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What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/9/2012 5:34:35 PM   
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Mine is civil war generals 2. Would love to get that game back on my laptop.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/9/2012 5:58:11 PM   
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Mine is civil war generals 2. Would love to get that game back on my laptop.


I too still love Civil War Generals 2. I also really like FoF and Grigsby's War Between the States.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/9/2012 6:01:28 PM   
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I've never had one but since hanging out here a lot, my interest is growing.

Any of them at regimental/battery level with sort of NATO symbology? (NOT 3D looking stuff.)

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/9/2012 6:08:15 PM   
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I've never had one but since hanging out here a lot, my interest is growing.

Any of them at regimental/battery level with sort of NATO symbology? (NOT 3D looking stuff.)


You can get Civil War Generals here: http://www.old-games.com/download/5142/civil-war-generals-2
It is now free.

Forge of Freedom and WBTS are great games, just go the their product pages and read about them. Also watch the promo videos available for both games. I have been playing Civil War Generals for 15 years, FoF over 5 years and WBTS'S for nearly 4. Love all three.



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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/9/2012 6:16:05 PM   
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Looks good. Thanks.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/9/2012 11:38:08 PM   
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Thank you parusski. I will look into it.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/10/2012 2:19:16 AM   
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Like WBTS and FoF but my favorites are the HPS ACW campaign games. Gettysburg would be my favorite. They are the regimental/battery level you are looking for. Gettysburg offers some big maps and many campaign options which gives a lot of different games. Not much good for AI play though so you'd be better off with the Matrix games if not playing PBEM.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/10/2012 2:21:22 AM   
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Like WBTS and FoF but my favorites are the HPS ACW campaign games. Gettysburg would be my favorite. They are the regimental/battery level you are looking for. Gettysburg offers some big maps and many campaign options which gives a lot of different games. Not much good for AI play though so you'd be better off with the Matrix games if not playing PBEM.


Jeez, how could I not have mentioned the HPS titles. I own nearly every game sold by them.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/10/2012 2:23:15 AM   
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The HPS games sound nice but I'd definitely want an AI to play against.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/10/2012 2:25:13 AM   
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The HPS games sound nice but I'd definitely want an AI to play against.


UUHHH, they have AI numnuts.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/10/2012 2:28:31 AM   
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It sounded like the AI was weak in nelmsm's post, meatbag.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/10/2012 2:54:52 AM   
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It sounded like the AI was weak in nelmsm's post, meatbag.



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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/10/2012 3:15:33 AM   
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Mines the new Norbsoft Gettysburg:Scourge of War and the recently released Antietam expansion. Real time with 100,000 troops on the screen and you can command from a regiment leader to Army commander. Best civil wargame ever for me.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/10/2012 3:18:42 AM   
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Mines the new Norbsoft Gettysburg:Scourge of War and the recently released Antietam expansion. Real time with 100,000 troops on the screen and you can command from a regiment leader to Army commander. Best civil wargame ever for me.

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Norbsoft Gettysburg:Scourge of War


I recall reading about this game a few years ago, but I guess I forgot about it. So you really think it is that good?

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/10/2012 3:21:58 AM   
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I want to see a game as easy to leaarn as TOF as a civil war game. Is there a game like this?


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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/10/2012 4:44:45 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: nate25

I've never had one but since hanging out here a lot, my interest is growing.

Any of them at regimental/battery level with sort of NATO symbology? (NOT 3D looking stuff.)


You can get Civil War Generals here: http://www.old-games.com/download/5142/civil-war-generals-2
It is now free.

Forge of Freedom and WBTS are great games, just go the their product pages and read about them. Also watch the promo videos available for both games. I have been playing Civil War Generals for 15 years, FoF over 5 years and WBTS'S for nearly 4. Love all three.





was not able to access free download. Do you have to be regitered to the site?

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/10/2012 3:49:41 PM   
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Mine is civil war generals 2. Would love to get that game back on my laptop.


Mine would be A House Divided. You didn't say paper or digital.


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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/10/2012 4:30:19 PM   
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North & South. Probably because it was the only one I actually played.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/10/2012 6:13:37 PM   
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This Hallowed Ground(Gettysburg).  Best board wargame ever on the subject....and I play the other Regimental-Sub series from Multi-man games.  Problem is, some are out of print.  A new copy of This Hallowed ground will run you 250.00 unpunched in new condition.

The system is not too complex
Plays good for team or solo-due to the order system
scale is just right-110 yeard per hex, 50 men per strength point, 1 cannon
leaders at Brigade level up to Corp and Army.
plently of scenarios-large and small depending on your table size.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/10/2012 6:19:48 PM   
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Now computer wise, it would be GG's War Between the States.  Excellent game on the subject.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/10/2012 7:33:54 PM   
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Any of the Richard Berg/GBACW series by old SPI.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/10/2012 8:36:31 PM   
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Probably Scourge of War. It's certainly the best ACW tactical game I've seen. My favourite strategic level game would be War Between the States, although I wouldn't say it was 'better' than FoF or Ageod's ACW. More a personal taste thing.

Of the golden oldies CWG2 was indeed a blast but I think AoR just topped it if I had to pick one (even if limited to just ACW scenarios).

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/10/2012 11:50:48 PM   
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Hertston,
If you please what is AoR? Age of Rifles?

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/11/2012 1:30:52 AM   
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Yes.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/11/2012 1:59:22 AM   
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I had that game but for me it had to many bugs and crashed all the time.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/11/2012 2:00:25 AM   
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I wish they would make an easy Divisional type Civil war game that you could sit down and play for a couple of hours about the civil war.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/11/2012 3:27:59 AM   
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I wish they would make an easy Divisional type Civil war game that you could sit down and play for a couple of hours about the civil war.


AGEOD's Civil War is easy division level game.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/11/2012 4:03:36 AM   
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Is there much management is this game? I hate to micro manage. I do that enough at work already.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/11/2012 4:09:41 AM   
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Is there much management is this game? I hate to micro manage. I do that enough at work already.


I don't believe so.

http://www.matrixgames.com/products/343/details/American.Civil.War..The.Blue.and.the.Gray

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/11/2012 11:21:36 PM   
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Thanks pizzaman I will check it out. Are you in the pizza making industry or just like pizza?

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