Average Playtime: 4 hours

Civil War: 1863

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Relive iconic battles of the American Civil War. Take command of both the Union and Confederate forces in this exciting turn-based strategy game from the developers of Tank Battle: 1944.

Key Features:

  • 8 Mission 'First Strike' Campaign.
  • 5 Mission 'To Arms!' Campaign.
  • 6 Mission 'Stalemate' Campaign.
  • 8 Mission 'Hoorah!' Campaign.
  • 8 Mission 'Rebel Yell' Campaign
  • 8 Mission 'Victory Road' Campaign
  • 8 Mission 'Last Stand' Campaign.
  • Includes battles based on historic events.
  • Play the missions as either Union or Confederate.
  • 8 Unique Civil War Units:
    - Infantry with Muskets.
    - Infantry with Rifled Muskets.
    - Artillery.
    - Generals.
    - Wagons.
    - Naval Gunboats.
    - 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.
  • Steam Achievements, Cloud Saves and Trading Cards

Coming soon as free updates:

  • 8 Mission 'Grand Command' Campaign.
  • 8 Mission 'Leviathan' Campaign.
  • 8 Mission 'Arsenal' Campaign.
Release date
HexWar Games
Hunted Cow Studios
HexWar Games, Hunted Cow Studios
Age rating
13+ Teen

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 macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
  • Processor: Intel
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible graphics card

System requirements for Android

2.3.3 and up
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Complete First Strike Campaign as US
Complete First Strike Campaign as US.
Complete Bonus Campaign as CSA
Complete Bonus Campaign as CSA.
Destroy 12 enemies without a loss
Destroy 12 enemies without a loss in a game versus the AI.
Destroy 8 enemies without a loss
Destroy 8 enemies without a loss in a game versus the AI.
Kill an enemy General
Kill an enemy General in a game versus the AI.
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Civil War: 1863 reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Italian
The game costs more than usual, but it's a lot of fun, I'd improve the tactic, it would be logical to benefit those who defend themselves behind protective walls. Missing detailed instructions, the tutorial is just enough and does not explain everything. You have to learn by playing... That said, I am not regretting the purchase
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Microsoft from Italian
It is a very fun game, simple in mechanisms but quite challenging to play. The ability to play against a real opponent greatly increases replayability. The expense is nothing at all excessive. The only regret is that in terms of historical research, different battles could be included. Still Good
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Microsoft from French
Visually pleasing wargame. Attack and defense functions wide enough to allow the implementation of strategies, but not too much to remain simple and not be taken head. Very good to unpack in the subway after work. I look forward to new campaigns! Develop a few more campaigns with naval support please!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
I love these Types of Games, easy to learn and after a few Rounds there's also the strategic Touch. What I still lack: Units take over for next Fight and strategic Map. The Predecessor Tank Battle: 1944 also has Class, but does not come up with this Variant. What bothers me a bit is the prices for more cards, currently £0.79
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Well done Strategy game! Those who used to like "Civil War Generals" or "Gettysburg" will feel immediately comfortable with "Civil War." Inviting, liquid Graphics and Operation. Has everything Necessary and no Superfluous. I Would like to see iOS games like this. Of course, the Depth and Detail of "Total War" cannot be achieved on an IPad. A top Game that runs stable and provides entertaining Entertainment.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
What was looking for the iPad. Wonder that there is no more such Strategy games. Very nicely done. Anyone who has Fun playing at such should definitely buy it, even more so for the Price. From my Point of view, however, there is still a lot of Potential upwards, such as Troop upgrades or a Button for train withdrawal (have unfortunately changed me and since you can't save, you can't load An old Game stand either). Unfortunately, the Game is not particularly extensive. More Campaigns can be re-purchased for this, but this makes the Game more expensive again. That's why only 4 Stars.
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