A Tactical Battle Simulator that allows you to command thousands of soldiers as a Union or Confederate General. The game features the most accurately created map, a non-linear battle campaign, complex morale, innovative control mechanics and smart AI.
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A few words about the game

Ultimate General: Gettysburg was fully released on 16th October 2014 after 5 months in Steam Early Access. It is a tactical battle simulator which gives you the option to fight the battle of Gettysburg as General of the Union or Confederate army. You can battle against 9 distinctive AI Generals. Each one of them will provide a unique level of challenge, with distinct tactics and combat aggressiveness. The AI diversity is very similar to fighting vs different human opponents.

The battle of Gettysburg is branched into multiple speculative and historical scenarios. All these scenarios consist the dynamic non-linear battle campaign that can last up to 4 days and can progress much differently, according to your performance, the random events and the skill of the AI general.

Every major tactical factor is incorporated into gameplay, including morale, cover, condition of soldiers, hill advantages and flanking penalties. Very important tactical role also plays the line of sight, another special feature of the game. For example, you must carefully deploy your artillery in elevated positions to maximise its efficiency and you need to secure heights and important passages to successfully scout the enemy movements.

The single player gameplay experience is enhanced by the historical aspects of Ultimate General: Gettysburg. With respect to this important battle of American Civil War history, the map of Gettysburg is accurately and beautifully designed. All the important officers and all the units with their historical strength are included in the order of battle.

Except from the dynamic battle campaign, you can play in skirmish mode 90+ custom battle scenarios either with full unit strength and specific army deployment or completely randomised. The Multiplayer mode allows 1vs1 battles and contains 14 specially designed multiplayer maps.

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v1.3 patch with AI, gameplay and multiplayer improvements!

v1.3 patch with AI, gameplay and multiplayer improvements!

All Generals be alerted! Ultimate General: Gettysburg receives major AI & gameplay improvements with patch 1.3 that became available. We have addressed many problems which you have reported in our forums, including the multiplayer imbalances.


You can read about the patch in our blog: http://www.ultimategeneral.com/blog/updates-for-pcios-version

or below

ULTIMATE GENERAL: GETTYSBURG v1.3 patch (PC version)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

• AI is more positional, protects defensive ground and objectives more persistently.
• AI will respond faster to player's threats.
• AI will decide to charge with better decision making.
• AI uses Generals more efficiently.
• AI Union will choose always to defend its ground in phase 2 and not withdraw south to Cemetery ridge area.
• AI will choose to fall back when needed more efficiently.
• AI will press the attack more on weakened areas of your army.
• AI protects flanks more.
• AI overall attacks and defends more efficiently, making lines, flanking and deploying cannons on hills.
• Fix of bug that could cause player units to have enhanced charge and ranged attack vs AI.
• Fix of internal AI clocking which could cause freeze on low-end machines.

GAMEPLAY

• Various fixes in targeting for better auto-management of units, especially the artillery.
• USA vs CSA balance of military strength is better balanced. The Confederates should not be overpowered now.
• Union and Confederate Generals have increased command radius for better management of their units.
• Fatigue balanced so that charge and run has more cost. Now, over-charging your troops will usually have negative impact.
• Melee now endures more and can be devastating.
• Melee mechanics improved. Soldiers group to attack better.
• Artillery has less cover bonus (it was requested so infantry has better chances to assault fortified artillery positions + artillery fire fights become more interesting).
• Artillery has been rebalanced so that solid shots are more useful from long range while Shell and Canister are still devastating for the attackers.
• Slocum may arrive sooner in some battles when Union is desperate to defend.
• Multiplayer battles slight re-balances on some maps. With the new gameplay changes, the Confederates will no longer be overpowered but will continue to be superior in their spirited charges and in morale.
• Column is now more vulnerable to melee and ranged combat attacks. You should think twice now to use such "irregular" tactics in your multiplayer matches.

BATTLE FLOW

• Battles of 2nd Day morning in which Union prepares for major counter attack the battle duration is now longer (it was too short in some battles).
• Some 3rd day battles got improvements (better positioning of units, objectives captured faster per second, position of Union XI corps replaced with VI corps as more rested and logical to be used.
• Union VI Corps participates in more speculative 3rd day battles. Reinforces Union Defenses more logically on the critical battles.
• Union reinforcements do not delay so much to arrive in the first battle.

OTHER

• Unit formations bend more realistically on hills, increasing the 3D terrain perception.

We will be glad to receive your feedback in our forums and we hope that this update improves the gameplay experience for you:
- Game-Labs Forum
- Steam Forum.

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“What I played was...fantastic.”
Kotaku

“One of the 20 best wargames of all time.”
PC Gamer

“Ultimate General: Gettysburg finds a perfect balance point between history, the depth that wargamers crave, and the effortless simplicity that makes it instantly appealing to a broad audience.”
PCGamesN

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Ultimate General: Gettysburg is a Tactical Battle Simulator that allows you to lead thousands of soldiers in the famous Battle of Gettysburg as commander of either the Union or Confederate army. The game features the most accurately created map, complex morale, innovative control mechanics and smart AI. You have the freedom to use different strategies while the battle progresses. Your decisions and military performance play a crucial role in the result. Lead your army and win the Battle of Gettysburg!

It has been voted as Best Strategy Game of 2014 by PCGamesN.

Main Features


Smart AI Commanders
Ultimate General: Gettysburg does not use “AI gameplay cheats” because it does not need them. The game’s difficulty is accomplished only by nine distinctive AI personalities, each with their own advantages and special skills. AI Commanders are able to evaluate and gain tactical superiority in real time, reacting according to their different commanding skills, aggressively or defensively, heroically or cunningly and resemble different, competent human players.

Each one of the AI generals is a formidable, non-scripted opponent who can actively try to flank you, secure strategic locations with artillery, keep reserves and reinforce areas that it attacks or defends. The AI will try to win the battle with tactics that fit to its personality. For example a defensive opponent may not attack ferociously in the first engagement and progressively advance its forces in the next battles.

What players say: “Fantastic AI - don't know what kind of brain you put in this game but it works”

Multi-Day Dynamic Battle
On the morning of July 1st 1863, the two armies meet near Gettysburg. Reinforcements arrive from historically accurate directions as the battle progresses, however, random events, delays and tactical differences are always a possibility that can change the results of each engagement compared to history.

Can you re-enact Pickett’s Charge? What if Lee attacked the center of the Union Army early in the morning of July 2nd of 1863 instead of attempting to flank the extreme left in the afternoon? What would happen if Meade counter-attacked on July 4th 1863? These questions and more can be answered within the game engine of Ultimate General: Gettysburg.

The battle is dynamically fought in time phases and can last up to 4 days. Each day can be separated by up to 3 time phases and the armies’ condition and positioning on the map are saved.

According to battle events, you have the possibility to take decisions that can change the tide of the battle based on your prior tactical prowess. For example, when leading the Confederates, on the morning of July 2nd, you can choose to attack at Cemetery Hill and not make a delayed flanking maneuver at Peach Orchard… if you have managed to take Seminary Ridge the previous day! You can even choose to defend and wait for your AI opponent to take the initiative between days. These choices greatly increase the number of possible battle outcomes and challenges.

What players say:“9 different AI profiles, multiple outcomes, multiple strategies, casualties carry over. This game is a different experience every time. Well worth it, can't wait for the next one.”

Easy Controls & Unit Self-Awareness
Drag simple movement arrows to command large forces easily. Units do not need your micromanagement because they are able to act on their own initiative and re-align, switch targets, withdraw and form battle lines without player input. Consequently, you are able to give generic commands to your units and can rely on them to fight efficiently without the need for “babysitting”.

What players say: “Innovative movement system - this is by far an awesome system they developed. It’s not only insanely easy to learn, but also incredibly innovative”

Detailed Map of Gettysburg
Utilizing satellite images and historical maps, every major location, house, ridge and hill are depicted as accurately as possible within the game’s unique art style. If you are an American Civil War enthusiast, you will be especially happy to notice the amount of precision and information that the map provides. Not only will you be able to better understand the historical layout of the map, you will also be able to make use of each location and landmark in battle, thanks to the simulation of cover, concealment, terrain and high ground in the game.

What players say: “Incredible Gorgeous Map - I had to capitalize that because this map is by far one of the best maps of Gettysburg I have ever seen either in a game or even in books”

Advanced Line of Sight
Elevation and obstructions affect unit visibility realistically. Units may make use of concealment and cover to survive artillery barrages, stage ambushes and more, but beware – the AI will attempt to do the same to you. The units enter or exit the Fog of War gradually with a fade in/out effect that helps you perceive their hiding and course seamlessly.

What players say: “The way Game Labs implemented Line of Sight in this game should be held as an example to other developers to do the same”

Numerous Tactical Factors
In Ultimate General: Gettysburg, you will realize that army units are not “machines” that blindly follow orders, but they need to conserve strength and courage for decisive battle actions. Every basic tactical element that is expected for a strategy game is incorporated into gameplay. Most importantly, morale is affected by many factors including flank or rear attacks, casualties, volley shocks, artillery fire and fatigue.

What players say: “... positioning of units matters. You really bring the struggles of 19th century warfare to life here”

Historically Accurate Forces and Leaders
Ultimate General: Gettysburg includes the full order of battle for the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Unit sizes range from the small artillery batteries to vast infantry brigades with cavalry and skirmishers in between.
All brigades have troop numbers and differing competencies based on historical facts. Additionally, all artillery battery numbers and types are correctly simulated. Lastly, major generals and officers actively participate in the battlefield to organize and support the armies and appear in after action battle reports to help you monitor battle progress.

What players say: “Immersive American Civil War feel: sounds, portraits and general historical authentic really make this one of the most immersive historical games I have played, and I am a total history buff”

Furthermore, every inch of the map has a strategic role. Sloping, terrain type and obstructions affect unit movement realistically. Elevations, ridges and hills provide excellent firing positions and give increased sight, morale and accuracy to troops stationed there.
By placing your units close to each other, they become more resilient to charges and flank attacks but get more vulnerable to projectile fire. Thus, forcing your enemy to keep his lines dense while you shell him with artillery can be a valid tactic. As the condition of your units changes dynamically during the battle, the effectiveness of your whole army is affected. For example, units fire more coordinated volleys when they have high morale and have more discipline and tight formations.

These and many more deep gameplay mechanics are packed into a simple and intuitive GUI that aims to ease the game experience for the player without overwhelming with complex statistics.

Evolving Multiplayer Experience
The game currently offers 14 maps for 1vs1 matches and is continuously improved according to user feedback. Plans for the future are to expand to a campaign multiplayer and support co-operative gameplay between multiple armies.

What players say: “Well, actually, the AI in this game is about the best ever seen (except for chess), and there is a working multiplayer with about always at least one battle going.”

Ultimate General: Gettysburg is developed by Game Labs and designed by Nick Thomadis, known for his successful and popular “DarthMod” series.

How to Play

Please read our guide

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Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512Mb VRAM, Minimum 1024x768 resolution, Intel HD 3000 and higher, GeForce 8800 and higher, AMD Radeon X1600 and higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 compatible
    • Additional Notes: 2gb memory is needed for 32-bit operating system, 4gb memory for 64-bit windows
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz Dual Core CPU or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce or AMD gpu or Intel 4000 and higher
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10 or later
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz Dual Core CPU or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce or AMD gpu or Intel 4000 and higher
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
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