Reviews and Problems with American Civil War: Take Command: 2nd Manassas
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23 February 2014
Summary: way too detailed, I spent a few hours trying to learn how to play and still am confused. I understand real armies have to deal with logistical support but in real life there are subordinate commanders to deal with those aspects. If you are a micromanaging 4 star general then this is the game for you.
Summary: I enjoy this game alot. It has all the little details you look for in what I have termed a Digital Board Game. You move your pieces around, you set up logistic lines and areas that you wish to engage the enemy. The Landscape and lines of combat comes into play. While the East is a brutal slug fest, the west and far west are open areas where rivers and turning combat come into play. The war of The North Vs The South has never had such a detailed attempt.
Summary: This game, much like Pride of Nations and others that use the same engine are frustratingly, mind-meltingly complex. Every conceivable detail is taken into account, and I literally spent several days trying to understand the interface (I still do not fully understand it). After spending literally hours trying to get supply lines, assigning leaders, checking terrain, setting up orders, trying to gather intelligence, terrain, weather, finances, reinforcements, attrition,...
Summary: quite an interesting game for about 10 minutes, then it crashes. The thing is that i got this as the bundle "ageods military strategies" so that may have something to do with it. But without the constant nagging crashes and errors in the code, it may get a 6, but with the crashes it gets a 3 out of 10
Summary: Take Command: 2nd Manassas explores one of the American Civil War's most important battles. Travel back to 1862 and fight what the North remembers as the Second Battle of Bull Run -- a battle which was pivotal to the Northern Virginia Campaign. Take on the essential elements of decision-making for this crucial battle - Take Command or be overcome by it. Accurate ballistics for weapons Play as any leader in Custom/Open Play Battles.
Conclusion: The maps and graphics are beautifull for this type of game. Lee, Grant, Jackson and hundred generals have their portraits. The game itself has a very nice boargame feeling. If you like strategy and turn by turn game it's for you, if your are more RTS or Paradox game try the demo.