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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:30 pm 
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Brett is most likely too shy to post this, but I enjoy his blog a bunch and he has mentioned the demo for this game.

http://www.brettschulte.net/CWBlog/2010 ... emo-today/

I will have to give it a try, and his Scourge of War Blog is outstanding.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:38 am 
I am not a fan of real time at all, BUT I suspect this will be by far the best real time effort ever......

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:45 am 
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The Youtube preview shows an excellent visual experience.
http://www.scourgeofwar.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/NorbSoftDev several Youtube videos

The site says that it is due to be released in March 2010 which is almost over.
But on their website:
http://www.scourgeofwar.com/news.html
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="3" face="book antiqua" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">29 DECEMBER 2008 - The Development Team at NorbSoftDev is proud to announce their upcoming Civil War title, War3DII: Gettysburg.
In production for over 2 years, the team is finally able to state with confidence that the game will ship in 2009.
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Someone must have downloaded the demos by now.
Can individual players be limited on scrolling around the battlefield to implement "fog of war" and do units run low or out of ammo? I saw no supply wagons on the Youtube video.
I did see the black hats of the Iron Brigade.

BG Ross McDaniel
2nd Bde, 3rd Div, III Corps, AoG


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:04 am 
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Cruces,

Thanks for posting! I will add that the full version of the game is now available for purchase:

http://www.scourgeofwar.com/purchase.html

I'm not sure if Scourge of War Gettysburg works well for the ACWGC as a real-time game, but I'd encourage you guys to consider it. I did the majority of the OOB research for the game, including armament, unit strengths, and unit and leader skill levels. Some of the last were changed a bit during the scenario creation process to ensure a good experience by gamers.

In any event, check out the demo. If this game doesn't remind you of Sid Meier's Gettysburg, I'd be surprised. Plus, it is unlimited MULTIPLAYER. Imagine a three vs. three game or a six vs. the computer game. I LOVE that feature! Let me know how you guys like the game.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:18 am 
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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="3" face="book antiqua" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Ross McDaniel</i>
Can individual players be limited on scrolling around the battlefield to implement "fog of war" and do units run low or out of ammo? I saw no supply wagons on the Youtube video.
I did see the black hats of the Iron Brigade.

BG Ross McDaniel
2nd Bde, 3rd Div, III Corps, AoG
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Ross,

Individuals are limited in their ability to scroll based on difficulty level. The harder you set the game, the less "leash" you are allowed from the commander you play. Units do run low on ammo and must get it replenished by the ammo wagons (99.9% sure on this). The Iron Brigade is represented, and a few famous Zouave uniforms were used to represent all of the Zouave regiments in action at Gettysburg.

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Here's the official press release:

March 28, 2010
Scourge of War - Gettysburg goes GOLD!

Norb Software Development, Inc. announces that "Scourge of War - Gettysburg" has been released and is available for immediate purchase. The game can be purchased by download only and is available for the price of $44.99. The game is available here: http://www.ScourgeofWar.com.

The game may be downloaded and used in Demo mode for free. Demo mode provides the player with one single-player and one multi-player scenario. The MP scenario can only be played against other players in Demo mode.

The full version of the game may be unlocked at any time by purchasing an activation code at: http://www.ScourgeofWar.com. The full version of the game includes 20 historical and alternate history single player scenarios. There are 11 multi-player historical scenarios as well. Also supplied are five tutorial scenarios to provide training for the new player. The game also includes a Sandbox Battles mode to generate an endless number of single-player or multi-player battles.

NorbSoftDev is a group of independent game developers dedicated to recreating history through computer games. Their current title Gettysburg aims to bring the Battle of Gettysburg to life through accurate maps, battle recreation, and a historic ambiance. This game brings the player into those fateful days of July that gave the Union their greatest victory and marked the turning point of the Civil War.

Company website: http://www.ScourgeofWar.com.
Additional information: Jim@norbsoftware.com


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I have downloaded the Demo and had a quick play - looks like a lot to learn, so I will play some more over Easter. I like the graphics[:D]

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I downloaded it too and will have to play it more to get used to the orders. I think there should be more commands like" about-face".Although I could line my regiments behind walls after a few tries, I found out they were facing the wrong way![:0]It took some time to wheel them around.

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There is an about face command, in the combat menu.

I like it. Actually alot. Really nice gfx. The map, the units...took me a while to figure the movement out, but now I have it down, and I'm about ready to move on to the full game and maybe try on a division.

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yeah I finally found it under combat movement and actually got the Rebs to run when I charged them in the flank. Then I tried a frontal assault and got to see my boys run.[:D]

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Yankee's About-face command = "Turn Tail and RUN" [:D]

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:19 pm 
I always thought it was mostly "Charge to the rear men!!!!" (Popular among New England officers). Of course there is the western verion (Originated by Iowa officers or so they say) "Run Away!!! Run Away!!!"......

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:04 am 
Ok, you caught me[:I].......I was trying to give those Western yankees credit for originality, BUT.....you are correct.....They did actually imitate it from their favorite literary work that they could comprehend......I'm am quite sure they might have used the New England style command had they been able to verbalize longer, more complex sentences.......

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