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Take command of the Union or the Confederacy. Prepare your nation for war, recruit and organize great armies and fleets under legendary commanders like Grant, Lee, Jackson or Farragut, plan cunning maneuvers on an epic campaign map and defeat your enemies in real-time battles!
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Very Positive (30) - 90% of the 30 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (775) - 80% of the 775 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 21, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Though the game is playable, we are still hard at work to make the players' experience the best it can be. For players waiting for a more refined and complete game play experience, waiting for the final release is recommended.

Specifically, due to the complexity of the game, bugs are still there, and the campaign game-play is not yet balanced well enough for us to be completely happy with it.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will be in Early Access for approximately end of 2020 - until we are happy with it.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The time will be used for bug-fixing, balancing, adding more battle maps, and an 1864 campaign scenario. We are also listening to the community and adding requested features, with many already implemented since the Early Access release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“This version of the game includes four different campaign starting points (two for 1861, 1862, and 1863), plus thirteen (13) stand-alone battles. The campaigns are still in process of being balanced and refined. More battles are also being added during the Early Access.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“During Early Access the game will be priced approx. 10% cheaper (eg. $39.99). The 10% Early Access discount will be removed after the Early Access period (eg. $44.99).”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“During the early access period, players' feedback will be carefully monitored to improve the game-play experience. The Steam forum will be the main point of collection of comments, remarks and suggestions. Players can also opt for the developer version of the game via Steam betas. Using this version players can test upcoming features and help the development team in finalizing the features with their feedback.

After the final release, a post-release roadmap will be published, including additional features, maps, and playable content – which will be free to all owners of the game. This roadmap will be influenced by the feedback we get during the Early Access period.”
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“Grand Tactician: The Civil War is shaping up to be the definitive American Civil War strategy game.”

“Grand Tactician: The Civil War threatens to make all previous ACW wargames redundant.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“The most ambitious American Civil War game ever.”

About This Game

Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) is a real-time strategy game combining a strategic campaign with tactical battle game-play. Run your nation, muster, manage and support great armies, and maneuver them to defeat the enemy. Once the opposing armies meet, command your troops to victory in battles fought on historical battlefields.


Choose your side in the American Civil War: Real-time campaign, spanning from Secession to the end of the war, with historical objectives for both sides.
Five campaign scenarios (Pre-War, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864) and sixteen (16) stand-alone battles from 1st Manassas in 1861 to Appomattox Court House in 1865.
Change history: What if European superpowers intervened to end the war, or Lincoln lost the presidential election of 1864?
Scott’s Great Snake: Lay siege, raid and blockade your enemy on land and sea or use blockade runners to keep the life-lines to Europe open.
From Fort Sumter to Appomattox: Watch closely the morale of your citizens and troops. As the war drags on, fervor turns to fatigue, the treasury threatens to run dry, and measures like drafting will cause unrest.
Keep the armies marching: Build and manage the flow of supplies to your armies. Utilize and expand railroad lines to supply and move armies for the first time in history!
Pivotal battles: Fight battles lasting multiple days on historical battlefields. Use engineers to build pontoons and dig trenches, see reinforcements change the tide and commit your reserves to defeat the enemy.
Grant vs. Lee: Manage hundreds of historical commanders with personal attributes and specialization. Famous commanders inspire soldiers and citizens alike and loss of reputation can be irreparable.
Command Great Armies: Huge armies of infantry, cavalry and artillery, with realistic command structures and historical Order of Battle.
Bring the Civil War to life: Amazing Civil War re-enactment and combat footage from LionHeart FilmWorks, and an original soundtrack of old time music and drum and fife band.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: supported
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: supported

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