Available now in Early Access on Steam.

Extra! Read the latest Grand Tactician news here, as told by our correspondents in the field!

The Southern Confederacy
Authorizes Hostilities.

What with authentic reports, theories, and most absurd rumors, every day furnishes food for conversation and fills the whole world apprehension.
The question on everyone's lips is, who will win the war?

Engineer Corps
Clearing the Obstacles!


Happy New Year!

Photograph Gallery Updated!

7th JANUARY, 2021. Since the Early Access release on August 21, 2020, Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) has been constantly updated and patched, in the march towards the initial full release. While exact date is not yet available, we're shooting for a Q1/2021 release.
The latest patches have made the old photographs in the gallery obsolete, and they have been updated with screenshots from the latest version of the game, including some recently added features.

More information is delivered via despathes, from the embedded front-line reporters, stored in the Engineer Corps Logbook.

Visit the Developer's Blog at:
Grand Tactician's Dev Blog.


Grand Tactician out in Early Access!

Join the March to Victory!

21st AUGUST, 2020. Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) has been released in Early Access to-day! The Early Access version costs 39,99 (USD/EUR), 10% less than the final release that is planned for approximately the end of the year.
The game comes with 3 campaign scenarios (1861, 1862, 1863) and 11 historic battles from 1st Manassas in 1861 to Bentonville in 1865.
At the same time the game's Soundtrack by Wasel and the Weasels was released for the price of 9,99. The soundtrack comes with 21 traditional and old time tunes from the Civil War era.

Purchase or Wishlist the Game at:
Grand Tactician's Steam Page.

Purchase or Wishlist the Soundtrack at:
The Soundtrack Steam Page.


The Armies Are Still Green!

The Full Release Will Follow Later!

Early Access means the game is not yet in its final, intended form. Instead, we want to improve it further before calling it "ready". By purchasing the Early Access version (for a discounted price), the player can already play the game, but for a more complete and polished experience, it is recommended to wait for the full release.
If you're marching with us with the Early Access release, the going will not be smooth and there will be many hardships along the way. But, instead of turning back when facing adversity, the march will continue until the final victory, the full release of the game, is achieved!
During the Early Access period we will improve the game according to our Road Map, and players' can post their feedback to help us improve the game further.

See here:
The Early Access Road Map.


The Civil War Brought to Life.

Introducing LionHeart FilmWorks.

UPDATED 4th JULY 2020. To make the Civil War come to life, Grand Tactician has teamed up with LionHeart FilmWorks, LLC, a Richmond, VA based film production company. The high-quality, epic re-enactment footage is used in Grand Tactician's cutscene videos to deliver the story of the war in a way that is uncommon in video games. The in-game videos are produced using LionHeart's footage and historical potographs, colorized by artist Wasel Arar, by Video Producer & Editor Matti Veekamo.

Readers may read the story of LionHeart FilmWorks, and capture the grandeur of LionHeart's re-enactment footage by visiting:

LionHeart FilmWorks Story

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Know the exact state of facts about Grand Tactician’s Engineer Corps development, more than fifteen hundred miles off, by reading our Engineer Corps Log!


Gen'l Ilja Varha


April 22, 2021


A New Readiness System.


The recent patches has been big ones, and the Early Access period will come to an end soon. There are still a couple of larger features we're working on, in addition to the road map topics and the constantly ongoing bug fixes. Let's take a look at the main campaign feature still in development. Read more…


Gen'l Ilja Varha


April 14, 2021


Battle AI Improvements.


The recent patches has been big ones, and the Early Access period will come to an end soon. There are still a couple of larger features we're working on, in addition to the road map topics and the constantly ongoing bug fixes. Let's take a look at the main battle feature still in development. Read more…


Grand Tactician


August 8, 2020


The Early Access Road Map.


Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) will launch in Early Access on Steam on Aug 21, 2020. In this article you can see the Early Access Road Map, i.e. what main features the team is still working on before the full release of the game.
Read more…


Grand Tactician


July 4, 2020


Introducing LionHeart FilmWorks.


Let us introduce to you Kevin R. Hershberger of LionHeart FilmWorks, the Man behind the camera of the combat footage in Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865)!
Read more…

Grand Tactician:

The Civil War

A real time strategy game about the American Civil War, coming to PC on Steam!

Grand Tacticians Ready To Win The War!

Engineer Corps in preparation!

With the deterioration of relations between the southern and northern states, the Union seems to be heading towards a full blown civil war. On both sides, Grand Tacticians are soon needed to take command of the opposing armies and to lead them to victory.

If the worst should happen, be ready to prepare your nation for war, plan cunning maneuvers, defeat your enemies in the field of battle, and become one of the greatest Grand Tacticians in history!

The development of the game is in full speed by our small, but dedicated detachment of Engineers. Release date to be announced.


Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) is a real time strategy game, where you will run your nation, muster, manage and support great armies, and maneuver them to defeat the enemy. Once the opposing armies meet, command your troops to victory in battles fought on historical battlefields.

  • Choose your side in the American Civil War: Real-time campaign, spanning from Secession to the end of the war, with historical objectives for both sides.
  • Change history: What if European superpowers intervened to end the war, or Lincoln lost the presidential election of 1864?
  • Scott’s Great Snake: Lay siege, raid and blockade your enemy on land and sea or use blockade runners to keep the life-lines to Europe open.
  • From Fort Sumter to Appomattox: Watch closely the morale of your citizens and troops. As the war drags on, fervour turns to fatigue, the treasury threatens to run dry, and measures like drafting will cause unrest.
  • Keep the armies marching: Build and manage the flow of supplies to your armies. Utilize and expand railroad lines to supply and move armies for the first time in history!
  • Pivotal battles: Fight battles lasting multiple days on historical battlefields. Use engineers to build pontoons and dig trenches, see reinforcements change the tide and commit your reserves to defeat the enemy.
  • Grant vs. Lee: Manage hundreds of historical commanders with personal attributes and specialization. Famous commanders inspire soldiers and citizens alike and loss of reputation can be irreparable.
  • Command Great Armies: Huge armies of infantry, cavalry and artillery, with realistic command structures and historical Order of Battle.
  • Bring the Civil War to life: Amazing Civil War re-enactment and combat footage from LionHeart FilmWorks, and an original soundtrack of old time music and drum and fife band.

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Finest Likeness Gallery In The World


Grand Tactician’s


Advantages of latest technology in Photography are yours by visiting our battlefield Artists and Camp Photographers. Tintype metal image and Ambrotype printed on glass now allows us mass production of small photographs!

Special attention given to enlarging (by clicking)!

*The images are from Early Access (beta) version of Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865), and there could be further changes during the development, prior to full release.

”We fights mit Keppelmüller!”

The engineers behind Grand Tactician.

“Ultimately, despite their incredibly low numbers throughout the war, Army Engineers played a pivotal role in the eastern theater. The Engineer Brigade carried the Army of the Potomac across rivers and streams from the Potomac to the James, laid siege to Confederate fortifications, and designed earthworks that protected the Army during prolonged engagements. To a lesser extent, the engineers developed and deployed reconnaissance measures like hydrogen balloons, from which they could map and survey battlefields. And, when necessary, they served as skirmishers and guarded their bridges in the face of enemy assaults. Around Washington, D.C., engineer officers surveyed, designed, and managed the massive system of defenses to protect Washington from enemy attack. By design, the strong defenses effectively freed up Union forces for offensive maneuvers by rendering unnecessary a massive troop presence around the capital. Those engineers officers not involved with the Defenses of Washington were generally on fortification duty elsewhere, ensuring that America’s borders were well-protected in the event of invasion from Confederate-sympathizing European nations. Finally, other officers took leave from the agency to serve as engineer aids to field armies or to lead troops themselves. Famous names like George Meade, George McClellan, Andrew Humphreys, Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, and Gouverneur Warren were Army Engineers for most of their adult lives. Trained at West Point in engineering and the art of war, they had a tremendous impact on how the American Civil War unfolded.”
— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the American Civil War

Gen'l. Oliver Keppelmüller
Chief of Engineers,
Chief Decipherer,
Assistant Chief Designer,
Engineer Corps Paymaster.

"If one doesn't have it in the brain, he will have to have it in the feet!"

Maj. Gen'l. Ilja Varha
Chief Designer,
Inspector General,
Chief Topographer,
Chief Communications Liaison, &c.

“Ilja Varha's our designer,
He takes his whiskey strong.”

Brig. Gen'l. Peter Lebek
Chief War Artist,
Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks,
Provost Marshal General.

"A collision at sea can ruin your whole day."

Brevet Brig. Gen'l. Wasel Arar
Chief Cartographer,
Chief Communications Designer,
Tintype Coloring Artist,
Chief of Musicians,
Drum Major, &c.

Volunteer Engineers and Mechanics.

Civil War Re-enactment Combat Footage.

Brevet Brig. Gen’l.
Kevin R. Hershberger

LionHeart FilmWorks, LLC.

Civil War History and a wealth of quotes.

War Correspondent
Jonathan R. Allen

Learn Civil War History.

Volunteer Engineer Brigade

1st Lieut.
Casper Talvio

Chief of Artillery.

1st Lieut.
Eliel Martti

Independent Company of Sappers and Miners.

Alan Tolbert

Bugle Signals.

Don Heminitz

National Field Music School,
Music Advice.

William Rosenbury

Engineer Corps Historian.

Kurt Braunsroth, C.S.N.

Engineer Corps Historian.

Kyle Braunsroth, G.M.I.

Engineer Corps Historian.

Patrick Hoehne

Engineer Corps Historian.

Matti Veekamo

Engineer Corps Theatre Director.


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