New features v1.5

The current version of Civil War The Battle Game contains the following new features, improvements and bug fixes:

  • Clearer unit info panels (combat phase)
  • Upload high scores to Game Center Leaderboard
  • Improved enemy selection by enemy (AI)
  • Resume game option
  • Improved scrolling
  • Enemy defense bar is shown if destination marker is adjacent to enemies (movement phase)
  • Font change for more readable messages and buttons
  • Several minor bug fixes

Version 1.5 is available on the App Store now.

Game option: figure bases

figure bases (flags)

Figure bases (flags)

For players who find it difficult to see which unit belongs to which army there is an option to change the current units in playing tokens, just like in a board game.

When turned on, below each unit a figure base will be displayed, with an optional flag of the relevant army.

This option can be turned on and off in the settings menu.

Battle maps

Brandy Station - Graffiti House

The Battle of Brandy Station

The initial release of ‘Civil War – The battle game’ contains a selection of three different battles to choose from.
These battles are:
- The Battle of Brandy Station
- The Battle of Chickamauga
- The Battle of Fredericksburg

This offers the player the choice between a short battle (Brandy Station, 1 day = 30/45 min playing time), average (Chickamauga, 2 days = 1-1.5 hours) and a long battle (Fredericksburg, 5 days = approx. 3 hours).
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Marye’s Heights

Marye's Heights

The stone wall in front of Marye's Heights

Marye’s Heights ranks among the most significant landmarks in American military history. On December 13, Maj. Gen. Burnside attacked the ridge with nine divisions totaling 30,000 men. Approximately 3,000 Confederate infantrymen were lined up in multiple ranks behind the stone wall for about 600 yards, and another 3,000 were atop the slope behind it, along with their artillery, to stop them.

Not a single Union soldier reached the heights. About 8,000 soldiers fell in the attempt.

Leading up to the battle

Pontoon bridge

Pontoon bridge, assembled by the Union to cross the Rappahannock.

The Union Army arrived in Falmouth on November 17. Burnside’s plan to quickly cross the Rappahannock fell through because the pontoon bridges he ordered had not arrived on time. It took until the end of the month before all necessary bridges arrived. By this time the entire Confederate army was present at the area south of Fredericksburg, which was a defensible position.

Union engineers began to assemble six pontoon bridges before dawn on December 11. This is when ‘Civil War – The Battle of Fredricksburg’ starts.

Organization and size of the opposing armies

Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside organized his Army of the Potomac into 3 grand divisions, organizations that included infantry corps (represented by 26 infantry units in the game), artillery (11 units) and cavalry (2 units), comprising 120,000 men.

General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia consisted of almost 85,000 men, organized into 2 corps (20 units), Reserve Artillery (8 units) and a Cavalry Division (2 units).

army units
Union infantry, artillery and cavalry units. Confederates infantry, artillery and cavalry units.