Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

“Confirmed Kill: Union Zeppelin”

Posted in Media, Memory by Andy Hall on April 5, 2012


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  1. Robert Baker said, on April 5, 2012 at 8:55 am


  2. Jeff Bell said, on April 5, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    This got me to thinking, are there any first-person shooter Civil War video games out there?

    • Andy Hall said, on April 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      Simpson mentioned Civil War: A Nation Divided, which seems only marginally more historical. The subject doesn’t really lend itself well to that game format. CW soldiers didn’t generally run across the landscape like ninjas, using scoped repeating rifles to tote up headshots.

      There is a CW mod for Napoleon: Total War, but it’s not a FPS. I am familiar with the game system, but not this particular mod. The underlying game system is solid, but the “vanilla” games as they come commercially are usually pretty awful n terms of historical research. Modifications (or “mods”) like these are built be teams of players and greatly enhance the historicity of the game, but they’re tricky to install and use sometimes.

      UPDATE: The mod shown above, “North & South,” appears not yet to be released. There is another, “Blue & Grey,” by the same team; this one seems to be a refinement of that earlier version.

      • nothingsmonstered said, on April 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

        You could probably make a stealth/sniper game out of the work of sharpshooters. Start the game off in the trenches of Petersburg, then have a set of stealth missions leading up the the final big boss — sneaking into Richmond to assassinate Jefferson Davis. Hmmm … I think that could be a pretty good game.

        • Andy Hall said, on April 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm

          Then the Flaggers would have to stage a protest at GameStop in the mall, next to the Orange Julius and Cinnabon.

    • Michael Lynch said, on April 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      They did one to tie in with Gods and Generals, and apparently it was even worse than the movie.


      • Andy Hall said, on April 5, 2012 at 5:28 pm

        That’s unpossible!

        (There actually are some good things about G&G, among them the scene of 1st Manassas, that captures newbie clusterfnck of the whole thing pretty well.)

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