Sure, why the hell not! The Real Time Strategy scene is full of hardcore realistic war simulators that let armchair generals command hyper-realistic recreations of actual military units and replay famous battles with historical authenticity. But what if I want to have troops fight the battle of Gettysburg while wearing steam-powered exosuits and carrying around handheld gatling guns? Well now anyone with a measly ten bucks can fight the Civil War with the addition of blimps, tanks, and a bunch of other wierd stuff in Gettysburg: Armored Warfare.
Why does this game exist? "Shut up and buy it" is why.
Created by the one-man development team of Radioactive Software, Gettysburg: Armored Warfare is a mixture of strategy and shooting that lets players fight as either the Union of Confederacy in 64 person battles online. There are fourteen units including land air and sea. While there are only four maps included, there is a map editor for making and sharing your own battlefields.
“Gettysburg: Armored Warfare is the result of one man's passion and dedication and brings us back to the essence of what game development is all about," says Gordon Van Dyke, producer at Paradox Interactive. "If you love games and the possibilities they represent, this is one game you should definitely check it out."
Gettysburg: Armored Warfare is available now for PC at ten dollars via several digital distributors. You can see some of it in action in the video below: