Gettysburg: The Tide Turns Info and Trailer

By Alex Connolly 22 Jun 2016 5

Some in the south say the American Civil War never ended. If the crop of divisional and tactical wargames we've had the pleasure of playing in recent years is any indication, Johnny Reb may have a point. Long-awaited Eric Lee outing, Gettysburg: The Tide Turns, is just around the corner and celebrated with some screenshots and a fresh trailer. Survey below.

Gettysburg: The Tide Turns is a hex-based wargame set in one of the most decisive and iconic battles of the Civil War. 150 years ago, brave soldiers fought across this idyllic battlefield, and, now, we put you in their shoes. 

A Period Piece

The game captures the realities of 1860s combat through the granularity of hex based gameplay and an innovative randomized turn system. It is a tense and strategic package from the full, sweeping campaign to individual scenarios.

Plan Your Engagement

Featuring the work of some of the best artists in the business, the game map and interface capture the period while providing the information you need as a commander.

Exciting and fast paced gameplay

You will command a myriad of period units including infantry, cavalry, and artillery. Units vary in strength and morale, and, much like Battle of the Bulge, your success will depend on how you maneuver your forces and engage the enemy. Gettysburg: the Tide Turns goes beyond the "you go, I go" turn by randomizing when each division will move. This provides tension, as you must respond tactically as new opportunities present themselves.

  • Play as the Union or Confederates across the entire scope of the battle
  • Tutorials and easy entry for new players
  • Full game rules and information for hardcore players
  • An innovative movement system that randomizes turns for increased tension
  • Beautifully rendered maps & interfaces in period style
  • Extensive historical commentary & content included
  • Play online, face to face, or against AI opponents

Particularly intriguing is the randomised division movement mechanic. It's an interesting model on paper, certainly something I'd love to see in motion. You just might be able to, too. As well as deploying the teaser and screenies, a Gettysburg beta phase is set to occur soon. Head on over the enrolment page and try your luck, in return for some NDA'd feedback and thoughts.

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