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A few words about the PC game
Ultimate General: Gettysburg was fully released on 16th October 2014 after 5 months in Steam Early Access. It is a tactical battle simulator which gives you the option to fight the battle of Gettysburg as General of the Union or Confederate army. You can battle against 9 distinctive AI Generals. Each one of them will provide a unique level of challenge, with distinct tactics and combat aggressiveness. The AI diversity is very similar to fighting vs different human opponents.
The battle of Gettysburg is branched into multiple speculative and historical scenarios. All these scenarios consist the dynamic non-linear battle campaign that can last up to 4 days and can progress much differently, according to your performance, the random events and the skill of the AI general.
Every major tactical factor is incorporated into gameplay, including morale, cover, condition of soldiers, hill advantages and flanking penalties. Very important tactical role also plays the line of sight, another special feature of the game. For example, you must carefully deploy your artillery in elevated positions to maximise its efficiency and you need to secure heights and important passages to successfully scout the enemy movements.
The single player gameplay experience is enhanced by the historical aspects of Ultimate General: Gettysburg. With respect to this important battle of American Civil War history, the map of Gettysburg is accurately and beautifully designed. All the important officers and all the units with their historical strength are included in the order of battle.
Except from the dynamic battle campaign, you can play in skirmish mode 90+ custom battle scenarios either with full unit strength and specific army deployment or completely randomised. The Multiplayer mode allows 1vs1 battles and contains 14 specially designed multiplayer maps.
For more information about Ultimate General: Gettysburg features please read: The designer's note
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The special iPad version
Ultimate General: Gettysburg for tablets was redesigned from the ground up to provide good usability and playability on handheld devices. It is first released on iOS and it is planned to follow up on Android systems. The core gameplay factors are the same with those used in the PC version and the special arrow movement commands can be executed even better with finger gestures. The user interface is enhanced and more adequate for handheld devices.
Multiplayer for iPad version is not available but the Single Player Mode will satisfy enough your tactical needs. The dynamic campaign is replaced by 10 special missions for each side. The tactical combat and its features were tuned slightly compared to the PC version in order to experience an alternative level of strategic depth and challenge on iPad. For this reason, the nine AI characters are not used. Instead there is a more simplified AI panel which is consisted by the typical Easy, Normal, Hard modes.