Mad Minute Games

by Brett Schulte on March 21, 2008 · 1 comment

Mad Minute Games produces 3D “tactical simulators”. These games have a VERY active modding community.  Check out the MMG forums for discussion on these mods.  MMG has released two Civil War games, as follows:

Take Command 2nd Manassas

tc2mcover.jpg – The three most important battles of the 2nd Manassas Campaign:
– The Battle of Cedar Mountain: August 9 (3+ Historical Scenarios)
– The Battle of 2nd Manassas: August 28-30 (14+ Historical + “What if?” scenarios)
– The Battle of Chantilly: September 2 (3+ Historical scenarios
– Linked Scenario Tree (carryover): Results of one battle carryover into the next
– 8 Gigantic battlefield maps based on the historical records from the Library of Congress; the most accurate American Civil War battlefield maps available in a PC game.
– 3 Modes of game play: Historical, Open Play, & Custom/User Created battles
– Control thousands of troops and direct them over 3D terrain (including Generals, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Suppply Wagons)
– 63 different types of weapons – all historically modeled based on range, accuracy, reliability, and rate of fire
– 10 new uniforms (including the Iron Brigade & Zouaves, etc)
– Highly acclaimed Tactical & Strategic AI
– New cavalry commands: Scouting, Screening, Guarding, & Raiding
– Open Play mode for endless replay ability

– Adaptive AI: the enemy troops’ next move is completely based on your actions
– Completely Free-Form Camera: view the entire battlefield from any vantage point at any time
– Players are able to create & share their own custom made scenarios
– Unparalleled modding capability
– All 3D directional sounds: hear not only the battle you are taking part in, but also what is happening at other locations and all across the battle field
– Terrain affects combat (defensive bonus, marching speed, fatigue and elevation bonuses, etc)
– Player is actually in the game, playing as a historical commander
– Each officer has 5 traits that affect personality, performance and tactical decision making on the battlefield.

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History Channel Civil War: The Battle of Bull Run Take Command 1861

cover.jpgOn July 21, 1861, 35,000 Union and 22,000 Confederate soldiers took to the battlefields along the banks of Bull Run at Manassas Junction, Virginia. You are now in control of your command… will you flank like Union commander McDowell, or is it an all-out charge to secure the rail station?

Feel the intensity of the first battle of the American Civil War as you deploy your troops at Bull Run. Your strategic skills can mean the difference between life and death, victory or defeat! Immerse yourself in the battle that divided a nation and separated families! Will you change the course of history, or follow the exact plans of the Civil War Generals who shaped our nation and wrote the “who’s who” among strategic battlefield leaders?

Features:

  • Four gigantic battlefield maps accurately depicted from historical records from the Library of Congress
  • 14 different battle scenarios
  • Three modes of game play:
    • Open play
    • Bull run
    • Custom battles
  • Control 1000s of options:
    • Generals
    • Infantry
    • Cavalry
    • Supply Wagons
    • Weapons
  • All weapons are historically modeled based on their range, accuracy, rate of fire, and reliability

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Jeff July 8, 2010 at 3:31 pm

These are the best Civil War PC games available. Wish more could be produced.

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