Back to News Listing War Between the States is Updated

Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 by Sean Drummy

Type: Press Release

New features, rule changes, and bug fixes adding more shine to this award winning game

Matrix Games and 2by3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are pleased to announce the release of another update for their critically acclaimed American Civil War strategy game, Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States. The update includes almost a dozen bug fixes and nine rule changes/added features.  


Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States  was recently elected Wargame of the Year by Gamer’s Hall and Flash of Steel and has received many favorable reviews and accolades from game reviewers around the world.


The v1.040 update includes a number of important changes to gameplay, such as an accumulating time factor that influences leader initiative, lower initial amphibious transport capacity, reduced Confederate ironclad production and adjustments to supply costs for depots and forts, among others. It is strongly recommended that players read through and print out the Rules Addendum (added to the Documentation folder by this update) to see all the important changes with references to the relevant manual sections. The in-game tutorials have been updated to reflect the rule changes, but the video tutorials do not include any of the rules changes that have been included in the patches made since the initial game release in June 2008.


David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “It’s no surprise to us why Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States has won so many awards.  In fact, some of us feel that this is arguably the best game design in Gary Grigsby’s hall of fame career, and it just keeps getting better.  This new update adds more reasons, if any more were needed, for any American Civil War fan to pick up this game right away.”


Taking gamers back to the start of the American Civil War, Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States allows players to experience the trials and tribulations of the role of commander-in-chief for either side.  Historically accurate, detailed and finely balanced for realistic gameplay, War Between the States is also easy to play and does not take months to finish.


Promote and cultivate talented young colonels or brigadiers to build Corps and Army commanders that will help you fight and manage the war effort from battles to training of recruits with the utmost efficiency and success.  An innovative multi-faceted rank promotion system allows leaders to gain in abilities and power based on their successes, while also simulating the historical progression of leaders during the war.  Each decision you make must be weighed carefully, as promoting and demoting leaders, entering neutral states, raising troops and many other actions cost you the political capital that will determine your ability to achieve victory.


Get the update here. This update is comprehensive and will bring any previous version of War Between the States to version 1.040.

More Info

Gary Grigsby's War Between The States

  ( Views : 7814 )

In Other News..

Wars of Napoleon reveals new Tutorial Videos!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Less than a week before the release of one of the finest wargames set in the Napoleonic Era, Wars of Napoleon reveal new tutorial videos!

Wars of Napoleon covers the changing balance of power in Europe from 1805 to 1815 with an impressive amount of realism, granting an immersive experience like no other, which also has five What if Scenarios aimed to recreate, in detail, alternative (but realistic) historical situations!!

After the success of the first Tutorial, Ageod is proud to reveal a new bunch of videos, sharing a lot of useful information for newcomers and veterans alike!


The Holiday Sale is here!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The winter festive seasons is upon us and the Matrix Games Holiday Sale has just begun!

With hundreds of products available and great deals all around, this is the best moment to celebrate.

Just browse on the list below and pick up your favourite game (or games)!


Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa is now unleashed!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

22 June 1941. The German-Soviet border. The signal to unleash Operation Barbarossa has been given!

Strong Panzer groups break through the Red Army lines. Ambitious generals like Guderian and Hoth push their mechanized forces to their limits.

Initial resistance by a confused and surprised Red Army seems weak... and the Soviets take massive casualties.

But soon the realities of war on the Eastern Front will become clear.

Play as the Germans and experience the chain of command from the inside. Fend off the demands of your superiors and corral your strong-headed subordinates into working together as a coordinated team. Politics and people and are just as important as the sweeping advances conducted by your Panzer Divisions.


Victory and Glory: Napoleon, the board game, is on Kickstarter!

Friday, November 20, 2015

One of the most innovative board games set during the entire Napoleonic Wars is ready for your backing on Kickstarter!

Victory and Glory: Napoleon is a board game of grand strategy and fast-play tactical battles, where one player will take the role of Napoleon Bonaparte and attempt to dominate the entire continent of Europe, while the other player controls Great Britain and the other allied nations and troops that comprise an ever-changing alliance bent on stopping Napoleon! They will move armies and navies, fight epic battles, recruit new troops, and add new regions to their domains.


Scourge of War: Waterloo is released on Steam!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." (Napoleon – Emperor of the French)

Acclaimed by both wargaming specialists and fans of the Napoleonic era earlier this year, Scourge of War: Waterloo was praised for its incredible historical and military accuracy and its high replay value thanks to the varied scenarios and the sandbox campaign.

A few months after its initial release, Scourge of War: Waterloo offers a refined experience due to several updates that enhanced the gameplay and fixed the issues reported by the community. Today, the game is reaching a new level with a new patch and a release on the Steam platform, and we are very excited to be able to show this epic strategy title to a whole new audience!

Get more information on Scourge of War: Waterloo from its official Steam page


Wars of Napoleon Tutorial video Revealed!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ageod is very proud to announce that the game is releasing on December 3rd!

Developers have worked hard in refining one of the best Napoleonic Wargame around! To best celebrate the finishing touches we would like to share with you the first Tutorial Video in the game.


Command Series New Version available!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Both Command: Modern Air / Naval Operations and the standalone expansion Northern Inferno have been updated to version v1.091 (Build 757.10)!

This update to the v1.09 major release fixes all critical bugs reported by the community, improves simulation performance on large scenarios and includes a host of small but important improvements!

This update is the stepping stone to next forthcoming major release, v1.10, whose early features are already dropping jaws on the internal beta-testing group!

Make sure to upgrade to 1.09 before installing this patch!

You can download the patch from here