Civil War Battleset (DOS)

Civil War Battleset  DOS The game's title screen.


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Civil War Battleset is a single player, freeware war-game based on the American Civil War. It is entirely keyboard controlled and is an adaptation of an earlier game written for the Atari.

The game allows the player to customise the enemy's level of aggression, difficulty, and how far their units can see. The original 1990 release came with four scenarios, two for Gettysburg, Shiloh, and Stones River.
The game was released with a companion program that allowed the player to construct their own battlefields. In 2014 the game is still available for download and has over fifty scenarios.


Civil War Battleset  DOS The game parameters can be adjusted to make the game easy or realistic
Civil War Battleset  DOS The game's main menu, simple but effective.
Before a game can start a scenario file must be loaded
Civil War Battleset  DOS The 1990 game was released with just four scenarios and a save game file though the manual states that the game could display up to fifteen different files
Civil War Battleset  DOS The game's title screen.

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  • "The American Civil War" -- Used on the title screen

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piltdown_man (143155) added Civil War Battleset (DOS) on Jan 26, 2015