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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's title screen.
Civil War Battleset  DOS Now the Union Army is visible and a Confederate artillery unit, shown in yellow, is about to open fire
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 battlefield for Shiloh.
The player commands the confederate army who wore grey.
Here an infantry unit is highlighted and the relevant command menu is displayed

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Alternate Titles

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

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piltdown_man (155227) added Civil War Battleset (DOS) on Jan 26, 2015