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American Civil War: From Sumter to Appomattox is a historical war game centered around the Civil War. The game plays out on a strategic level with an emphasis on the logistics of troop movements, economic consequences of various actions, foreign affairs and the quality of military leadership offered by the North and South. The troops and units are represented by abstract symbols on an overhead map of the United States; most settings are changed in windows reached from pull-down menus. It also includes a variety of historical settings and victory conditions.


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Computer Games Magazine Windows 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows 3.x Sep, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Windows Jul 12, 1996 7.9 out of 10 79
GameSpot Windows 3.x Jul 12, 1996 7.9 out of 10 79
Online Gaming Review (OGR) Windows Oct 10, 1996 6 out of 10 60
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 55 out of 100 55
CD-Action Windows Jul, 1997 5 out of 10 50
PC Action (Germany) Windows 3.x Oct, 1996 25 out of 100 25
PC Action (Germany) Windows Oct, 1996 25 out of 100 25
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Nov, 1996 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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Multimedia CD

American Civil War also includes an additional multimedia CD entitled Fateful Lightning full of narrative historical information, detailed maps, and imagery about the War.
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