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Battles in Normandy Wins Charles S. Roberts Award!

Decisive Battles Game Earns Famed Award for 20th Century Wargaming Excellence!

For Immediate Release

Staten Island, NY, August 9th, 2005 - Matrix Games ( is proud to announce that Strategic Studies Group's (SSG) ( Battles in Normandy has earned yet another prestigious award. The Charles S. Roberts award, named after the founder of Avalon Hill and awarded to deserving wargames each year, has designater Battles in Normandy the Winner for "20th Century Era Wargame"! In second place within the same category was another Matrix Games title, War in the Pacific, which was developed by Gary Grigsby and 2by3 Games.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said, "I am pleased to accept this award on behalf of SSG and Matrix Games, with gratitude. If we have anything to say about it, 2005 will bring fans of this genre even more great titles than we had the fortune to see in 2004."

Battles in Normandy is a part of the Decisive Battles Series, which has previously won a number of awards, including War Game of the Year from both Computer Gaming World and Gamespy, Editor's Choice from PC Gamer, and The Wargamer's Award for Excellence. The series features an operational setting with an easy to use interface. The game is approachable by beginners and masters with customizable AI options to give gamers of all skill levels a run for their money.

For more information on Battles in Normandy and the Decisive Battles series visit or check the SSG website at


Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2000, Matrix Games has published over two dozen titles and several award-winning games, including War in the Pacific, Highway to the Reich, Gary Grigsby's World At War, Flashpoint Germany, Battles In Normandy, Starshatter and Tin Soldiers: Julius Caesar. Matrix Games is based in Staten Island, New York. For more information, visit the Matrix Games website at


Strategic Studies Group (SSG) was founded in Australia during the 1980s by Roger Keating and Ian Trout with the release of their first game, Reach for the Stars. Over the last twenty years and over fifty computer games, SSG has grown from a fledgling company to one of the driving forces in Computer Strategy in the world today. SSG's Decisive Battles series has won as much acclaim as any modern wargame. Their work continues with the newly released Battles In Italy. For more information, visit the SSG website at

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