After just over a year in Steam’s Early Access programme, Oliver Keppelmüller’s ambitious American Civil War grand strategy game/RTS Grand Tactician launches today in version 1.0. The full launch adds a raft of new features and fixes, and prepares the historic strategy game for its planned slate of post-launch content.
As we’ve noted, version 1.0 of Grand Tactician adds two more campaign starts and six new historical real-time battles to fight. There are other upgrades to look forward to as well, however: Keppelmüller’s team has made Grand Tactician easier to understand through a series of new tooltips and a range of tutorial videos, which are accessible within the game client.
There’s also a new ‘field manual’ in Grand Tactician, which you can pull up at any time by clicking a question mark icon located near the compass in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, and it’s packed with information about the campaign screen, tactical battles, and army management. Another nice touch is a scalable UI – there’s an option to turn on ‘historical’ fonts, if you’d like to read dispatches styled to look like officers’ elegant cursive handwriting in the mid-1800s.
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