Steam release date to be announced.

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

Southern states declare
secession from U.S.!

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, will there be war?

Engineer Corps
Readying For War!



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27th JULY 2018, Special Dispatch.
Steam powers the industries, the trains that carry our troops and their supplies to the battlefields across America, ships like the new ironclads. And now Steam powers also Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865).

On our Steam page you can add the game to your wishlist, and join the discussion on the forums - as well as later see the countdown to release. The Grand Tactician Engineer Corps will join the conversation to answer your questions.

You can find the page by following this link: Grand Tactician Steam Page.

Take a Look Behind the Scenes!


How the Battle-Field Looks and Sounds.

21st JULY 2018. Our readers have the unique possibility to follow our reporters to see and hear the battle-field of Grand Tactician from two different angles. The first game play footage has been released as the federal troops prepare to ford the Bull Run. In the first release in a series of Making of Grand Tactician, musician and reenactment infantry bugler of the Volunteer Engineer Brigade, Alan Tolbert, discusses all things Bugle.

The Grand Herald will continue to expound the activities that take place beyond the watchful eyes of our readers! See more at: Grand Tactician YouTube Page.

Stunning Footage!

The Civil War Brought to Life.

Grand Tactician Partners with LionHeart FilmWorks.

3rd MAY 2018. Grand Tactician has proudly partnered with a company in the United States — LionHeart FilmWorks — to provide amazing Civil War re-enactment and combat footage that they are integrating into the game, adding an even greater level of authenticity in bringing the story Civil War to life!

Readers may see for themselves by visiting:

Old Time Musicians Sound The Beat!

Recordings of an Original Soundtrack Underway.

3rd MAY 2018. Grand Tactician are happy to announce of teaming up With Wasel Arar and his Corps of Old Time and field musicians to produce an original soundtrack for Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865)! Included will be most favorite classics such as “Battle Cry of Freedom” and “Bonnie Blue Flag”. Also included is music to raise spirits in the battlefield performed by a band of drummers and fifers!

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Read our Engineer Corps Log!

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 Peter Lebek


November 13th, 2018


Visual Presentation


This time Chief War Artist Peter talks about the visuals in game: some technical details, some improvements along the way, and also first sneek peek into campaign features!
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Maj. Gen'l. Ilja Varha


October 18th, 2018


Battle AI


When fighting the battles in Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865), you will face an enemy ran by a multi-layer AI opponent. In Engineer Corps logbook entry for to-day we will talk a bit about the AI, which you, as the player, can also utilize.
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Maj. Gen'l. Ilja Varha


September 13th, 2018


A Despatch Arrived!

Fellow Generals!

When playing the battles in Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865), even though the game pace is not hectic, the player will not be able to follow every single corner of the action. To help, the game offers a collection of papers to inform about important development in the front, or to give an overview of the situation and status of the troops.
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Maj. Gen'l. Ilja Varha


July 27th, 2018


Sounds Like a Battle

Hear, Hear!

To capture the atmosphere of a Civil War battle, sound plays a big part, from the roar of musketry and low booming of cannons in the distance, to bugle signals cutting through the noise. To bring the battle-field to life, in Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) we are using a wide variety of sounds and music, that was heard on the 19th century battle field.
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.

Get Your Photographs Here!

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 pre-alpha version of Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865), and everything shown is subject to change during the development.

”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.

Civil War Re-enactment and Combat Footage

Brevet Brig. Gen’l.
Kevin R. Hershberger

LionHeart FilmWorks, LLC.

Volunteer Engineer Brigade

Brevet Brig. Gen’l.
Chaim "Tinjaw" Krause

Assistant inspector general.

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.


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