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Ultimate General: Civil War

Ultimate General: Civil War is a tactical war-game. Experience the bloodiest period of U.S. history - the American Civil War of 1861-1865. Full campaign: Fight in the American Civil War campaign and participate in 50+ battles from small engagements to massive battles that can last several days over hundreds of square miles of terrain. Campaign fully depends on player actions and battle results. Historical battles can also be played separately.
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

I love this game. I have been playing it for years now. I come back to it now and again because campaigns are long and I get mentally exhausted but I think that's a good thing for this game. I've played it with mods and without. I like both versions pretty equally. People should definitely check Youtube videos for strats and such. Scaling is tricky but isn't as bad as some people think. Sometimes being so outnumbered makes the battle that much more fun and intense. The rest of the reviews pretty much speak for this game.
I still have not found a game like this to keep my playing so many hours. Worth the buy.

Review from Steam

I got this on sale on Jan 3rd, I'd been eyeing it for a while, I thought it looked interesting but nothing to shake a stick at. BOY WAS I WRONG
So far I have clocked in just over 25 hours. I am addicted and here's why.
1. The game is hand drawn, down to the figures and portraits. making the game experience not only INSANELY pretty but also completely new for any strategy game that I have ever played.
2.The maps are 100% Accurate, again also hand drawn, they are accurate maps of the battlefields that these battles were fought on + some surrounding areas. Making it so that you're not confined to repeat the battle tactics of the time, it gives you the freedom to be your own tactician.
3. The Audio is superb, I could listen to musket volleys and cannon fire all day. In addition you can also hear the faint marching and drumbeats of your enemy through the fog of war, giving you an idea of where they might be
4. The Armies are absolutely massive, yet well organized and very easy to control. I just finished the Battle of Fredericksburg with an army of 80,000, and the game is like, "Yeah but the rebels have 60,000 and are dug in, so maybe take 40,000 more." And I am like holy shit okay. But the Army is very organized into Corps, divisions, and then your individual brigades that you can control. I really appreciate this structure because it is easy to understand and my ADD doesn't go crazy like it does for other strategy games.
5. I lost 57,849 men at the battle of Fredericksburg, It was not an enjoyable experience. You get an after action report between battles and even between battle phases, You are awarded Manpower and money after each battle, the income of which is decided on whether it was a Defeat, Draw, or victory. However, you also are awarded Political points,or you lose political points if you suffer a defeat. which can be used to purchase generals, equipment, money, or manpower.
6. Equipment is probably my fav aspect of the game, it gives you like 50 options of various era appropriate rifles, percussion muskets, flintlock muskets, revolver rifles, carbines, cannon, howitzers etc to equip your units with varying degrees of availability. Wanna equip your new brigade with 2500 Henry rifles? Guess what, there are only 4 on the market rn bitch, better stockpile that. Want some Texas carbines? Guess what, you’re the north bitch, better hope your enemy has some that you can capture in battle. AND EVEN if you do have 4000 British produced enfield muskets, do you have enough men to give them to?
7. The last thing I wanna talk about is the AI and the Time progression. The AI is insanely smart for any strategy game that I have played. Yes, it does get a kick in the pants to help it against a human player, but not enough to make it seem ahistorical or overwhelming. However it is mean. It will attempt to flank you, charge you if it has numbers to do so, It will keep reserves that you will curse. And when the enemy brigades charging you have the names of Jackson, Bragg, Lee and Stuart, you can’t help but worry for your lines.
Lastly, and the biggest thing that I can’t decide if I like or dislike. UGCW is a real time strategy, and I mean REAL time. The dev team went back, checked out how long each combat phase of each battle took, and they gave you that time. For example, Lee took Gaines Mill in 2 hours. Congratulations, you now have 2 hours to take Gaines Mill. and That is the MINIMUM amount of time that they give you. Your 2 hours are up but you are almost there? Sure, finish the fight. Granted there is a speed bar and taking an objective early in an assault mission will end the fight early. (If you survive the AI’s counter attack)
Overall, I just spent 3 hours watching 57,849 of my men try to take a hill again and again and again, And I was invested in every single second of my crushing defeat. I am a very big fan, If you are a fan of the total war games but they just dont have the right Umph, give this one a try

Review from Steam

I do recommend this game for casual game playing. Lots of pros about the game including the depth of strategy and forethought going into battle. The only issue I would gripe about is what they call scaling. The opposing armies are given extra men to help their fight. The problem I see is its arbitrarily decided without any historical forethought. Kind of like a boss level approach to FPS shooter games. Making something hard for the sake of making something hard, to me, isn't fun. Because where's the realism? So Ultimate General is like a casual game to me where it stays on the shelf for a long time till I forget how much it cheats and then I play it again until I run into the cheating. I do recommend this game with caveat it'll sit on the shelf most of the time just because no one likes a cheater. Everything else about the game is excellent but the cheating does take away from continued play.

Review from Steam

This is my favorite strategy game of all time. It's so good. I loved Ultimate General: Gettysburg and in my review for that game, I wrote that the only negative thing was that it didnt have a strategic and dynamic campaign. Well, now I have nothing bad to say.

Review from Steam

We need Multi-Player like Co-Op, VS mode, & VS Campaign tbh and i'd play it more often

Review from Steam

My reviews are simple and never seen most likely.
but game is great. get it.

Review from Steam

>spend $100,000 on henry rifles on a 3 star batallion
>get less kills than the shitty walmart rifles