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Brother Against Brother

Brother Against Brother is a two-player, IgoUgo series devoted to battles of the American Civil War, with the Union and Confederate armies represented at the regimental level. Each release will feature 3-5 thematically related battles.

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Brother Against Brother Updated to Version 1.02

May. 05, 2015 - Good news soldier! Patch 1.0.2 is finally released! This version is available with…

Brother Against Brother is Out Now!

Apr. 16, 2015 - "The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you…

Brother Against Brother: Battle of Mill Springs revealed!

Apr. 08, 2015 - Today we reveal another super detailed Battle Map for the upcoming Brother against…

Brother Against Brother: Battle of Wilsons Creek revealed!

Mar. 31, 2015 - We are delighted to reveal another highly detailed map for the upcoming American Civil War…

Brother against Brother gets a release date!

Mar. 18, 2015 - "The time for war has not yet come, but it will come, and that soon; and when it does come,…

Take up Arms!

Jan. 27, 2015 - Brother against Brother: Drawing the Sword, the new tactical wargame covering battles in the…


Western Civilization Software
Civil War
Turn-Based IGOUGO
Moddable Data Files
PDF E-Book, Printed - Color
1 day
Brother against Brother: The Drawing of the Swordis a turn-based series of games which simulate the battles of the American Civil War at the regimental level. Providing a wide range of historical and alternative-history scenarios, Brother against Brother lets players refight the major battles of the Civil War at an unprecedented level of depth and detail. 
Brother against Brother: The Drawing of the Sword is devoted to the opening battles of the war: the first major battles of 1861 in both the eastern and western theaters, 1st Bull Run and Wilson’s Creek, as well as the first battles of 1862, Mill Springs and Williamsburg. 
Brother against Brother: The Drawing of the Sword boasts scrupulous attention to detail in the preparation of maps and orders of battles; Western Civilization Software did years of primary research, pouring over national archives, consulting with a dozen experts, and exploring every inch of the actual battlefields.  
The maps themselves are vast, some as large as 50 square miles, and at 75 yards per hex are rendered in intricate detail. The game engine presents the player with a novel system of movement and issuing orders that emphasize the difficulties of wielding command-and-control over Civil War era regiments.  
The units themselves are accurately simulated not only in their strength and level of training, but also in such details as their sub-commanders and weapons.  Many units have special qualities in the game that represent the qualities which made them famous during the war, and some units have special attachments like Zouaves or sharpshooters.  The engine models hundreds of details with an easy-to-grasp user-interface: weather, formation, supply, skirmishers, brigade orders, dismounted cavalry, division activation, corps intelligence... even battlefield smoke. 
1st Battle of Bull Run/Battle of 1st Manassas, July 21, 1861: 1st Manassas (9:20am Start), 1st Manassas (What if #1 - Sudley Springs Ford defended), 1st Manassas (What if #2 - Multi-pronged Union attack), 1st Manassas (Blackburn's Ford (small scenario)), 1st Manassas (What if #3 - Blackburn's Ford (small scenario)), 1st Manassas (2 Player only version), 1st Manassas (Mid-battle (12pm) scenario), 1st Manassas (Standard Scenario).
Battle of Wilson's Creek, August 10, 1861: Wilsons Creek (What if #1 - Single Union attack column), Wilsons Creek (What if #2 - Sigel delayed), Wilsons Creek (Mid-battle (7 am) scenario), Wilsons Creek (Standard Scenario).
Battle of Mill Springs, January 19, 1862: Mill Springs (What if #1 - USA badly picketed), Mill Springs (What if #2 - USA badly picketed (no rain)), Mill Springs (Mid-battle Scenario (Zollicoffer in peril)), Mill Springs (Standard Scenario), Mill Springs (Standard Scenario (no rain)).
Battle of Mill Springs at Beech Grove Encampment: Mill Springs (Beech Grove) (What if #1 - Union attack) (Set on January 20, 1862), Mill Springs (Beech Grove) (What if #2 - CSA attacks first).
Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862: Williamsburg (What if #1 - Faster reinforcements), Williamsburg (What if #2 - Improved defensive line), Williamsburg (Hancock vs Early. (small scenario)), Williamsburg (Hancock vs Early (STARTER SCENARIO)), Williamsburg (Standard Scenario). Williamsburg (Standard Scenario) (no rain).
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This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed full color manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.

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When you select this option you can use our digital download option to get the game right away and start playing. Then have a boxed copy of the game shipped to you as a backup for permanent storage. With a backup, you'll be prepared for whatever comes your way-whether it's a system crash, a computer virus damaging your files or the software simply no longer functioning as it should. You will be billed to have the game shipped in a printed DVD box with a printed DVD and your serial number.


Digital Express Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it) and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Standard Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed grayscale manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Collector's Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed full color manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.