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    Default Ultimate General: Civil War in Early Access on Steam

    Just noticed this game, the follow up to Gettysburg, is in early access on Steam. Anyone played this yet? Is it a step forward from UG:G?

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/502520/

    http://www.ultimategeneral.com/ultim...ral-civil-war/
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    Default Re: Ultimate General: Civil War in Early Access on Steam

    I haven't played it, but it look when I saw Izolate streaming this game. I wonder, Is this another bigger project by Darth_Vader?

    edit: Yes, it is Darth_Vader's game.

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    Got it. Single player campaign only. Lots of fun. IMHO more fun than total war these days.

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    Default Re: Ultimate General: Civil War in Early Access on Steam

    I got it over the weekend and the game play is loads of fun. Terrain, morale, supplies, weapons, officers, generals etc. are all worth a damn now.

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    Default Re: Ultimate General: Civil War in Early Access on Steam

    I have this game, and it's simply stunning.

    It's still early access and could use a little tweaking here and there, but the game is already very polished and more importantly. It's a damm good wargame.

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    yeah, must say i didnt played better tactical strategy for quite a long time! well done DV!

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    Default Re: Ultimate General: Civil War in Early Access on Steam

    Compared to the first release (just the one how battle), how long is the campaign (or equivalent) in the full game?
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    there are 10 (or so) major battles with multiple phases within them, and about 10-15 minor battles you can fight in Civil War right now. plus, you can play for Union or Confederates, which are quite different campaigns with some unique battles.

    Anyway i spent about 10hours playing Gettysburg, but i already scored 30+ hours with Civil war and still playing where game really shines is the organisational stuff, creating new divisions, brigades, assigning men, weapons.. deciding which guns arty will use, what weapons cavalry will have, which officers will lead which units, what kind of traits you want to have with units etc... summed together,very rich gaming experience!

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    Default Re: Ultimate General: Civil War in Early Access on Steam

    Oh cool, that sounds pretty good. I'll wait and see if it comes up on sale or something and give it a go.
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    I picked it up yesterday and decided to see how it goes.

    It seems to have fixed most annoyances I had with Ultimate General : Gettysburg but already in the 'tutorial' mission (flipped a coint between Confederate or Union, Confederate won) I ran into rather interesting issue. When holding the fort against the Union counterattack, I most of my infantry routed in initial shots exchanged as apparently having troops visually kinda on the walls behind cover doesn't count as being behind cover, and it turns out to actually get them behind cover as intended you have to click on a very specific magic pixels you have to hunt like in 90s adventure games and hope the unit actually goes there. Needless to say the attack that followed secured the fort and basically that career was over before it even started.

    Now really, my own poor leadership and not knowing the game's nuances yet aside I do wonder why placing troops in fort in a way that doesn't leave them 100% open to any kind of fire is worse than 90s adventure game pixel hunting.

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    its one of few bugs in game.. yet placing them on the wall is not that hard, you dont need to pick pixels or anything, just click on a white shield near the wall and they will go there automatically... btw, Union campaign is easier for the start..

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    Clicking the white shield seemed 'random' the 2nd time I tried it but early access and all. As they say maybe 3rd time's the charm.

    To be fair, issues with walls aside I've enjoyed it otherwise and if the Confederate campaign is actually difficult I'm all in.

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