As John Singleton Mosby, one of the Civil War's most interesting and dynamic leaders, you are charged, not with leading vast armies into battle, but with commanding small bands of skirmishers, scouts, and guerilla fighters on opportunistic missions to scout, ambush, steal supplies, and harass a larger and better-armed force of Union soldi
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Mixed (19 reviews) - 63% of the 19 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 19, 2008

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As John Singleton Mosby, one of the Civil War's most interesting and dynamic leaders, you are charged, not with leading vast armies into battle, but with commanding small bands of skirmishers, scouts, and guerilla fighters on opportunistic missions to scout, ambush, steal supplies, and harass a larger and better-armed force of Union soldiers, in this game of turn-based strategy and real-time tactical combat for the PC.

Missions and their objectives are randomized, so you'll need to approach each game differently, carefully planning your strategy for success. You draw your soldiers from local towns, then, through hard-won battlefield experience, transform them into fighting men — scouts, cavalry, rangers, and riflemen. Between battles you'll invest in local towns, so they can serve as field hospitals, stables and munitions caches, helping to keep your forces fit and able to fight, and so that they remain confident and supportive of your ongoing efforts and willingly supply men to fight for your cause - and as the war rages on this becomes increasingly challenging.

Throughout the campaign your progress is tracked, with a full report of your accomplishments provided at its completion. Can you build a name for yourself, just like Mosby?

    Turn-based Confederacy Level with unit and resource management

  • Units live in towns that you can influence to support your goals
  • Availability of units for specific missions is dependent on their town's support for you
  • Your interactions with towns, as well as casualties you send home to them, changes the face of the region
  • Real-time tactical combat missions

  • Enemy unit concentrations and mission objectives are randomized for replayability
  • Focus on reconnaissance and stealth tactics
  • Units under your command vary in terms of base stats as well as "attributes" they earn as they level
  • You choose who to take into combat and within a given mission you must work with those units to complete the mission (there are no unit-spawning buildings that give you replacements in battle)
  • Randomized units that gain specializations over time with experience

  • Emphasis on each unit as a real soldier rather than the expendable, nameless units of a traditional RTS
  • Each campaign starts with a small group of veteran units mixed in with raw recruits whose homes are chosen at random
  • Though most of the units come into the world as raw recruits, your ability as a leader to cultivate them into effective Rangers, Riflemen, Cavalrymen, and Scouts (each of which have their own strengths and weaknesses) will be key to your success

System Requirements

    • Operating system: Windows® XP or Vista
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz processor or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM Windows XP® (1 GB for Windows® Vista)
    • Hard disk space: 350 MB uncompressed free hard drive space
    • Video: 64 MB DirectX 8.1 compatible card
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Mixed (19 reviews)
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soilforlawnisspread
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2
very unprofessional game. Many unworkable bugs. But for 8 bucks what did you expect? This game would be the Indie Game version of "Canadian Netflix" horror movie. You know those made for direct to DVD movies staring some B rated old star from some obscure 90's science fiction film, or 80's teen movie. Yeah that kind of quality.
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Skitz
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
I picked this game up looong ago. About the time it actually came out in 2008. I played it a little but due to lack of interest and most importantly: patience, i left it aside for my WoW-addiction i was feeding back in those days.

It isnt the best game around, thats for sure. But i very recently started playing it again and i approached it differently. Playing it the way the game actually wants to be played, stealthy, slowly, scouting ahead, pulling a few soldiers away and taking the time to save each man in your small unit.
It feels great, sure every battle you do is pretty similar and repetition is one of the major drawbacks but the progression is nice and working towards upgrading each town and getting as much hardenend and seasoned veterans is fun.

dunno if the current €10,- is really worth it, id more likely price it at 7 or 5 considering its 8 years old. But i must say, im really having a blast.
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odessa55
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: October 10, 2015
Well designed. Enjoyed the historical accuracy. Easy to grasp the game set-up to play. Tilted Mill did well as this, pity they haven't gone on to more American Civil War themed games.
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Pouletkuif
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10, 2015
I recommend buying this game if you dislike actually playing video games and you're willing to pay $2 for watching battle loading screens
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Aqua
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 28, 2014
This game does get repetitive over time. However, it does provide some nice moments of stealthy and shooty action as one controls a band of Confederate fighters and conducts raids on Union positions. The missions have some variation with randomly generated maps: this allows for a unique experience each time. One also has to keep track of unit skills and differences, and the fact that as units go up in rank they also go up in stats.

One needs to play it safe: you can't let your veteran troops die, but sometimes fresh meat is bound to fall in combat. But since all troops are identical save Mosby and none of them are characterized at all, you might not 'care' about the lives of your men that much.

For an indie game that demonstrates a nice and fitting musical score, and a game about people fighting for the losing or villified side of history, this is a nice game. For a historically accurate or I daresay compelling experience, look elsewhere.
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[EH] Kodiak
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: October 5, 2014
I quite enjoyed this, but I cannot recommend it as the difficulty spikes and the game just feels unfinished overall
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Cold King
( 32.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20, 2014
A very fun little game i recomend it for beginners in the strategy genre, but even seasoned strategy fans can enjoy the moderate challenge this game provides.
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Brother Barnaby
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19, 2014
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10/10
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Catholic_Confederate
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19, 2014
I think it's a fun game if you like the period. Gameplay can be really slow if on foot, but having horses speeds it up a lot. The buffs and upgrades in regions were neat. It's a challenge to save every man in your force, but fun if you take the time.
Maybe it's the Southron in me talking, but it was a refreshing indie game experience.
I look forward to more of Tilted Mill's future releases!
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Grasshopper
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 23, 2014
Simplistic and boring gameplay.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 19, 2014
I think it's a fun game if you like the period. Gameplay can be really slow if on foot, but having horses speeds it up a lot. The buffs and upgrades in regions were neat. It's a challenge to save every man in your force, but fun if you take the time.
Maybe it's the Southron in me talking, but it was a refreshing indie game experience.
I look forward to more of Tilted Mill's future releases!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
This game does get repetitive over time. However, it does provide some nice moments of stealthy and shooty action as one controls a band of Confederate fighters and conducts raids on Union positions. The missions have some variation with randomly generated maps: this allows for a unique experience each time. One also has to keep track of unit skills and differences, and the fact that as units go up in rank they also go up in stats.

One needs to play it safe: you can't let your veteran troops die, but sometimes fresh meat is bound to fall in combat. But since all troops are identical save Mosby and none of them are characterized at all, you might not 'care' about the lives of your men that much.

For an indie game that demonstrates a nice and fitting musical score, and a game about people fighting for the losing or villified side of history, this is a nice game. For a historically accurate or I daresay compelling experience, look elsewhere.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2013
A game that doesn't seem to quite work that well on newer computers. Not too hard on difficulty, and fights seems to revolve on whether your guys manage to hit the enemy first.
Still, could be good practice for micro skills if you decide to go sword only.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
I quite enjoyed this, but I cannot recommend it as the difficulty spikes and the game just feels unfinished overall
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2012
its very very very small fry. but its interesting and unique. old skool indie . like the story dislike the repetativeness.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 20, 2014
A very fun little game i recomend it for beginners in the strategy genre, but even seasoned strategy fans can enjoy the moderate challenge this game provides.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2012
A very fun game that makes you feel like a valiant Confederate raiding Union supply lines, some parts feel unfinshed, but you can't blame that on the small company that made it
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2013
Did the Achievements and was done with it... The game is not bad but don't run good on Modern PCs and it's too troublesome on the gameplay part...
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3 of 10 people (30%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 30, 2011
The Spiritual Successor to XCOM. A must buy!
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1 of 14 people (7%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 23, 2014
Simplistic and boring gameplay.
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