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“Sid Meier’s Gettysburg” Hints and Tips

by on Feb.23, 2010, under PC Game Hints & Tips, PC Retro Gaming

High watermark in Pennsylvania.

This article was originally published in Computer Games Strategy Plus magazine.

When it comes to gaming, the American Civil War has always been a favorite period in history for me. Throughout my gaming career I’ve watched with horror at the senseless slaughter at Antietam creek, ventured with Banks along the Red River (no pun intended), and watched with astonishment as Lee executed his audacious Seven Day’s campaign. From paper wargame to silicon battlefields I’ve been fortunate to witness many of the best (and worst) designs concocted throughout the last few decades. Now with the advent of real-time strategy games we are presented with Sid Meier’s latest tour de force, Gettysburg. In an effort to showcase just how realistically this portrays this battle, we’ll endeavor to highlight the strategies you’ll need to execute, and some of the problems you may encounter as the Union and Confederacy encounter each other along Cemetery Ridge.
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