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Gary Grigsby's War Between The States

Customer Reviews

  -   Author: Jonboym   -   Reviewed: 26 FEB 2012

For me this is the best of the American Civil War games out there. This seems the least bugged and most robust and plays quite quickly. It's not as detailed as the other ACW sims (this one really puts your in role of Lincoln or Davis) and perhaps not quite as good graphically but it has the best manual and interface (although could still be a lot better very few wargames get this right). Where this game wins is in PBEM play, it is really tense and well balanced with many twists and turns and reproduces historical decisions and outcomes very well. If this game was more moddable and had more scenarios it would be 5 stars.
Really hope Gary returns to non-WW2 in the future as this is great first foray out of his main period.


  -   Author: STUCKER   -   Reviewed: 4 DEC 2011

I am giving three stars for "effort" but I still don't like this game and regret the purchase. The bottom line is the game is so abstracted that it barely resembles a wargame. I find it overly complicated (even for a Gary Grigsby game) and not fun. The supply system is a demon to understand and I won't even mention production or the horrid interface. I know a TON of work went into the production of this game but again I just can't get into it despite being a 40 year veteran of wargaming of all kinds.


  -   Author: avgard   -   Reviewed: 13 AUG 2011

For those who are familiar with Gary Grigsby's works, this game is another fine example of his grasp of history. While there have been many civil war games published over the years, few have been worth purchasing. This is one of the few. You also have the option of playing hot seat or pbm. My only complaint is that the pbm process of saving the game and emailing it could have been explained more clearly. Actual game play is no problem. All in all it is a great game.


Details


Gary Grigsby's War Between The States

Release Date: 11 JUN 2008

Platform: PC
Language: English
Genre: Strategic
Turns: Turn-Based IGOUGO
Complexity: Advanced
Period: Civil War


Developer
2by3 Games



Product Specs

  • Theatre: America
  • Unit Scale: Brigade
  • Players: 1-2
  • AI: Yes
  • PBEM: Yes
  • File Size: 598mb
  • Download Time:
  • - 56K Modem: 23hr 43min
  • - DSL or Satelite: 77min
  • - High Speed: 15min
  • Version: 1.0
  • Manual: PDF E-Book, Printed - Black & White
  • Editor: No

Product Requirements :
    OS: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7
    CPU: 800 MHz (2 GHz Recommended)
    RAM: 512 MB (1 GB Recommended)
    Video/Graphics: 64MB (128MB Recommended) DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    Sound: 16 bit Direct X Compatible
    Hard disk space: 700 MB Required
    CD-Rom: (for Physical version)
    DirectX version: 9.0c
    Peripheral hardware: None
    Anything else that is needed: None

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Awards


Gamer's Hall Gold Award


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Opponents Wanted

DatePlayerSkill
2 MAY 2014rs99z28Beginner
10 FEB 2014jimbBeginner
30 NOV 2013nick76Beginner
8 AUG 2013sushidogBeginner
10 JAN 2012HeIsLordIntermediate
4 DEC 2011kenhVeteran
26 JUN 2011avgardIntermediate
14 MAY 2011TBWheeler53Intermediate

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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.