Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States

I am sure it will come as little surprise to the faithful readers of this blog to learn that in my spare time I like to play computer wargames.  The games that I play tend to be historically accurate grand strategic recreations  of  wars of the past.  One of my favorites is Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States by Matrix Games. Gary Grigsby is near legendary among computer war gamers for his game designs of computer wargames going back into the early eighties.  His designs are noted for both their historical accuracy and their complexity and they are not for the faint of heart.  However, for those who take the time to master them, his games can not only give an enjoyable gaming experience, but also insights into conflicts, as one learns such lessons as the impact of supplies on military movements, the impact on a War of an able commander, raising troops, keeping up civilian morale, the effect of taking high losses among veteran units, etc.  To someone who truly enjoys military history as I do, they can be a real intellectual feast. (more…)

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