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Strategy/2D Turn-Based Strategy
EVERYONE, Realistic Violence
Impressions Software, Inc.
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In Robert E. Lee: Civil War General, you take the role of General Lee and issue commands to your army factions of infantry, cavalry, artillery and specialists as you attempt to lead the Army of Northern Virginia in individual battles or through a complete campaign, historically based on the American Civil War battles in which General Lee took part. Even though Lee was not present during the First Battle of Bull Run, the designers included this significant battle because of it's importance. Seven other scenarios (battles) are included, six of which are factual and involved Lee: Second Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) (1861), Antietam and Fredericksburg (1862), Chancellorsville and Gettysburg (1863) and The Wilderness (1864). A final fictional "what if" battle takes place with the Confederate forces trying to dislodge the Union Army from Washington, D.C.
Robert E. Lee: Civil War General contains multiplayer options (modem or serial link), professional voice acting and detailed historical models regarding unit and army strengths, leadership qualities, terrain (13 types) and morale. An option is available to play any single battle as either the Union or Confederate side but the campaign game can only be tackled from the Southern perspective. The interface is turn-based, point and click, menu- and icon-driven with alternative keyboard commands accessible and the battles play out on historically based hex-drawn maps with pop-up detailed troop information available. ~ Michael L. House, All Game Guide