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El Hombre del Fuego

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#1 11 years ago

Wondering, does anyone here know of any decent (American) Civil War games for the computer? Preferably RTS, and including Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, and Antietam. Alternate-history type would be appreciated. Bonus points for being in the last two years and including good biographical information on such commanders as Sherman, Buford, Chamberlain, Armistad, Pickett, and Johnston.




Mihail VIP Member

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#2 11 years ago

Civilization has a really good mod, you might want to check out.




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#3 11 years ago

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/americancivilwargettysburg/index.html

Not sure whats its like though, its averaging around a 7.2/10 rating


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#4 11 years ago

Finding any sort of Civil War game that isnt over-the-top stratedgy is a hard thing to do - most of the ones that arent along those lines usually end up failing to even sell well....

The Civil War may be a very interesting time in history but let's face it...two armies standing in a line firing at each other from across a field just wont make good gameplay transiton at all - thats why there arent alot (if any) FPS games based on time periods prior to WWI-WWII - there's just no point...it's not interesting gaming.




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#5 11 years ago

That's where strategy orientation comes in.




El Hombre del Fuego

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#6 11 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions, will check them out.

I see your point in that it doesn't provide the small unit action a WW2 game would, but I feel a fairly detailed strategy game would be cool. However, the right detail would be difficult to achieve, because for me it would be involving all the fatigue and hardiness of the troops, railroads and river crossing, and morale, yet be easy to manage. The two desires cancel each other out, unfortunately.

I'll stick to watching Gettysburg over and over again, I guess. Gods and Generals was too melodramatic, Glory was too fake, and Red Badge of Courage is... old... maybe if they make a new one, it'd be better. But Gettysburg is perfect.

Thanks for the help, any more ideas, please share.

Oh, and which Civilization has the mod? I have Call to Power and Civ3.




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#7 11 years ago

VOP2288;3530099Finding any sort of Civil War game that isnt over-the-top stratedgy is a hard thing to do - most of the ones that arent along those lines usually end up failing to even sell well....

The Civil War may be a very interesting time in history but let's face it...two armies standing in a line firing at each other from across a field just wont make good gameplay transiton at all - thats why there arent alot (if any) FPS games based on time periods prior to WWI-WWII - there's just no point...it's not interesting gaming.

I dunno about that, I actually think it'd be an interesting challenge to come up with tactics to match the weaponry. That's why there were so many deaths, because the weapons were more advanced than the tactics.

And there is proof that tactics were used, rather than men just "standing in a line" shooting at each other. Of course, I'm referring to Chamberlain's (at least I think it was him...) swinging gate tactic. :p

Also, I'd love a link to this Civil War mod for Civ. Is it for Civ4?




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#8 11 years ago

I would suggest Victoria: An Empire Under the Sun, and its expansion. They're much more broader-based than the US civil war, set 1836-1930, but for alternate history you can't get much better. Plus, you can convert it through to Hearts of Iron: Doomsday (1936-1953).

It has a civil war scenario, but its not really a close view of the conflict. I've just been playing it heaps recently.




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#9 11 years ago

get the History Channels Civil War game its pretty good... has most of the major battles




DarkTau

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#10 11 years ago
YĆ³da 2492;3549529get the History Channels Civil War game its pretty good... has most of the major battles

My only issue with it is that it's too short and too bland terrain-wise.




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