The ACWGC has been formed to play American Civil War computer games. These games are currenlty the Talonsoft/Matrix games and HPS simulations American Civil War games designed by John Tiller, as well as the game Forge of Freedom (FoF) and "War Between the States" by Matrix Games and "American Civil War: The Blue and the Gray" (AACW) by AGEOD. Club members are responsible for supplying their own games in a reputable and ethical manner, neither offering, abetting or accepting pirated copies.
All level of players are welcome from novice to expert. A friendly atmosphere is the norm for all. All recruits will pass through a training session, either VMI or the Union Military Academy, to familiarize them with PBEM and the club rules. Your level of expertise will be taken into account. The excellent staff at VMI and Union Military Academy are there to answer questions and to help. Questions are welcome and many members are available to assist. The ACWGC wishes to provide a military and historical flavor to members, not a points ladder club, but a way to participate and enjoy the times portrayed. Promotions are based on quality of play and leadership, not just on the number of games played. The ACWGC is organized in a General Staff type system with a "civilian" cabinet administration to balance the pure military perspective. Participation by members is encouraged to reduce paperwork and administrative duties. Role playing is encouraged to portray the natural rivalry and positions of the CSA and the USA. Friendly banter is the norm, however rude and antagonistic behavior will not be tolerated. Games will be organized by opposing Commanders as well as individual challenges and posting on the PBEM Opponent Finder board. The Mason-Dixon Tavern is the primary club forum and a fun place to hang out.