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Gettysburg: The Turning Point

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Description

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.

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Gettysburg: The Turning Point DOS Victory level (CGA with RGB monitor)
Gettysburg: The Turning Point Commodore 64 More stats.
Gettysburg: The Turning Point Commodore 64 Title screen.
Gettysburg: The Turning Point Commodore 64 Option screen.

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The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Oct, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari 8-bit Oct, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II Oct, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Oct, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100

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Awards

  • 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

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