Steam release date to be announced.

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!


The Civil War Brought to Life.

Grand Tactician Video Production Underway.

28th SEPTEMBER 2019. Grand Tactician has teamed up with a professional Video Producer & Editor Matti Veekamo to create the game's atmospheric cutscenes. He will work with the amazing footage from LionHeart FilmWorks to bring the story Civil War to life!

Readers may capture the grandeur of LionHeart's re-enactment footage by visiting:


Learn Civil War History From The Words Of Those Who Lived It And Made It.

20th FEBRUARY 2019. Grand Tactician has teamed up with war correspondent Jonathan R. Allen, author of the 501 Civil War Quotes and Notes!

Mr.Allen's most accurate notes allows all players to learn Civil War history from the spoken words and writings of the military commanders, political leaders, the Billy Yanks and Johnny Rebs who fought in the battles.

Readers can Learn Civil War History by visiting:
And by purchasing the book.


2019 Brings New Game-Play Video.

Development Focus in Campaign Layer!

New Photographs Added in the Gallery.

20th JANUARY 2019, Special Dispatch.
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) development focus has shifted to implementation of an epic campaign layer. Dispatches about how the Civil War is fought on strategic level are anticipated in near future!

But before this, the Engineer Corps has prepared game-play videos from the Battle-Field of Perryville, explaining more about how You, The Grand Tactician, will direct your troops in field engagements.

See the over one-hour video in two parts: Pre-Alpha Battle Game Play: Perryville, Part I.



Join the Conversation at the Brand New Forums.

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, and wishlist Grand Tactician, by following this link: Grand Tactician Steam Page.

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Gen'l Oliver Keppelmueller


September 28th, 2019


Sinews of War.


Today we take a look at the economy of Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865). Although there were many hints from the community to not overdo the economic part of the game we thought that this was an important factor of this war. Therefore we are currently adding all the nice features to the game, but taking care of not forcing the player to micromanage too much.
Read more…


Gen'l Ilja Varha


August 31st, 2019




The Grand Tactician is an operational level strategy game. This means the main thing the player is supposed to do, is to muster, supply and command his/her armies and fleets in order to meet the strategic goals of the nation. While we have discussed and shown in videos how commanding armies functions in battles, this time let's take a quick look at what's in store on the campaign side.
Read more…


Gen'l Ilja Varha


July 25th, 2019


The Grand Summer Advance.


While news have been scarce during the summer, the Grand Tactician -team has been pushing full steam ahead on multiple fronts.
Read more…


Gen'l Ilja Varha


May 13th, 2019


Managing Your Armies.


One of the most important things the player will be doing, is army management: from recruiting troops to appointing commanders to lead them, and to organizing the troops into units and effective armies. Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) also allows a number of ways for the player to customize the units he commands.
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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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.

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.

Matti Veekamo

Engineer Corps Theatre Director.


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