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Gettysburg: The Turning Point is a grand tactical simulation of the most famous, well known and arguably the most decisive battle of the Civil War fought at the little town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania from July 1 to July 3, 1863.

The game uses a refined version of SSI's Antietam game system and is played in 42 turns each representing 1 hour of real time over a 3 day period.. Players are awarded points based on casualties and territorial objectives. At the end of each turn and the end of the game points are calculated and compared to a chart which determines your level of victory.

The game can be played under 3 different sets of rules (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced) with 5 levels of difficulty for each and can be played against another person or the computer can play either side.


Gettysburg: The Turning Point DOS Main menu and game options (CGA with RGB monitor)
Gettysburg: The Turning Point DOS Confed movement phase (CGA with RGB monitor)
Gettysburg: The Turning Point DOS Victory level (CGA with RGB monitor)
Gettysburg: The Turning Point DOS Title screen (CGA with RGB monitor)

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  • Computer Gaming World
    • August 1988 (Issue #50) – Introduced into the Hall of Fame
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #59 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list

NGC 5194 (17266) added Gettysburg: The Turning Point (DOS) on Feb 26, 2001
Other platforms contributed by JRK (11134), NGC 5194 (17266), Terok Nor (21946) and CygnusWolfe (572)