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Civil War: 1861

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Civil War: 1861 covers the opening battles of the American Civil War. The game covers both the small and large actions of that momentous year, starting with the battle at ‘Big Bethel’, on to the comparatively vast engagements at ‘Bull Run’ and ‘Wilson’s Creek’.

In 1861 both sides have plenty of volunteer recruits who, though enthusiastic, lack battlefield experience. On the weaponry side much of the equipment still belongs to the Napoleonic Era with a plethora of muzzle loading, smoothbore artillery.

Many of the commanders, who most would identify as the leaders the civil war armies, are still junior officers in the engagements recreated in this game. Command the Union or Confederate forces in these key battles.

Can you change history? Good luck and on to battle!

  • Battles based on historic events.
  • Play the missions as either Union or Confederate.
  • 5 Unique Civil War Units:
    • Infantry with Muskets.
    • Infantry with Rifled Muskets.
    • Artillery.
    • Generals.
    • Dismounted and Mounted Cavalry.
  • Changeable unit formations and tactics.
  • Generals can attach to units to increase morale.
  • More capable Veteran units and unreliable raw units.
  • 3 difficulty settings.
  • Detailed Combat Analysis.
  • Flank Attacks
  • Map Zoom
  • Strategic Movement.

  • 7 Mission Tutorial Campaign
  • 3 Mission Opening Shots! Campaign, covering the battles of;
    • Boonville, June 17th, 1861
    • Carthage, July 5th, 1861
    • Blackburn's Ford, July 18th, 1861
  • 4 Mission Conflaguration! Campaign, coverings the battle of;
    • Bull Run, July 21st, 1861
    • Wilson's Creek, August 10th, 1861
    • Carnifex Ferry, September 10th, 1861
    • Lexington, September 20th, 1861
  • 4 Mission Total Resolve Campaign, coverings the battle of;
    • Greenbrier River, October 3rd, 1861
    • Belmont, November 7th, 1861
    • Allegheny Mountain, December 13th, 1861
    • Dranesville, December 20th, 1861
  • A Bonus Campaign, covering the battle of;
    • Big Bethel, June 10th, 1861
Release date
HexWar Games
HexWar Games Ltd
HexWar Games, HexWar Games Ltd
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+

System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, Watch 4, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for Android

5.0 and up

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Discrete graphics with 256 MB or more VRAM

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Processor: Intel
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Union Opening Shots
Complete the Opening Shots Campaign on Union Side.
On a roll
Destroy 3 enemy units in a row without losing any of your own.
Aim True
Destroy 1 Confederate Artillery Gun.
Courage under fire
Destroy 8 enemy units in a row without losing any of your own.
Union Conflagration
Complete the Conflagration Campaign on Union Side.
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