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Aug 21, 2020

Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865), an ambitious RTS with tactical combat comes to Steam Early Access today

From Press Release:

The ultimate American Civil War strategy and tactic game is finally releasing today (18:00 CET) on Steam in Early Access. The price is 39,99 (EUR/USD), 10% less than the final release price (44,90 EUR/USD).

The game had a very enthusiastic response from the strategy Youtubers all over the world with more than 300K views in around 100 videos. Sitting at more than 20K wishlists, Grand Tactician is already a tremendous success for an indie strategy game.

About Grand Tactician

Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) is a real-time strategy game combining a strategic campaign with tactical battle game-play. Run your nation, muster, manage and support great armies, and maneuver them to defeat the enemy. Once the opposing armies meet, command your troops to victory in battles fought on historical battlefields.

Features:

  • Choose your side in the American Civil War: Real-time campaign, spanning from Secession to the end of the war, with historical objectives for both sides.
  • Change history: What if European superpowers intervened to end the war, or Lincoln lost the presidential election of 1864?
  • Scott’s Great Snake: Lay siege, raid and blockade your enemy on land and sea or use blockade runners to keep the life-lines to Europe open.
  • From Fort Sumter to Appomattox: Watch closely the morale of your citizens and troops. As the war drags on, fervor turns to fatigue, the treasury threatens to run dry, and measures like drafting will cause unrest.
  • Keep the armies marching: Build and manage the flow of supplies to your armies. Utilize and expand railroad lines to supply and move armies for the first time in history!
  • Pivotal battles: Fight battles lasting multiple days on historical battlefields. Use engineers to build pontoons and dig trenches, see reinforcements change the tide and commit your reserves to defeat the enemy.
  • Grant vs. Lee: Manage hundreds of historical commanders with personal attributes and specialization. Famous commanders inspire soldiers and citizens alike and loss of reputation can be irreparable.
  • Command Great Armies: Huge armies of infantry, cavalry and artillery, with realistic command structures and historical Order of Battle.
  • Bring the Civil War to life: Amazing Civil War re-enactment and combat footage from LionHeart FilmWorks, and an original soundtrack of old time music and drum and fife band.

Why Early Access?

Though the game is playable and enjoyable, the team is still hard at work to make the players’ experience the best it can be. Specifically, due to the complexity of the game, bugs are still there, and the campaign gameplay is not yet perfectly balanced.
A save option during battles is also one of the main improvements that the team aims at introducing as soon as possible.

The game will be in Early Access for approximately the rest of the year. The time will be used for bug-fixing, balancing, adding more battle maps, and an 1864 campaign scenario.

Finally, during the early access period, players’ feedback will be carefully monitored to improve the gameplay experience.

After the final release, a post-release roadmap will be published, including additional features, maps, and playable content – for free.

Soundtrack

The soundtrack of Grand Tactician is a feature the team is particularly proud of. Including only thematic songs of the period and performed by Wasel and Weasels, the soundtrack includes 21 songs and is priced at 9,99 EUR/USD. It will also be sold in a special bundle with the game and a 10% discount.