Take Command: Second Manassas
- Incredible realism, content based on material from Library of Congress. Details like ballistics, flags and more are also historically accurate.
- 48 Scenarios during 3 battles, 2nd Manassas is one of them. There are several ”what if” scenarios.
- 5 Gigantic battlefield maps, the most accurate American Civil War battlefield maps available in a PC game.
- Several modes of play available, you can customize, play completely historical etc.
- 1000’s of troops like Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery etc.
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Top Customer Reviews
Game play in Take Command is enjoyable and tactically challenging, and in many ways it is more of Civil War command simulator than a game. Take Command is one of the few 19th century tactical games to actually try to simulate and differentiate between different levels of command. In some scenarios, you are a simple brigade commander and in other scenarios you command the whole army. Even more impressive, you can give orders to your subordinate units and they will generally try to carry them out to the best of their ability (though good luck trying to get an aggressive general like John B. Hood to defend), while at the same time you will receive orders from above.Read more ›
Simply put, this game is the best on the subject ever made for the computer, and it rivals, in some respects, the wonderful 'Regimental Sub-Series' paper wargames (the latter are loaded with historical insight, but also require quite a bit of bookkeeping, and are a major time committment).
One really nice addition to this release from the first game (the unmarketed, and largely unknown 1st Manassas, from the same design team), is thhe linked scenarios -- if the player does well enough in the first scenario of a chain, he 'unlocks' the next in line, and plays it as the follow-up, etc. It forces the player to be a litte more conservative with his soldier's 'lives', as he will need them down the line.
Highly recommended to anyone interested in the subject, or to anyone who enjoys a great wargame. The only reason I rate this a '4' for fun is because it lacks multiplayer -- MadMinute is not some large software house, just a couple of guys doing this in their spare time, so they were not able to get it in. Too bad, as this would be a blast playing online with a friend -- the wonderful, large maps, and the fog of war would make for plenty of sneaky surprises. Oh well, maybe in the next game, if this one is a success.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really love this game or shall i say simulator for armchair generals.The graphics are not the best but the game is really cool. Read morePublished 8 months ago by JASON
Definitely an improvement in some ways from the first Manassas game but not as much so as I had hoped.Published 14 months ago by Dale Alan Anders
Great game. Delivered fast and has been enjoyed by everyone in the house. Highly recommend for the history enthusiast that likes strategy gamesPublished 23 months ago by heather wheeler
This is not a shoot-em-up action game. It's all about strategy and tactics, and in that regard this game delivers. The realism is quite good. Read morePublished on September 19, 2013 by bobbievee
Not bad, it's a change from playing my side meier's gettysburg game, has some nice graphics, I could not get hooked on it, but I enjoyed it a few times.Published on May 14, 2013 by R. Spencer
Take Command 2nd Manassas is an awful game. A total waste of money. The game glitches alot and sometimes just stops playing completely. Read morePublished on April 10, 2013 by Bobby Fowler