American Conquest: Divided Nation is the sequel to Real Time Strategy Game American Conquest. While the first game focused on the conquest of America by the Europeans from the natives. In this game the focus is on the Civil War. The game features nine historical campaigns and various lose scenarios to replay this time of conflict.
The game plays like a traditional RTS game. You gather resources (wood, grain, coal and gold), construct a base and create units to fight your opponent who is trying to do the same. In the campaign missions the resource gathering and base building is sometimes left out in favour of maps that are purely focused on a battlefield. In these missions it is possible to build a base tent camp with a canteen and head quarters, but you have to make do with the soldiers you are given at the start of the map.
There are four playable nations: the Confederacy, the Union, Mexico and Texas. Each nation has some specific units, but they are mostly the similar. Available are infantry, cavalry, artillery and maritime units.