Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) is a grand strategy game that’s just had its first anniversary of entering Early Access on Steam. To celebrate the occasion, developer Oliver Keppelmüller has announced that the massively ambitious game will be leaving Early Access next month, with its 1.0 update set for September 24.
Version 1.0 will add two more campaign start scenarios to the three already in the Early Access build, as well as six more historical stand-alone battles. The full list includes the Battle of First Manassas, Wilson’s Creek, Pea Ridge, Glorieta Pass, Shiloh, Perryville, Second Manassas, Antietam, Chacellorsville, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Olustee, Wilderness, New Market, Bentonville, and Appomattox.
In the grand campaign, you’ll most likely be fighting ahistorical battles, and Grand Tactician 1.0 will have more than double the number of maps for these to play out on. Keppelmüller says the full game will also have more than 1,500 historical commanders in its roster of officers to place in command of your formations and armies, and it also reflects a host of performance and stability improvements, gameplay balancing changes, better battle and campaign AI, and a period-themed user interface that’s scalable for big screens (and tired eyeballs).