It will be a group of battles, with several scenarios for each, in each release. We will not release a map-editor, at least not until the series is at or nearing its close. Other than the map itself, the game will be highly moddable, with just about everything done through data files. (If people want to shoulder the burden of researching and creating maps for battles we might otherwise not do, we'll consider working with them on the project on a case by case basis. Using the map-editor to assign all the terrain types takes several hours, but isn't that hard -- it's getting the map sketched out and then actually drawn that is an ungodly amount of work. So if someone really, really wants the Battle of Ball's Bluff so that he can release it as a mod, I'd probably work with him on it, so long as all I'm doing is map-editing -- an activity I can do while watching TV, since I'm a highly trained professional.)
The "coming soon" forum should be up shortly, so I'll be able to go into more detail there. But since you're no doubt wondering, the first release will have 1st Bull Run, Wilson's Creek, Williamsburg and Mill Springs (both the Logan's Cross Roads area and Beech Grove, in two maps). Maps will be up to 5 x 10 miles, meaning that there will be some pretty large movement areas, and not just the areas of the main fighting.
< Message edited by Gil R. -- 4/26/2010 10:24:20 PM >
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