Reviews and Problems with American Civil War: Take Command: 2nd Manassas
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Strategy and Tactics
19 September 2013
Summary: This is not a shoot-em-up action game. It's all about strategy and tactics, and in that regard this game delivers. The realism is quite good. Select which unit you want to command (regiment, brigade, division, corp, army) and join the battle. Lots of options and scenarios. Very addicting!
Summary: The developers were really on to something. Wish they would update it. Game is older (2004) and made for small screens. At Brigade and Division command levels you can really get a taste of battlefield action and effect the battles outcome with tactics. The pre-set games using "victory points" based on the time clock are total BS. The VP games can show you lost the battle even though you smash the enemy 10 to 1. Ignor them and use "open play" mode.
Summary: I purchased this item for my boyfriend, who is a big civil war buff. I read all the reviews, on the excellence and strategy of the game. the game upon receipt, is not as "user friendly" as it was reviewed to be, requires a lot of setup, before being able to play.
Summary: When the game arrived it did not contain a game instruction manual inside. I realize that the game may have a tutorial on the disc, but I couldn't get the game to load up on my Windows XP computer. I owned this game a year ago but lost it in our move. It loaded up and played nicely on the same computer that I tried to install this game on. I have not been happy with this transaction.
Summary: This is a tactical real time strategy game. It is challenging and fun. You control regiments on up to entire Corps. It is not a clickfest like some RTS games can be. The graphics are good and the maps, scenarios, units, unit capabilities, commanders, and commander skills are historically accurate. This is not a turn based game and this is not a game where you have to worry about politics, the citizens, other countries or the economy.
Summary: I've played all types of historically accurate games, and I've also played ones that have been just junk. Take Command: 2nd Manassas is definitely not one to be known as crap. The game which is good for computer platforms Windows XP and above plays pretty quickly. However, if you have other games on your PC that require more than 1GB of space, I would recommend uninstalling these games first.
Summary: The graphics are pretty nice, and the detail of the orders of battle are amazing. Its so detailed, you can actually see Gen. Jackson sucking on a lemon and holding up his finger as he always did due to his eccentricities. Its a kinda complicated game though, howvever through a lot of practice, its no problem.
Summary: I love this game! (this is the only game I have even thought of writing a review about, I love it that much!) I have been playing board and computer wargames for 20 years. This is by far the best Civil War PC game on the market today. In the game you command Civil War armies during the 2nd Manassas campaign, fought in the summer of 1862. You can command anything from a small Artillery Battery, Cavalry Squadron, Infantry Brigade, Division, Corps up to an entire Army.
Summary: In American Civil War, you can pick to be any commander, brigade size to army size unit, on Confederate or Union side during 3 different battles: Cedar Mountain, 2nd Manassas, and Chantilly, during different time periods: morning, afternoon, and evening. There is also a open play option that lets you play with a unit you choose against any unit you choose with some maps that are not part of the historic battle scenarios. That is plenty to explore.