Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States Patch to Version 1.020

by Brett Schulte on August 8, 2008 · 0 comments

Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States has been patched to version 1.020. Get the latest patch either here at the Macon Armory GGWBTS fan site Latest Patch page or directly from the Matrix Games web site. In addition to quite a few changes, the patch contains three rules changes as well:

  1. Damaged units may not be sent to border states.
  2. Scouting Levels and Rules have been improved.
  3. Smaller cavalry raids are now less destructive.

The official press release reads as follows:

Another update is released for the turn-based American Civil War grand strategy hit!

Matrix Games and 2 by 3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are proud to release an update for their popular American Civil War grand strategy game, Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States. The update includes over a dozen fixes, and three rule changes: one to prevent damaged units being sent to border states, an improvement in scouting rules and levels, and a change to make smaller cavalry raids less destructive.  We recommend that all players upgrade to v1.020.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “The legendary 2 by 3 Games team has done it again with War Between the States. This new grand strategy game is already being hailed as a must-have classic.  It brings fantastic innovation and addicting gameplay to one of the most important events in American history.”

Taking gamers back to the start of the American Civil War, Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States allows players to experience the trials and tribulations of the role of commander-in-chief for either side.  Historically accurate, detailed and finely balanced for realistic gameplay, War Between the States is also easy to play and does not take months to finish.

Promote and cultivate talented young colonels or brigadiers to build Corps and Army commanders that will help you fight and manage the war effort from battles to training of recruits with the utmost efficiency and success.  An innovative multi-faceted rank promotion system allows leaders to gain in abilities and power based on their successes, while also simulating the historical progression of leaders during the war.  Each decision you make must be weighed carefully, as promoting and demoting leaders, entering neutral states, raising troops and many other actions cost you the political capital that will determine your ability to achieve victory.

Get the update here.

Hat tip to Eddy Sterckx for scooping the information.

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