Battleground 2: Gettysburg

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Battleground 2: Gettysburg
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Developer(s) TalonSoft
Publisher(s) TalonSoft
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA December 31, 1995
Genre(s) Turn-based strategy
Mode(s) Single player, Head to Head Modem play
Distribution CD-ROM (1)

Battleground 2: Gettysburg is a turn-based strategy computer game developed by TalonSoft in 1995. It simulated combat at the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, using both a video version of miniature wargaming and board gaming. Terrain hex maps are 3D or 2D with various scales and sizes.

The basic platform for the Battleground series involves individual infantry and cavalry regiments, artillery batteries, and commanders. All are rated for strength, firepower, weaponry, morale, and movement. As a unit takes fire, it may become fatigued, disordered, or routed to the rear. Players compete against the computer's artificial intelligence or against another player via modem. Players may try a variety of 25 individual scenarios, or refight the entire Battle of Gettysburg. A Fog of War option enhances playing against the computer, as it hides units that are not in direct view of the enemy.

The game features video clips of battle reenactments, as well as Civil War music by folk singer Bobby Horton.

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