The Greatest Civil War Game is Out!
Get the Game on Steam!
24th SEPTEMBER, 2021.
On this glorious day, Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865), the real time strategy game that has already been called the "Greatest Civil War Game Ever Made", version 1.0, has been released! The game was released after over a year in Early Access.
On this date, the game manual has also been released for the public. The over 250-page "Grand Tactician's Evolutions of a Brigade and Corps D'Armee", edited by B.C. Milligan, will help in getting started, and learning the game's many features and mechancis.
The game is available for 44,90 (USD/EUR) for PC on Steam.
A Post-Release Road Map Revealed!
New Features to be Added for Free!
21st AUGUST, 2021.
During the year-long Early Access period we added many new features in the game, many of them requested by the players. There are still many features, that we thought of, or were requested by the players, during the last leg of the Early Access, that we think should be added to the game.
To implement first batch of these new features, and to let the players know what to expect, we have created a Post-Release Road Map for Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865). All the new features on this map will be added in regular patches after the full release, and for no cost!
The Post-Release Road Map.
21 Traditional and Old Time Tunes!
Performed by Wasel and the Weasels!
The Soundtrack for Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) features 21 traditional and old time tunes from the Civil War era. Feel the atmosphere of the American Civil War as experienced by the soldiers in the field: from the early war fervor and cheerful tunes, to the melancholy of losing friends in combat and longing for home.
The Soundtrack is performed by Wasel and the Weasels string band, specifically for Grand Tactician, to complete the overall atmosphere of the game.
The Soundtrack is available for the price of 9,99 (USD/EUR) on Steam, or as a part of a bundle (Game & Soundtrack) for a 10% discount from the combined price.
Purchase or Wishlist the Soundtrack at:
The Soundtrack Steam Page.
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:
While the Grand Tactician's Early Access is coming to an end, and the game will be released in Full on September 24, 2021, the game's development will not stop there. During the Early Access a lot of new feature ideas arose, and we want to improve the game further, adding many of these new features in the game, for free! Read more…
In this Dev Blog we'll take a look at some of the new features added in the summer updates. We'll also give you an update about the next steps on our Early Access campaign path. Read more…
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…
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)!
War! After the deterioration of relations between the southern and northern states, South Carolina militia batteries bombarded United States garrison of Fort Sumter near Charleston, South Carolina. Following the surrender of Fort Sumter garrison, Northerners have rallied behind President Lincoln's call for 75,000 volunteers from all states to serve for 90 days to quell the rebellion. On both sides of this abruptly erupted American Civil War, Grand Tacticians are needed to take command of the opposing armies and to lead them to victory.
Take command of the Union or the Confederacy. Prepare your nation for war, recruit and organize great armies and fleets under legendary commanders like Grant, Lee, Jackson or Farragut, plan cunning maneuvers on an epic campaign map and defeat your enemies in real-time battles!
The game, developed by our small and dedicated team of Engineers is available in Early Access. The game will be released in full on September 24, 2021.
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.
“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,
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 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 Communications Designer,
Tintype Coloring Artist,
Chief of Musicians,
Drum Major, &c.
Brevet Brig. Gen’l.
Kevin R. Hershberger
LionHeart FilmWorks, LLC.
Chief of Artillery.
Independent Company of Sappers and Miners.
National Field Music School,
Engineer Corps Historian.
Kurt Braunsroth, C.S.N.
Engineer Corps Historian.
Kyle Braunsroth, G.M.I.
Engineer Corps Historian.
Engineer Corps Historian.
Engineer Corps Theatre Director.