Civil War Generals 2 and Robert E. Lee:Civil War General

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Civil War Generals 2 and Robert E. Lee:Civil War General

Postby General Macomb » Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:40 pm

The official unofficial site for Sierra's CWG2 (and Robert E. Lee: Civil War General) is http://groups.msn.com/CWG2/messages.msnw. Online play is available at http://kali.net/. How to register for Kali is explained on the CWG2 site.
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Re: Civil War Generals 2 and Robert E. Lee:Civil War General

Postby Collector » Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:45 pm

Thanks for the info. If the Sierra Super group happens, these could be added.
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Re: Civil War Generals 2 and Robert E. Lee:Civil War General

Postby Tawmis » Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:01 pm

I've never played Civil War - but I am curious - are they RTS games?
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Re: Civil War Generals 2 and Robert E. Lee:Civil War General

Postby Collector » Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:24 pm

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Re: Civil War Generals 2 and Robert E. Lee:Civil War General

Postby DeadPoolX » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:42 am

While I've never played the Civil War Generals series, I did tackle Sid Meier's Gettysburg, which was a lot of fun. Was CWG 1 and 2 anything like that?
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Re: Civil War Generals 2 and Robert E. Lee:Civil War General

Postby General Macomb » Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:43 am

The difference is perhaps best explained in an old review, http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache:E75pF2AgovMJ:www.gamesfirst.com/reviews/rick/CWG2/CWG2.htm+%22cwg2%22+%22Sid+Meier%27s+Gettysburg%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us&client=firefox-a.:
These are truly the best of times for Civil War gamers; first Firaxis comes up big with Sid Meier's Gettysburg!, with its real-time tactical combat engine, and now Sierra delivers the goods with Civil War Generals 2, a turn-based game that allows you to refight the entire Civil War - battle by battle, campaign by campaign. Make no mistake: the two games are very different, both in scale and in gameplay, and in many ways Civil War Generals comes off looking less sophisticated than SMG. The graphics are a bit dated, the game's mechanics are scarcely revolutionary, and the game interface is oh so Windows 3.1 - but the bottom line is that CWG2 does what it sets out to do. That is to produce a fun, historically accurate, good-looking game that allows you to fight every major and most minor battles of the American Civil War at the regiment/brigade level.
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Re: Civil War Generals 2 and Robert E. Lee:Civil War General

Postby welk » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:58 am

Citation : "The graphics are a bit dated, the game's mechanics are scarcely revolutionary, and the game interface is oh so Windows 3.1"

I do not agree with : Graph are very correct if you consider what are gaphs in actual PC wargamesi, 2D and turn-based (like Strategic Command, Commander Europe at war, etc etc) : thse are not better than CWG2, I think

Game's mechanics is very high level : no actual ststem of wargame can rivalize with the synthetic and very clear system of CWG2

Interface is a little bit old, but also clear and practical.

Probably one of the best wargames never made. I mod it for the Eastern Front (posted here message about that in other thread), and this game is very funny
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