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Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865

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Deal of the Week - Forge of Freedom goes half price

Posted: 26 MAY 2014

A fresh week, a fresh deal! This week we offer you Forge of Freedom, a grand strategy title on the American Civil War where you can take full command over either the Union or the Confederacy. For the coming seven days, you will be able to get this incredible strategy game for the price of just $ 19,99!

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Forge of Freedom Updated and Improved!

Posted: 16 APR 2009

Improved Detailed Battles, a Craftier AI, tweaks, fixes and improvements!!

Matrix Games and Western Civilization Software (www.west-civ.com) are pleased to announce the release of the comprehensive 1.12.2 update for their acclaimed Civil War strategy game, Forge of Freedom! The update comes with a sizeable amount of fixes, rule changes, improvements, and new features and further polishes the gameplay of Forge of Freedom based on player feedback and ongoing game reports.

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Forge of Freedom Anniversary Extravaganza!

Posted: 4 DEC 2007

Major Update, New Video and Holiday Sale!

Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Western Civilization Software (www.west-civ.com) are pleased to announce a special anniversary event for Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865.  This event, coming one year after Forge of Freedom was initially released, includes another major free update with many improvements to the game, a new video to showcase Forge of Freedom as it is now after a year of post-release development and a 25% discount on new purchases of Forge of Freedom as part of the Matrix Games Holiday Sale.

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With a Rebel Yell, Forge of Freedom Gets an Update!

Posted: 30 MAY 2007

A Major Update Released for American Civil War Grand Strategy Game

 Matrix Games and Western Civilization Software (www.west-civ.com) are pleased to announce that the long-awaited new update for Forge of Freedom, The American Civil War 1861-1865, is now available for download.   This major upgrade includes improvements to the game normally reserved for an expansion pack, free to all owners of Forge of Freedom.

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Get a Sneak Peek of the Upcoming Forge of Freedom Update!

Posted: 12 FEB 2007

Western Civilization Software is hard at work improving and revamping their already popular American Civil War strategy hit

Matrix Games and Western Civilization Software (www.west-civ.com) are excited to release a sneak peek at the highly anticipated update for their popular American Civil War turn-based strategy title, Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865. Standing as the second update for Forge of Freedom, this release is expected to be massive both in size and scope. Western Civilization Software has dedicated much of their time to improving and adding new content to this already well-received grand strategy title.

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Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865 Updated!

Posted: 8 DEC 2006

Not even a score of days, let alone four, has passed since its release and Forge of Freedom is already updated and improved

Matrix Games and Western Civilization Software (www.west-civ.com) have released the first update for their American Civil War strategy title, Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865. The update includes a variety of updates along with a new optimization technique to smooth audio during load sequences.

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Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War is Now Available At Matrix Games!

Posted: 30 NOV 2006

Western Civilization Software and Matrix Games release their American Civil War grand strategy title.

Matrix Games and Western Civilization Software (www.west-civ.com) are pleased to announce the release of Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War strategy game.  Based on the Crown of Glory engine, Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War is the latest incarnation of Western Civilization Software's already popular Napoleonic War title.

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Forge of Freedom Has Gone Gold!

Posted: 21 NOV 2006

The American Civil War strategy game is completed and will be available soon

Matrix Games and Western Civilization Software (www.west-civ.com) are pleased to announce that Forge of Freedom has reached gold status and will be available soon. Based on the robust and versatile Crown of Glory engine, Forge of Freedom allows players to refight the American Civil War from either side in this grand strategy wargame. By combining area movement on the grand scale with optional hex based tactical battles when they occur, Forge of Freedom provides something for every strategy gamer. However, Forge of Freedom is not limited solely to military action, you can also control economic policy with governors and use diplomatic tact to win the support of foreign nations during what was to be the bloodiest battle in US history.

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Matrix Games Announces Forge of Freedom!

Posted: 25 JUL 2006

Western Civilization Software Revisits the American Civil War

Matrix Games and Western Civilization Software (www.west-civ.com) are pleased to announce that later this summer they will bring a new American Civil War strategy game based on the Crown of Glory engine to gamers around the world.  More than seven-score years have passed since the start of this conflict that pitted state against state, brother against brother and broke the chains of slavery.  Forge of Freedom gives you a chance to relive history from either side in a work of grand strategy.

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Details


Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865

Release Date: 29 NOV 2006

Platform: PC
Language: English
Genre: Tactical, Strategic
Turns: Turn-Based WEGO
Complexity: Intermediate
Period: Civil War


Developer
Western Civilization Software



Product Specs

  • Theatre: America
  • Unit Scale: Squad, Brigade
  • Players: 1-2
  • AI: Yes
  • PBEM: Yes
  • File Size: 732mb
  • Download Time:
  • - 56K Modem: 29hr 2min
  • - DSL or Satelite: 95min
  • - High Speed: 19min
  • Manual: PDF E-Book, Printed - Black & White
  • Editor: No

Product Requirements :
    Minimum System Requirements
    Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7
    500 MHz CPU
    1GB RAM (512MB for low animation)
    32 MB Video Card, DirectX 7 Compatible
    Sound Card (Windows XP Compatible)
    1GB Hard Drive space
    CD-Rom
    DirectX 7+
    Adobe Flash Player 8+ (for intro screen only)

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Forge of Freedom Introductory Trailer

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Awards


The Readers' Choice Awards - Wargame


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Opponents Wanted

DatePlayerSkill
8 AUG 2013sushidogIntermediate
22 APR 2012olredIntermediate
4 MAY 2011tube199Intermediate

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Digital Express Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed CD (with your order number and serial number printed on it) and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Standard Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed CD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed grayscale manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Collector's Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed CD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed full color manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.