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Gary Grigsby's War Between The States

From the legendary team at 2 by 3 Games comes a new grand strategy masterpiece: Gary Grigsbys War Between the States. Taking gamers back to the American Civil War, this grand strategy game allows players to experience the trials and tribulations of the role of commander-in-chief for either side. Historically accurate, detailed and finely balanced for realistic gameplay, War Between the States is also easy to play and does not take months to finish.
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$39.99
$9.60
TitleDate
[PC] Update v1.040Apr 23, 2009
[PC] Update v1.040Oct 14, 2008
Map Poster (jpg)Jul 21, 2008
[PC] Installer v1.030nJun 10, 2008

Recent NEWS

War Between the States is Updated

Apr. 23, 2009 - New features, rule changes, and bug fixes adding more shine to this award winning game Matrix Games…

War Between the States Gets An Update

Nov. 03, 2008 - The new v1.030 update adds even more gameplay enhancements and historical accuracy to this American…

New v1.020 Update Available for War Between the States

Aug. 07, 2008 - Another update is released for the turn-based American Civil War grand strategy hit! Matrix Games…

Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States Gets an Update

Jul. 07, 2008 - The first update to this highly successful American Civil War game is now available Matrix Games…

Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States Now Available!

Jun. 11, 2008 - Fix the bayonets and prepare to charge, this turn-based American Civil War strategy tour-de-force is…

New Manual Section and Screenshots Released for War Between the States!

Jun. 05, 2008 - A Strategy Guide from the manual of this highly anticipated game in addition to a hefty pack of…

A New Detailed Promo Video for Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States Now Available!

May. 30, 2008 - A media extravaganza is released for the upcoming Civil War strategy game! Matrix Games and 2by3…

Matrix Games Unveils Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States!

Apr. 29, 2008 - The latest project from the people who created War in the Pacific heads to the American Civil…

Game SPECS

2by3 Games
English
Strategic
Civil War
America
Advanced
Turn-Based IGOUGO
1-2
Present
Traditional PBEM
No
PDF E-Book, Printed - Black & White
Brigade

From the legendary team at 2 by 3 Games comes a new grand strategy masterpiece: Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States. Taking gamers back to the American Civil War, this grand strategy game allows players to experience the trials and tribulations of the role of commander-in-chief for either side. Historically accurate, detailed and finely balanced for realistic gameplay, War Between the States is also easy to play and does not take months to finish.


"We must do more than defeat their armies, we must destroy them!”

Promote and cultivate talented young colonels or brigadiers to build Corps and Army commanders that will help you fight and manage the war effort from battles to training of recruits with the utmost efficiency and success. A multi-faceted rank promotion system allows leaders to gain in abilities and power based on their successes, while also simulating the historical progression of leaders during the war. Each decision you make must be weighed carefully, as promoting and demoting leaders, entering neutral states, raising troops and many other actions cost you the political capital that will determine your ability to achieve victory.

Test your mettle and strategic vision in one of the most bitterly fought contests in history – the War Between the States. Explore the historical tactics of the day to find the best way to win. Use cavalry to raid the enemy supply depots and conduct reconnaissance to determine the best place to strike and then engage the enemy head on and watch the epic push and pull of battle unfold in front of you. In between battles, the mighty Union navy or brave Confederate raiders can strangle and disrupt supply flow at critical times in your campaign. Build river gunboats and transports to exploit the strategic value of the Mississippi and entrench and fortify key locations to deny passage to the enemy.

USE WISDOM AND STRATEGY TO APPOINT THE BEST LEADER FOR THE JOB 

Units train and function best with the right leader. Weigh the strengths and weakness of the men commanding your armies to maximize unit attributes like attack, defence, movement, initiative probability, and training.

PLAY ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT WITH A SUSPENSEFUL BATTLE RESOLUTION SYSTEM 

Watch the push and pull of forces as the battle unfolds that will make or break your plans resolve.

MASTER CRITICAL CAVALRY SCOUTING AND RAIDING AND PENETRATE DEEP INTO ENEMY TERRITORY 

With the optional Fog of War rule, cavalry scouting becomes even more important. The Confederate early war cavalry advantage is accurately simulated.

ACHIEVE NAVAL SUPERIORITY WITH A REALISTIC AND COMPLETE NAVAL WAR MODEL

Harass and interrupt critical trade routes with a Union blockade and or Confederate commerce raiders. Build river gunboats and transports to control the Father of Waters and conduct amphibious assaults by river or sea.

FORTIFY AND ENTRENCH  

Entrench your armies and build permanent fortifications to protect strategic locations and interdict river movement.

CONSERVE YOUR POLITICAL CAPITAL  

Use it prudently to call for new troops, change leaders and enter neutral states. Build it up through successes and keep it high enough to secure final victory.

 

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Color box and disk with B/W manual
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.

Store Info

Digital Download

Our Digital Download service sends you a download link to the master game file once your order is complete. You can use this link to download the game directly to your computer over the internet and start playing right away. The download is available to you for thirty days after your order. No shipping is involved and the game is immediately available for you once the order is complete.

Physical Shipment

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.

Editions

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.