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4264Re: [TalkAntietam] Sid Meier's Antietam/Civil War Collection

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  • Joseph Pierro
    Feb 7, 2008
      As a research tool? No. It will give you the unedited text of the Sept 17 portions of the Carman mss., but nothing else of a primary source nature. (Though as we discussed in an earlier email, the gamers own calculations as to available troops and relative experience may be of some assistance, though I don't believe the data is sourced.) As a game, it's a lot of fun (though Gettysburg is more enjoyable, as the two armies are more evenly matched; unlesss your actually playing against George McClellan, it's impossible to win Antietam if you take the CS side. . . .)

      If you're looking for a simulator to show the tactical action, I'd recommend the Antietam product in TravelBrain's Civil War Explorer series. (I found their Gettysburg, Second Manassas, and Fredericksburg products equally useful if you need to see regiments move in relative time.)

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: eighth_conn_inf <eighth_conn_inf@...>
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2008 10:17:57 AM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Sid Meier's Antietam/Civil War Collection

      I see on Amazon that there are two Meier's Antietams, one from 1997
      which is called "Antietam" and a newer one, "Sid Meier's Civil War
      Collection which also has Gettysburg.

      Has anyone seen these? Will they run on Windows XP--I see on reviews on
      Amazon that there is a patch available to run the Collection on XP but
      I see nothing about the older Antietam.

      Is the newer one with S. Mountain and GBurg better to buy than the old
      one? Does the documentation on the CD have more than just Carman for
      references? In short, will buying the Collection help me with research
      at all?

      Larry F.

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