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Gettysburg: The Turning Point

DOS - 1986

Year 1986
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Strategy
Theme Historical Battle (specific/exact), North America, Turn-based, Wargame
Publisher Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Developer Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Perspective Top-Down
Dosbox support Supported on 0.61
4.86 / 5 - 14 votes

Description of Gettysburg: The Turning Point

Gettysburg: The Turning Point is a classic wargame. If you can get by the CGA graphics and lack of mouse support interface, you will soon find yourself in a very well reproduced simulation of this famous battle from the Civil War. This game uses the game system first seen in SSI's Battle of Antietam, and its Command system accurately reflects the effects of leaders on the battlefield. Invidual soldiers and artillery also have a bearing on the game! If you want to play a "thinking person's" game recreating the battle of Gettyburg, this is a must for you to download; If you want heavy graphics and explosions and an easy mouse interface, look elsewhere. Of special note: This was the first game that included the degradation of visibility due to the volume of black powder or smoke obscuring the battlefield-- an innovation that became the mainstay of wargaming.

Among the awards this game garnered include: Computer Gaming World' Hall of Fame Award, 1988, and Charles Roberts Award, Best Military/Strategy Computer Game, 1986.

Review By HOTUD

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normisaloser 2012-10-11 1 point DOS version

One of the best strategy games ever. Addictive game. Great for two players or against the brilliant AI. Armies move by Regiment and everything is calculated down to the man and gun. Historic leaders get killed more than the real battle. Perhaps this is because I tend to play a little more reckless than the real guys. Massive three day battle is like a history lesson and wargame at the same time. While the graphics are basic, before long you will feel you are right at the Bloodiest Battle of the Civil War.

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