I am a very big fan of strategy games, I got this one as a present from my girlfriend. well in the beginnign I hated teh gaem, there is just so much detail and its so complicated that its impossible to learn unlesss u have 8 hours a day fre, being a student, I didn't have that much time on my hands. I never got into the game properly in my semester, bu than came mid semester break. most of my friends had gone back home and I was stuck in uni, so I gave this another try, now the game really sucked me in.
After learning the game , I just could not get enough of it, there is so much detail and its so accurate, the game really has taught me a lot. Its is easier to follow history in the game i.e if ur on north side its way but, if u wanna change history and m,ake south win ... well good luck!
Any ways if u like history and a good strategy gamer with patience, try it!
Remember its an old game though, and the graphics are bad
I have never seen such a detailed simulation of civil war games. I love games like this, I'm even the club secretary of the stoke on trent wargames group. Detailed simulations of this sort are the of thing that really give me fun. However with 4 kids running around and time to walk the dogs, I can't seem to give this game the time it takes to learn it.
It is a steep learning curve which requires patience and attention to detail, working out how best to organise your troups. If you are looking for a game to start and win straight away this isn't for you. You need to take time to work out troup positioning and size.
If you are looking for a game which is so detailed and actually lets you get the results from real life then this will do it. If you want the south to win you will have to work really hard to get the achieved aims.
A challenge and a half. I'll certainly be working at trying to beat this game when the kids are in bed and my wife doesn't need my attention. It's like the gauntlet has been laid down, and I want to beat this game.