A Tactical Wargame that allows you to command thousands of soldiers as a Union or Confederate General during the Battle of Gettysburg. The strategy game features unique hand drawn map, complex morale, innovative controls and smart AI.
Ultimate general: Gettysburg is a critically acclaimed indie wargame with one of the highest user ratings for strategy games on Steam and Metacritic.
The campaign is split into 10 historical missions from the first engagements to the famous “Pickett’s charge”. Missions present different levels of complexity that will give you hours of gameplay.
**Unique Controls & Unit Self-Awareness
The game plays in real time, but you can pause at any time to plan your strategy and give orders to units. Drag simple movement arrows to command large forces as if you are drawing them on the tactical map. Units do not need micromanagement, able to act on their own: re-aligning, switching targets, withdrawing and forming battle lines without player input.
The AI commanders are able to evaluate and gain tactical superiority in real time, reacting to your actions; fighting aggressively or defensively replicating actions of a competent human player. The game will provide the significant challenge on higher difficulty levels.
**Detailed Map of Gettysburg
We used satellite images and historical maps, recreating important locations, houses, ridges and hills that are depicted as accurately as possible within the game’s unique art style. If you are an American Civil War enthusiast, you will be happy to notice the amount of precision and information that the map provides. Not only will you be able to better understand the historical layout of the map, but also you will be able to use of each location and landmark in battle, thanks to the simulation of cover, concealment, terrain and high ground in the game.
**Advanced Line of Sight
Elevation and obstructions will affect unit visibility realistically. Units will use concealment and cover to survive artillery barrages, stage ambushes and more, but beware – the AI will attempt to do the same.
In Ultimate General: Gettysburg, you will realize that army units are not “machines” that blindly follow orders, but need to conserve strength and courage for decisive battle actions. Every basic tactical element that is expected from a strategy game is important for winning battles. Unite morale is affected by multiple factors including flank or rear attacks, casualties, volley shocks, artillery fire and fatigue.
**Historically Accurate Forces and Leaders
Ultimate General: Gettysburg includes the full order of battle for the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Command famous brigades like the Iron Brigade, Louisiana Tigers, 1st Vermont, Bucktail Brigade, Gibraltar Brigade, Excelsior Brigade and many more.
**Differences with the PC version
The game was redesigned from the ground up to provide good usability and playability on tablets. If you have played the game on the PC, the major change is in the campaign flow and in the user interface. The tactical combat and its features were tuned only slightly. You will be able to experience the same depth and challenge on iPad.
Retina display ready
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
- Improve of night mission
- Support of the latest iOS version
Ratings and Reviews
The game is awesome. We get very few games like this due to todays sensitive society. When the developers are true to history, then they can make a game thats worth playing. Too many companies look away from what the fan wants and what the society so called “needs”. Hence why Ultimate General is a great game. Though I have had great fun at gazing through the battlefield and leading my troops into battle.
1:The first issue with the Brigades breaking so easily. Whenever im in combat with the enemy, I put my men and defenses in place in preparation for the attack. Ive noticed that whenever the men hold on too long, they falter. I dont know if its a in game problem but it has caused me to lose battles whenever a singular brigade of infantry, sometimes with over a 1000 men, decide to break. It’s frustrating having to change your entire plan whenever a large unit randomly breaks.
2:Another issue that I have is why cant the generals cavalry charge the enemy. Im used to to total war and being able to use the General to do calvary charges.
Besides the issues I've listed, the game is a definite purchase and a keeper.
It's good at first
Compared to other mobile strategy games this one is great. However a couple of missions in You see some very glaring issues. Most notably there is zero replay ability. You play the Union then Confederate campaign and your about done. Not much to play with. In the PC version you get a lot of replay ability, for example losing a battle means you can choose a scenario where you might make a holdout point. This however is very linear, absolutely no replay ability. Even if your able to get a unit down too a fifth of its original strength it's back with full strength. I suppose this can be chalked up due to limiting software on Apple. Then you have the difficulty levels, the ai is all the same, the Confederates are extremely aggressive, always charging. Union usually tries to shoot you to death. It's the complete opposite of the PC game where you can choose how the ai fights, i.e. Agressive, chaotic, cautious, etc. If you have played a level you can know exactly what the ai will do, they basically have pre set orders, at least towards the beginning of the battle. I wish I could get my money back. Hope there are more updates but game seems pretty dead. If you have a pc buy the PC version...
IT could use some work
This game is amazing, but I think they could add something more l. It lacks the addictive side of most game, it's like yea I finished the first level and you forget about it until the next month. This happened to me. Also it needs some different battles that where important to the war, like the battle of Appomattox. I love the civil war so when I looked up a game the other month I was like wow this looks cool so I got. It is not bad for 3.99 it could use some ideas the community has and put them in the game. Some parts of the battle is fun and your like sweet I'm winning then it just turns the wrong way. I think they should help you out a little bit more on the first battle instead of the 1 min tutorial and it says good luck. The first game should teach you strategy and other stupid that would make you win and be better at the game. Over all I like this game and I'm a civil war geek and I would buy it again. I think anyone can be good at it civil war geek or not it is an amazing game.
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- Gamelabs LLC
- 293.5 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © Gamelabs LLC
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