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From Sumter to Appomattox

A War Between Families and Friends for the Control of a Countries Destiny

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Interactive Magic, developer and publisher of entertainment software plans to release an exciting new title The American Civil War: From Sumter to Appomattox. The American Civil War will allow players to command both sides of the greatest and most strategic war in American history.

The game covers the entire Civil War and individuals can play at the start of the war or enter in the spring of 1862 or 1863. The game can be won through political or military victory, giving the player ultimate control over the outcome of the war.

The American Civil War includes a vast amount of detail and realism for more than other strategy games on this subject. Making the best use of your leaders is one key to victory. Many Unions generals are slow or incompetent on the battlefield, which can give the Confederacy important opportunities. On the other hand, raising and training a competent army can take time, while throwing untrained troops into battle frequently leads to nothing but slaughter. Supply lines are important too: venture too deep into enemy territory, and your army's strength and fighter effectiveness may soon dwindle. All those combine to produce a game whose "pace of action" is similar to the real war.

In addition, the game contains an incredibly accurate database where 125 historical leaders are rated for inspiration and aggressiveness, as well as combat skills. Players have full control over leadership assignments and troops' movements across a map that spans from Mexico City to Philadelphia and from the Bahamas to Kansas City. The game is turn-based, with each turn symbolizing a week in history.

The American Civil War builds on a previous release by Adanac Command Systems of Vancouver, British Columbia. The Road from Sumter to Appomattox II. The original title was sold by direct mail and was not available in computer retail stores. Interactive Magic is working closely with Adanac to improve the artificial intelligence and modem play features found in the original game. Interactive Magic is also adding a complete musical score, upgrading graphics and porting the game to Windows'95.

FormatCD ROM
System Requirements486 SX-33 min, Windows'95, 8MB RAM, SVGA, Sound Blaster and compatibles
RRP39.99 British Pounds
Release DateMay 1996

"We're very excited about this new strategy title, said Interactive Magic Chairman `Wild' Bill Stealey. "The American Civil War contains incredibly accurate portrayals of civil war leaders as well as enthralling game play. This title will be a must-have for both history buffs and individuals that thrive on truly challenging strategy games".

To find out more visit www.imagicgames.com

This press release was provided by Interactive Magic UK

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