For over a year the forces of the United States of America (Northern States) and the Confederates States of America (Southern States) have fought a bitter war. In 1862 the governments of Great Britain, France and Spain recognize the Southern States to secure raw materials. The Souths economy becomes dependent on trade with Europe.
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Mixed (30 reviews) - 43% of the 30 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 10, 2009

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About This Game

For over a year the forces of the United States of America (Northern States) and the Confederates States of America (Southern States) have fought a bitter war. In 1862 the governments of Great Britain, France and Spain recognize the Southern States to secure raw materials. The Souths economy becomes dependent on trade with Europe. The Northern Government imposes a complete blockade of shipping to the South. The Confederate Government buys warships from the European powers, to protect its trade. This sets the stage for a naval conflict for control of the Confederates trade routes. Choose a side, build a fleet and destroy the enemy.



Key features:

  • Manage financial and strategic aspects while planning your squadron's structure
  • Scramble your fleet to gain sea supremacy
  • Set up battle squadron groups, their formations and management
  • Realistic ship models and characteristics
  • Advanced ballistics and weapon models

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Pentium 4 / Athlon 1.1 GHz or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB GeForce 6600 / RADEON 9600 or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0C
    • Hard Drive:
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible/16-bit sound PCI

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Pentium 4 / Athlon 2.4 GHz or better
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM or above
    • Graphics: 256 MB GeForce 7600 / RADEON x1600 or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0C
    • Hard Drive:
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible/16-bit sound PCI
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
having played now a littl eof this i think it is an okay game to get if on sale perhaps but its appeal is going to be restricted to only the few diehard fans of the period who like their battles to move at a snails pace and also to how a limited role in activity of the battle itself
you can direct the ship column and you can alter its speed and tell it not to fire if you want, though i cant see any reason ever to do so
- there is no way to change formations in battle or even to detach a ship from you column - these omissions i find strange

perhaps the biggest gripe i would have are the non-existent collision physics - for a historical game like this where the close quarters ship firefights happen alot as the AI will come right in to fight, there are frequent collisions, but the ships just bounce of each stutteringly until one a bounce enough to move away - this is ridiculous when the pointy end of an ironclad civil war gun ship rams into the side of a wooden sailing vessel - there is no destruction occurring at all, except for the slight percentage damage added to the ships damage stat - but this sometimes doesnt occur at all - ram a ship like this would certainly sink at least one of them outright

i will recommend the game because it is easy to play with and i think the graphics are nice enough, but with the above caveats about its shoddy collision physics and limited player controls
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Broken English, complicated controls, yet, I have to commend this game because it hasn't been banned for having Confederate symbolism.
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43 of 50 people (86%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 10, 2015
Good but wasted idea. Unfortunatelly it looks it was left in the beta stage. Bugged like an old piece of wood.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2015
Well, I got this cos I'm quite a nerd for ironclad ships, but I think I really wasted my money even though I got it pretty cheap on sale. The gameplay is barely there, all you can do is steer your columns of ships and tell them when to start firing. you can't target specific enemy ships, you get very little info about the status of any ships. I was very dissapointed as I really wanted this game to be at least ok.
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23 of 32 people (72%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2015
Pre-Release Review
This game is so bad I'm suprised it hasnt been pulled from the store.

I bought it, its now hidden from my library and will stay that way.
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