Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) – Tips to Make CSA Army

How to Make Good CSA Army

Tips and Tricks

This plays nothing like total war. Throw all that knowledge out the window. Watch the game manual videos on youtube. There are a lot of subtle mechanics that have a huge impact on the performance of your army. If you enjoy games of this style I encourage you to continue playing and learning as this game is very rewarding and enjoyable once you understand the mechanics.

A few tips:

  • You will lose battles. Don’t be afraid to retreat. Take your time.
  • Use your skirmishers to harass and delay.
  • Well positioned artillery and timed artillery bombardments will win battles.
  • The ai is not as smart as a human but it is capable of surprising maneuvers.
  • Cavalry is best used as scouts on the flanks and harassment.
  • Don’t try to treat them like the Napoleonic times and charge them in as it will more times than not end badly.

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