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Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865

From the creators of Crown of Glory come an epic tale. Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865 provides something for every strategy gamer. Control economic development, political development with governors and foreign nations, and use your military to win the bloodiest war in US history.

Recent NEWS

Deal of the Week - Forge of Freedom goes half price

May. 26, 2014 - A fresh week, a fresh deal! This week we offer you Forge of Freedom, a grand strategy title on…

Forge of Freedom Updated and Improved!

Apr. 16, 2009 - Improved Detailed Battles, a Craftier AI, tweaks, fixes and improvements!! Matrix Games and Western…

Forge of Freedom Anniversary Extravaganza!

Dec. 04, 2007 - Major Update, New Video and Holiday Sale! Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Western…

With a Rebel Yell, Forge of Freedom Gets an Update!

May. 30, 2007 - A Major Update Released for American Civil War Grand Strategy Game  Matrix Games and Western…

Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865 Updated!

Dec. 08, 2006 - Not even a score of days, let alone four, has passed since its release and Forge of Freedom is…

Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War is Now Available At Matrix Games!

Nov. 30, 2006 - Western Civilization Software and Matrix Games release their American Civil War grand strategy…

Forge of Freedom Has Gone Gold!

Nov. 21, 2006 - The American Civil War strategy game is completed and will be available soon Matrix Games and…

Matrix Games Announces Forge of Freedom!

Jul. 25, 2006 - Western Civilization Software Revisits the American Civil War Matrix Games and Western…

Game SPECS

English
Strategic
Civil War
America
Intermediate
Turn-Based WEGO
Western Civilization Software
1-2
Present
Traditional PBEM
No
PDF E-Book, Printed - Black & White
Brigade

Relive the days of America’s greatest struggle: a time of blood, smoke, and glory! Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865 combines grand strategy with battlefield tactics in one game, putting you in command at every level of the Civil War, from the mobilization of your nation’s resources to the control of individual brigades during the fury of battle. 


Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865 is packed with historical detail. Control the careers of more than 1,000 generals – every general of the Civil War era. 

Equip your units with one of more than 50 types of period firearms and artillery. Field armies containing the Iron Brigade, the Orphan Brigade or 100 other legendary units. Choose your units’ standards from a collection of over 700 authentic flags. Allocate resources toward research in order to gain improved technology and logistical support in five different areas of research. Engage in diplomacy with European powers and in domestic politics with historically accurate state governors. Command your navy to hunt blockade runners, blockade ports, launch amphibious assaults, and bombard forts. Customize your brigades by adding personnel and equipment: train sharpshooters and Zouaves, equip reconnaissance balloons and horse artillery, deploy raiders and scouts, manage engineers and signal corps, and much more! 

Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865 is a unique game combining strategy and tactics in one design to offer you the chance to grab the reins of history. Forge of Freedom allows you to customize the game rules: play with just the amount of complexity that you enjoy. The turn-based game structure allows you to play at your own pace. Battles can be resolved quickly or fought on a detailed battle map using a comprehensive system that models fatigue, morale, supply, facing, formation, time of day, reinforcements, command-and-control, weather, and even battlefield smoke. 

 

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