Civil War: 1861 covers the opening battles of the American Civil War. The game covers both the small and large actions of that momentous year, starting with the battle at ‘Big Bethel’, on to the comparatively vast engagements at ‘Bull Run’ and ‘Wilson’s Creek’.
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Release Date: Feb 1, 2017

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Civil War: 1861 covers the opening battles of the American Civil War. The game covers both the small and large actions of that momentous year, starting with the battle at ‘Big Bethel’, on to the comparatively vast engagements at ‘Bull Run’ and ‘Wilson’s Creek’.

In 1861 both sides have plenty of volunteer recruits who, though enthusiastic, lack battlefield experience. On the weaponry side much of the equipment still belongs to the Napoleonic Era with a plethora of muzzle loading, smoothbore artillery.

Many of the commanders, who most would identify as the leaders the civil war armies, are still junior officers in the engagements recreated in this game. Command the Union or Confederate forces in these key battles.

Can you change history? Good luck and on to battle!


  • Battles based on historic events.
  • Play the missions as either Union or Confederate.
  • 5 Unique Civil War Units:
    • Infantry with Muskets.
    • Infantry with Rifled Muskets.
    • Artillery.
    • Generals.
    • Dismounted and Mounted Cavalry.
  • Changeable unit formations and tactics.
  • Generals can attach to units to increase morale.
  • More capable Veteran units and unreliable raw units.
  • 3 difficulty settings.
  • Detailed Combat Analysis.
  • Flank Attacks
  • Map Zoom
  • Strategic Movement.


  • 7 Mission Tutorial Campaign
  • 3 Mission Opening Shots! Campaign, covering the battles of;
    • Boonville, June 17th, 1861
    • Carthage, July 5th, 1861
    • Blackburn's Ford, July 18th, 1861
  • 4 Mission Conflaguration! Campaign, coverings the battle of;
    • Bull Run, July 21st, 1861
    • Wilson's Creek, August 10th, 1861
    • Carnifex Ferry, September 10th, 1861
    • Lexington, September 20th, 1861
  • 4 Mission Total Resolve Campaign, coverings the battle of;
    • Greenbrier River, October 3rd, 1861
    • Belmont, November 7th, 1861
    • Allegheny Mountain, December 13th, 1861
    • Dranesville, December 20th, 1861
  • A Bonus Campaign, covering the battle of;
    • Big Bethel, June 10th, 1861

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Recommended:
    • Graphics: Discrete graphics with 256 MB or more VRAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
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