This game of the whole American Civil War was made by Frank Hunter in 1996, which is when I originally bought it. Since then, there have been many updates over the years, but it remains basically an old game. Here I provide the game itself and my own introductory-level documentation for it, to supplement the official manual.
|Download||yes, it's free|
|How to play||essential information about the things you have to do every turn|
|Tips||additional information about miscellaneous things|
|All about supplies||which are very important in the game|
|All about leaders||which are quite important in the game|
|All about weapons||which are less important than they should be|
|Strategy tips||beginner level — I'm no expert|
|Manual errata||the ones I know about|
|Bugs||the ones I know about|
If you have any comments or corrections, my e-mail address is here.
If you don't have the game already, it's a strategical-level turn-based game of the whole four-year war. You take the place of the president of the Union or the Confederacy and his top-level generals. What you see is a map of the USA in 1861 with counters representing armies, corps, and divisions. There are no fancy graphics and no fast action. This is a serious simulation, it's quite slow-paced, and it takes a long time to play.
Although it's basically a good game, hence my original interest in creating these pages, I no longer play it myself because it still contains some annoying bugs and undesirable features. But I know that other people are still playing it.
Frank has made some more modern games in recent years, of which some at least are available from Matrix Games.