Available on Steam.

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

President Lincoln
Calls the Militia!

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, how long a war it will be?

Engineer Corps to
Attack on September 24!

As the the world holds its breath, our newspaper provides you with the most detailed accounts, of this most exciting situation, that have ever been published in America or in any other country for that matter. New telegraph lines provide news in minutes! Photographists are in readiness to record every situation. Get tangible accounts of developments by the day!


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.

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

Read the game manual here:
Evolutions od a Brigade and Corps D'Armee.


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!

See here:
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:

LionHeart FilmWorks Story

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Gen'l Ilja Varha


December 3, 2021


The Third Dimension.


With patch 1.03, Grand Tactician will introduce a number of visual improvements, including 3D troops. Read more…


Gen'l Ilja Varha


October 29, 2021


First Patches, Priorities.


After the 1.0 release of Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) we have continued adding new and requested features in the game, along with the usual bug fixes and other minor improvements. Currently the focus is in improved information and AI. Read more…


Gen'l Ilja Varha


August 21, 2021


A Post-Release Road Map.


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…


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, available for PC on Steam!

Grand Tacticians Needed To Win The War!

Engineer Corps Clearing the Obstacles!

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.

  • 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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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)!

”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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