Reviews and Problems with American Civil War: Take Command: 2nd Manassas
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AGEOD's American Civil War 1861-1865
5 December 2007
Conclusion: Despite the fact that this game is essentially already a complete game, AGEOD intends to keep on improving it. The fact that it is almost entirely sold through the AGEOD website, and there is a dedicated forum that is VERY active and available, expansions, supplements, and patches look to be a...
Excerpt: A complete, comprehensive, fine-grained AND playable simulation of the American
Civil War has been one of wargaming’s most elusive holy grails for some
thirty-odd years, and while many titles have gotten some aspects of that stupendous
conflict right, and many others have achieved excellence in...
Excerpt: As far as strategy games go, Americal Civil War: Take Command: 2nd Manassas definitely looks good. Battlefields lack any intricate details, but still look better than the flat screens seen in most strategy games. Troops show off different uniforms, adding a touch of realism to the game.
Summary: Take Command: 2nd Manassas is a game that will predominantly be taken up by a niche market as it's not a typical strategy game and the slow pace will deter many players who prefer a more action packed RTS.
American Civil War Fortifications (1) Coastal Brick and Stone Forts
25 September 2006
Excerpt: In Lloyd Sabin's latest book review, he explores the strategic and logistical value of brick and stone forts on the coasts of America during the Civil War in Osprey's American Civil War Fortifications series.
Excerpt: The Wargamer is pleased to present Mad Minute Games and Paradox Interactive our Award for Excellence for their outstanding wargame,
Take Command: 2nd Manassas. Capitalizing on an already excellent game engine the improvements in gameplay, solid graphics, and robust AI make
Take Command: 2nd Manassas...
Conclusion: It's an excellent effort from such a small team who have delivered a deep and enjoyable game. However, it's not particularly accessible to newcomers to the genre, and remains firmly a brilliant choice for the hardcore wargammers.