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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


File Size: 732mb
Download Time:
- 56K Modem: 29hr 2min
- DSL or Satelite: 95min
- High Speed: 19minManual: PDF E-Book, Printed - Black & White
Editor: No
Theatre: America
Unit Scale: Squad, Brigade
Players: 1-2
AI: Yes
PBEM: Yes
Resolution: 1024x768
Game 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)

Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865 combines grand strategy with battlefield tactics in one game, putting you in command at every level of the Civil War, from the mobilization of your nation’s resources to the control of individual brigades during the fury of battle.  Relive the days of America’s greatest struggle: a time of blood, smoke, and glory.

Forge of Freedom is packed with historical detail.  Control the careers of more than 1,000 generals – every general of the Civil War era.  Equip your units with one of more than 50 types of period firearms and artillery.  Field armies containing the Iron Brigade, the Orphan Brigade or 100 other legendary units.  Choose your units’ standards from a collection of over 700 authentic flags.  Allocate resources toward research in order to gain improved technology and logistical support in five different areas of research.  Engage in diplomacy with European powers and in domestic politics with historically accurate state governors.  Command your navy to hunt blockade runners, blockade ports, launch amphibious assaults, and bombard forts. Customize your brigades by adding personnel and equipment: train sharpshooters and Zouaves, equip reconnaissance balloons and horse artillery, deploy raiders and scouts, manage engineers and signal corps, and much more! 

Forge of Freedom allows you to customize the game rules: play with just the amount of complexity that you enjoy.  The turn-based game structure allows you to play at your own pace.  Battles can be resolved quickly or fought on a detailed battle map using a comprehensive system that models fatigue, morale, supply, facing, formation, time of day, reinforcements, command-and-control, weather, and even battlefield smoke. 

Forge of Freedom is a unique game combining strategy and tactics in one design to offer you the chance to grab the reins of history.

Check out this great introductory video on Forge of Freedom to see how much this game has to offer:

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Features

  • Over 700 authentic flags to customize unit standards
  • Over 1,000 historical generals at your command.
  • Control the Iron Brigade, the Orphan Brigade or 100 other legendary units
  • 50 types of period firearms and artillery
  • Train sharpshooters, equip reconnaissance balloons and host of other personal and equipment to customize your brigades.
  • Chose between detailed and quick combat to resolve battles.
  • Challenging AI
  • Customizable complexity

Reviews - From the Press

Gamer's Info Review
Forge of Freedom appears to do a tremendous job of appeasing the history buff while also providing an opportunity for the rest of us to learn a bit. However, the game never obsesses over detail and emphasizes playability and customization of game experience to suit each person's desire for realism.

Gamesquad.com Review
9 / 10 - Forge of Freedom is the best and most complete game of the American Civil War on the market.

Armchair General Online Review
A fan of richly detailed grand strategy games, or the American Civil War era will be greatly rewarded for spending time exploring Forge of Freedom.

Out of Eight PC Game Reviews
The combination of grand strategy and classic detailed tactical battles gives Forge of Freedom a leg up on most of the competition in terms of game features. Forge of Freedom is a highly enjoyable title thatís recommended to anyone who wants to take his or her shot at commanding the Civil War.... A Civil War grand strategy game with flexible complexity thatís friendly to new players while still maintaining strategic variety: 7/8

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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.
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