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Decisive Battles of the American Civil War Volume 1: Bull Run to Chancellorsville
Developer(s) Strategic Studies Group
Platform(s) Commodore 64, Apple II.
Release date(s) 1988
Genre(s) Wargame
Rating(s) Template:Vgratings

Decisive Battles of the American Civil War Volume 1: Bull Run to Chancellorsville is a computer game developed by Strategic Studies Group in 1988 for the Commodore 64 and Apple II.


Bull Run to Chancellorsville is a tactical wargame that offers the player the opportunity to command the first battles of the American Civil War. Six Civil War battles are included in Volume I. Two players may manage either the Confederate or Union army, with play also governed by applying one of three handicap levels to each side, or a single player can request that the computer manage either army.[1]


Bull Run to Chancellorsville is completely menu-driven, broken down into command subsets. The developers also include with the software two Game and Design Menus plus full-color maps of the various battlefields. Also included with each SSG game are Warpaint and Warplan, programs that allow the player to design tactical wargames.[1]


Roger Keating and Ian Trout of Strategic Studies Group developed this game as the first release in their Decisive Battles series.[1]


The game was reviewed in 1988 in Dragon #135 by Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk Lesser in "The Role of Computers" column. The reviewers gave the game 4 out of 5 stars.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lesser, Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk (July 1988). "The Role of Computers". Dragon (135): 82–89. 

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