Matrix Games Forums

Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

New American Civil War Game coming to Steam

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [General] >> General Discussion >> New American Civil War Game coming to Steam Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 5/28/2020 5:39:11 PM   
Ostwindflak


Posts: 666
Joined: 1/23/2014
From: New Hampshire
Status: offline
I was searching for American Civil War games last night on various sites and platforms and came across this one called Grand Tactician: The Civil War 1861-1865.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/654890/Grand_Tactician_The_Civil_War_18611865/

I had not heard of it, but it looks interesting to say the least. There is a game trailer that shows pre-alpha footage on that link. Apparently it is slated to release this summer 2020.

Not sure if this had been shared previously on here, but thought I'd throw it out for others that like ACW games.
Post #: 1
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 5/28/2020 8:28:49 PM   
gekkoguy35

 

Posts: 38
Joined: 2/29/2008
From: Nashville, TN
Status: offline
Just found this game yesterday actually and was coming here to see if anyone had talked about it! It looks really promising to me. Very excited about it.

They actually have a blog here: http://www.grandtactician.com/thecivilwar/blog/articles/

It includes an entry from a very familiar face to many around this forum, I'd wager...

< Message edited by gekkoguy35 -- 5/28/2020 8:29:26 PM >


_____________________________


(in reply to Ostwindflak)
Post #: 2
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 5/29/2020 12:49:20 AM   
budd


Posts: 2879
Joined: 7/4/2009
From: Tacoma
Status: offline
There's this one also, it will have a civil war component.

http://general-staff.com/

_____________________________

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Be Yourself; Everyone else is already taken" ~Oscar Wilde

*I'm in the Wargamer middle ground*
I don't buy all the wargames I want, I just buy more than I need.

(in reply to gekkoguy35)
Post #: 3
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 5/29/2020 3:20:40 AM   
gekkoguy35

 

Posts: 38
Joined: 2/29/2008
From: Nashville, TN
Status: offline
Lots of interesting stuff in the works!

_____________________________


(in reply to budd)
Post #: 4
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 5/29/2020 5:15:42 PM   
Gilmer


Posts: 1377
Joined: 7/1/2011
Status: offline
Yes, I actually have interacted with the people behind "Grand Tactician: Civil War" just to ask them if I can use some of their Youtube video to make a "Upcoming" video on my own channel.

They immediately responded and said "OK, go ahead, thanks for your interest."

This game looks phenomenal. It has a detailed economic model, it has a grand campaign map that looks like you can seamlessly zoom in to a tactical map. It's like they listed everything they think should be in a game like this and then have been implementing it, like even picking up firearms on the battlefield and using them in the battle.

Two things I did not see that may be crucial, though, are 1. Multiplayer, or at least 2 player possibility. 2. Buying weapon upgrades for units.

It may be they are in there, I just did not see it.

Edit: So, after watching more of the videos, maybe all of them, I have seen a comment from the Grand Tactician people that multiplayer will not be included initially. So, no playing against friends on a dedicated server or by email, at first, but hopefully later.

< Message edited by Gilmer -- 5/29/2020 6:23:28 PM >


_____________________________

He that has a mind to fight, let him fight, for now is the time. - Anacreon
My youtube channel link is under my profile. About 90% of it is Ageod.

(in reply to gekkoguy35)
Post #: 5
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 7/5/2020 3:49:22 PM   
Crimguy


Posts: 1407
Joined: 8/15/2003
From: Cave Creek, AZ
Status: offline
I've watched all the videos I could find on this title. Philippe Thibault had some glowing praise of its gameplay on their blog:

http://www.grandtactician.com/thecivilwar/blog/articles/guest-blog-philippe-thibaut

It's made it's way to the top of my list. Looks like an enticing combination of Scourge of War & Ageod's AACW.

_____________________________

________________________
www.azcrimes.com
<sig removed because I'm a bandwidth hog>

(in reply to Gilmer)
Post #: 6
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 7/6/2020 2:32:12 PM   
SylviaFritz

 

Posts: 1
Joined: 7/6/2020
Status: offline
Waited for that movement, and finally it is going to happen!

(in reply to Crimguy)
Post #: 7
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 7/6/2020 2:53:47 PM   
bairdlander


Posts: 2194
Joined: 3/28/2009
From: Toronto Ontario but living in Edmonton,Alberta
Status: offline
I would love to see a modern American Civil war game.

(in reply to SylviaFritz)
Post #: 8
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 7/6/2020 3:36:18 PM   
Anachro


Posts: 2446
Joined: 11/23/2015
From: The Coastal Elite
Status: offline
Frankly, I would love a modern rendition of Sid Meier's Gettysburg, and possible other battles included, or perhaps such a system coupled with a dynamic campaign covering the whole Civil War. I know there was the Ultimate General series, but I was pretty unimpressed with it.

(in reply to bairdlander)
Post #: 9
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 7/7/2020 10:09:48 AM   
TrueAmerican

 

Posts: 1
Joined: 7/7/2020
Status: offline
Wow, I wanna buy it!

(in reply to Anachro)
Post #: 10
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 7/8/2020 1:24:07 PM   
SteveSlitherson

 

Posts: 19
Joined: 12/25/2019
Status: offline
It sure looks interesting. In this game, you can choose your side in the Civil War. Nation building is interesting. Charts and maps are cool. Nice character descriptions and stats.

_____________________________

Interesting blogs you should visit:
http://www.igorbnews.com
http://www.canadaforums.ca

(in reply to TrueAmerican)
Post #: 11
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 7/21/2020 9:33:01 PM   
Gilmer


Posts: 1377
Joined: 7/1/2011
Status: offline
Release date: 8/21/2020!!!

_____________________________

He that has a mind to fight, let him fight, for now is the time. - Anacreon
My youtube channel link is under my profile. About 90% of it is Ageod.

(in reply to SteveSlitherson)
Post #: 12
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 7/21/2020 11:32:38 PM   
Grim.Reaper


Posts: 1342
Joined: 12/31/2009
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Gilmer

Release date: 8/21/2020!!!


Although it will release as Early Access on that date...personally I don't mind, but I know others prefer to wait until official release.

_____________________________


(in reply to Gilmer)
Post #: 13
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 7/22/2020 11:03:20 AM   
nicwb

 

Posts: 519
Joined: 4/26/2010
Status: offline
It looks really promising - the press release says scenarios with campaign starts at 1861, 1862 and 1863 plus 11 standalone battles. They plan to also include later an 1864 campaign star. I don't usually go for early access but I may make an exception here.

(in reply to Grim.Reaper)
Post #: 14
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 7/22/2020 2:17:23 PM   
Titanwarrior89


Posts: 3281
Joined: 8/28/2003
From: arkansas
Status: offline
We will see. Not holding my breath. The build up is almost always bigger than the product. Just saying.

_____________________________

"Before Guadalcanal the enemy advanced at his pleasure. After Guadalcanal, he retreated at ours".

"Mama, There's Rabbits in the Garden"

(in reply to nicwb)
Post #: 15
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 7/23/2020 1:09:10 AM   
Lava


Posts: 1694
Joined: 2/9/2004
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Titanwarrior89

The build up is almost always bigger than the product.


There hasn't been much build-up or hype for this game, from my POV. Found out about it several months ago (though I don't remember how) and signed up for email notices. They don't even have a forum, and just use those on steam.

Personally, I think it is a very ambitious game and likely to ship with a lot of bugs.

What I like about it is that it has an operational aspect you almost never see in a war game of this type. So, as the battle starts up, you will give orders to your Corps and they will enter the battle... when they get there. Pretty cool.

I'll be going early access, but as I said, I expect the game to have a lot of issues at the start.

(in reply to Titanwarrior89)
Post #: 16
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 7/28/2020 11:12:38 PM   
Freyr Oakenshield


Posts: 437
Joined: 4/25/2014
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: budd

There's this one also, it will have a civil war component.

http://general-staff.com/



That actually looks quite interesting. Like the map graphics.

_____________________________


(in reply to budd)
Post #: 17
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 8/5/2020 12:50:07 PM   
nicwb

 

Posts: 519
Joined: 4/26/2010
Status: offline
If anyone is interested -XTRG has a couple of videos up looking at the game on You tube.

from his video alone the scope of the game looks immense.

(in reply to Freyr Oakenshield)
Post #: 18
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 8/5/2020 1:33:50 PM   
nicwb

 

Posts: 519
Joined: 4/26/2010
Status: offline
....and also the Historicalgamer -also You Tube.

(in reply to nicwb)
Post #: 19
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 8/5/2020 2:51:38 PM   
Lava


Posts: 1694
Joined: 2/9/2004
Status: offline
I subscribe to "The Strategy Wargamer." He's done quite a few videos on the game, but also is a general "matrix games" kinda guy.

https://www.youtube.com/c/TheStrategyWargamer/videos

(in reply to nicwb)
Post #: 20
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 8/6/2020 1:35:27 AM   
Aurelian

 

Posts: 4019
Joined: 2/26/2007
Status: offline
https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/1826/The_Seven_Years_War_17561763__Complete/ Is the first one they did.

_____________________________


(in reply to Lava)
Post #: 21
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 8/6/2020 10:37:00 AM   
Simulacra53


Posts: 523
Joined: 5/16/2015
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Aurelian

https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/1826/The_Seven_Years_War_17561763__Complete/ Is the first one they did.


This game - TSYW - is the main reason I am cautious with GT:TCW.
I really want to read positive EA reviews before committing to make sure there are no surprises.

(in reply to Aurelian)
Post #: 22
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 8/6/2020 1:27:49 PM   
nicwb

 

Posts: 519
Joined: 4/26/2010
Status: offline
quote:

subscribe to "The Strategy Wargamer." He's done quite a few videos on the game, but also is a general "matrix games" kinda guy.

https://www.youtube.com/c/TheStrategyWargamer/videos


Yeah and he's been ultra enthused since the game was announced

However that being said most of the review videos I have seen appear positive - allowing for the fact that the game is still in beta.

(in reply to Simulacra53)
Post #: 23
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 8/6/2020 4:38:00 PM   
Lava


Posts: 1694
Joined: 2/9/2004
Status: offline
I've watched a few preliminary reviews by XTRG, The Strategy Wargamer and the Historical gamer and this title looks immensely complicated on its surface.

God knows what it is like underneath the hood.

(in reply to nicwb)
Post #: 24
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 8/7/2020 12:03:40 AM   
Freyr Oakenshield


Posts: 437
Joined: 4/25/2014
Status: offline
Anybody tried this? -- Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis -- https://store.steampowered.com/app/1041940/Fort_Sumter_The_Secession_Crisis/

Any good?

_____________________________


(in reply to Lava)
Post #: 25
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 8/7/2020 1:28:15 AM   
Veldor


Posts: 1531
Joined: 12/29/2002
From: King's Landing
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Freyr Oakenshield

Anybody tried this? -- Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis -- https://store.steampowered.com/app/1041940/Fort_Sumter_The_Secession_Crisis/

Any good?


Just Get Twilight Struggle instead and perhaps the upcoming Labyrinth Game
Fort Sumter isn't all that popular even in the board game world it came from, vs the above two.


_____________________________


(in reply to Freyr Oakenshield)
Post #: 26
RE: New American Civil War Game coming to Steam - 8/7/2020 1:31:37 AM   
Veldor


Posts: 1531
Joined: 12/29/2002
From: King's Landing
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ostwindflak

I was searching for American Civil War games last night on various sites and platforms and came across this one called Grand Tactician: The Civil War 1861-1865.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/654890/Grand_Tactician_The_Civil_War_18611865/

I had not heard of it, but it looks interesting to say the least. There is a game trailer that shows pre-alpha footage on that link. Apparently it is slated to release this summer 2020.

Not sure if this had been shared previously on here, but thought I'd throw it out for others that like ACW games.


Thanks for putting this game on my radar. Most of the screenshots look amazing!

_____________________________


(in reply to Ostwindflak)
Post #: 27
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [General] >> General Discussion >> New American Civil War Game coming to Steam Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.164