Haven Review: Battleplan: American Civil War

BattleplanFirst up is our disclaimer.  We received this game for review purposes only, and as such all views in this article our are own. No monies have been tendered for this review.

Battleplan: American Civil War is a tabletop skirmish simulator, loosely based on the major battles of the War Between the States. In Battleplan, you have a strategic simulation; there is no tactical combat here.

header_1290_battleplan_american_civil_warYou play the role of a Field Marshal who sets up shop just outside the range of battle. You then send orders via messenger to your ground troops, so they may overtake and capture 3 important command centers.

If you capture all 3 centers, you win the battle. If you capture 0, you lose the battle. If you capture exactly 1 or 2, the skirmish ends in a draw, and that’s Battleplan: American Civil War!

osprey-battleplanIs this enough to warrant a purchase? Well, if you are a history buff, or a fan of pure strategy with absolutely no tactics, this is the game for you. The best part of the game for me is that there are 95 Steam achievements, which helps to boost my overall impression.

The only suggestion I would give to the developer is to add a little TLC to any eventual DLC, with the “T”…being Tactics.

-Chris Roberts-

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