Richard Berg

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For the television producer see Dick Berg.

Richard H. Berg (b. 1943 in Charleston, South Carolina) is a prolific wargame designer, and recipient of the Charles S. Roberts Hall of Fame Award in 1987.

Background[edit]

Berg earned his B.A., majoring in Asian History, from Union College in Schenectady, New York. He then earned a JD degree from Brooklyn Law School in New York.[1]

Berg served in the United States Army from 1967-1969. During his time in the service, he was assigned to be the musical director for the Army Theater in Frankfurt, Germany.[1]

From 1971 to 1988, he worked as a criminal defense attorney in private practice and for the Legal Aid Society.[1]

Career[edit]

In addition to being a game designer, Richard Berg has also worked as a criminal defense trial attorney, media communications consultant, actor, director, author, lyricist, composer, as well as working briefly for the IRS.[2]

Notable games include SPQR and The Campaign for North Africa.

Berg was the editor and publisher of the now defunct Berg's Review of Games.

He was voted as a "famous game designer" to be featured as the king of diamonds in Flying Buffalo's 2014 Famous Game Designers Playing Card Deck.[3][4]

Charles S. Roberts Awards[edit]

  • 1977 - Best Tactical Game : Terrible Swift Sword by Simulations Publications, Inc.
  • 1977 - Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Wargame : War of the Rings by Simulations Publications, Inc.
  • 1984 - Best Pre-20th century Game : South Mountain by West End Games
  • 1987 - Charles Roberts Awards Hall of Fame
  • 1988 - Best Historical or Scenario Magazine Article : S&T #119 - Forrest at Bay
  • 1992 - Best Pre–World War Two Game : SPQR by GMT Games (with Mark Herman)
  • 1994 - Best Pre–World War Two Game : Battles of Waterloo by GMT Games
  • 1995 - Best Amateur Wargaming Magazine : Berg's Review of Games (BROG)
  • 1996 - Best Amateur Wargaming Magazine : Berg's Review of Games (BROG)
  • 1996 - Best Pre–World War Two Game : Fields of Glory by Moments in History
  • 1997 - Best Amateur Wargaming Magazine : Berg's Review of Games (BROG)
  • 1998 - Best Amateur Wargaming Magazine : Berg's Review of Games (BROG)
  • 2001 - Best DTP Game : Longbow by BSO Games
  • 2004 - Best DTP Game : Louisiana Tigers by BSO Games
  • 2006 - Best Magazine Game : Kulikovo 1380: the Golden Horde in Against the Odds Magazine

Wargames[edit]

Richard Berg designed or co-designed the following[1].

  • The Conquerors (SPI)
  • Druid (West End Games, 1984)
  • Julius Caesar (TSR-SPI)
  • The Great Battles of Alexander (GMT)
  • Juggernaut (GMT)
  • SPQR (GMT, 1992)
  • War Elephant (GMT, 1992)
  • Consul for Rome (GMT, 1992)
  • Pyrrhic Victory (GMT, 1993)
  • The Great Battles of Julius Caesar (GMT)
  • Africanus (GMT, 1994)
  • Chicken of the Sea (GPG)
  • The Great Battles of Alexander, Deluxe Edition (GMT, 1995)
  • Dictator (GMT, 1995)
  • Diadochoi (GMT, 1995)
  • Successors (AH)
  • Jugurtha (GMT, 1998)
  • Phalanx (GMT)
  • Caesar: The Conquest of Gaul (GMT, 1998)
  • War Galley (GMT)
  • Cataphract (GMT)
  • Salamis (GMT)
  • Veni, Vidi, Vici (GMT)
  • Caratacus (GMT)
  • Simple GBoH (GMT)
  • Caesar in Alexandria (GMT, 2001)
  • Nero (Phalanx)
  • Attila (GMT)
  • Tyrant (GMT)
  • Ancient World, Rise of the Roman Republic (GMT)
  • Zama (BSO)
  • Alesia (GMT, 2004)
  • Carthage (GMT)
  • Pax Romana (GMT)
  • Mamluk (GMT)
  • Gergovia (GMT, 2007)
  • The Crusades (SPI)
  • Constantinople (SPI)
  • Soldiers of the Queen (S&T-TSR)
  • Hastings, 1066 (S&T-TSR)
  • Lion of the North (GMT)
  • The Battles of Waterloo (GMT)
  • A Famous Victory (MiH)
  • Fields of Glory (MiH)
  • Rivoli 1797 (Vae Victis)
  • Kingdom for a Horse (BSO)
  • Devil’s Horsemen (BSO)
  • Les Pyramides (Vae Victis)
  • Zurich, 1799 (Vae Victis)
  • Triumph & Glory (GMT)
  • Simon Says (BSO)
  • Risorgimento 1859 (GMT)
  • The Last Raid (BSO)
  • Longbow (BSO)
  • The Last Crusade (BSO)
  • Waterloo (Phalanx)
  • The Marlborough Man (BSO)
  • Medieval (GMT)
  • Zulu! (BSO)
  • The Prince (Phalanx)
  • Borodino (GMT)
  • Highlander (BSO)
  • Suleiman the Magnificent (ATO)
  • Men of Iron (GMT)
  • Manchu (S&T-3W)
  • Shogun Triumphant (XTR)
  • Samurai (GMT)
  • Devil’s Horsemen (GMT)
  • Sideshow(S&T-3W)
  • The Campaign for North Africa (SPI)
  • The Desert Fox (SPI)
  • Battle for North Africa (GMT)
  • June 6 (GMT)
  • Greek Tragedy (BSO)
  • Bitter Victory (BSO)
  • Conquistador (SPI, AH)
  • Vera Cruz (SPI)
  • Birth of a Nation (3W)
  • 13: The Colonies in Revolt (S&T-TSR)
  • Blackbeard (Avalon Hill)
  • Geronimo (Avalon Hill)
  • Las Batallas de los Gringos (BSO)
  • Line of Fire (BSO)
  • Rough & Ready (S&T/Decision)
  • Dillinger (BSO)
  • Gringo (GMT)
  • Carolina Rebels (BSO)
  • Turning Point (BSO)
  • Hooker and Lee (SPI)
  • Terrible Swift Sword (1st Ed, SPI; 2nd Ed, TSR)
  • Bloody April (SPI)
  • Murfreesboro (Yaquinto)
  • Corinth (SPI)
  • A Gleam of Bayonets (SPI-TSR)
  • South Mountain (West End Games)
  • Shiloh (West End Games)
  • Rebel Sabers (SPI-TSR)
  • The Horse Soldiers (S&T-3W)
  • The Guns of Cedar Creek (SD)
  • Baton Rouge (S&T-3W)
  • First Blood (SD)
  • 1862 (SD)
  • Dead of Winter (SD)
  • Rio Grande (S&T/DG)
  • 1863 (GMT)
  • Chancellorsville (Clash of Arms)
  • War of the Rebellion (DG)
  • The Three Days of Gettysburg (GMT)
  • Glory (GMT)
  • River of Death (GMT)
  • Confederate Rails (BSO)
  • Red Badge of Courage (GMT)
  • Across the Rappahannock (GMT)
  • East-West (BSO)
  • Louisiana Tigers (BSO)
  • SPI Baseball (SPI)
  • SPI Football (SPI)
  • BSO Football (BSO)
  • The War of the Ring (SPI)
  • Gondor (SPI)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Board Game Geek, "Richard Berg biography", retrieved October 5, 2014
  2. ^ Berg, Richard H. (2007). "Plague!". In Lowder, James. Hobby Games: The 100 Best. Green Ronin Publishing. pp. 244–246. ISBN 978-1-932442-96-0. 
  3. ^ "Poker Deck". Flying Buffalo. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Richard H. Berg – “I am Da King” – Game Designer". Flying C3i Ops Center. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 

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