Relive iconic battles of the American Civil War. Take command of both the Union and Confederate forces in this exciting turn-based strategy game from the developers behind the international top-selling Tank Battle: 1944 and Ancient Battle: Rome.

New features for version 2.0 include iCloud save support, combat analysis, strategic movement, map zoom and combat improvements.

Key Features:

● 8 Mission 'First Strike' Campaign.
● 5 Mission 'To Arms!' Campaign.
● 6 Mission 'Stalemate' Campaign.
● 8 Mission 'Hoorah!' Campaign.
● Includes battles based on historic events.
● Play the missions as either Union or Confederate.
● 8 Unique Civil War Units:
- Infantry with Muskets.
- Infantry with Rifled Muskets.
- Artillery.
- Generals.
- Wagons.
- Naval Gunboats.
- Dismounted and Mounted Cavalry.
● Changeable unit formations and tactics.
● Generals can attach to units to increase morale.
● More capable Veteran units and unreliable raw units.
● 3 difficulty settings.

● Detailed Combat Analysis. 

● Flank Attacks

● Map Zoom

● Strategic Movement. 

● Game Center Achievements and Leaderboards.

● iCloud Saves (also compatible with the OSX version of the game). 

● Universal App (Works on iPhone & iPad)!
● High Definition graphics (including retina for the new iPad).
● 5 Pass & Play two player scenarios.
● Hours of Gameplay!

Purchasable Extra Content:

● 8 Mission 'Rebel Yell' Campaign + 5 bonus multiplayer missions.
● 8 Mission 'Victory Road' Campaign + 5 bonus multiplayer missions.
● 8 Mission 'Last Stand' Campaign.
● 8 Mission 'Grand Command' Campaign.
● 8 Mission 'Leviathan' Campaign.
● 8 Mission 'Arsenal' Campaign.

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What's New

Version 3.2.2

Fix: The ability to select enemy units while playing for unit information purposes.

Ratings and Reviews

AI is very poor

Dolly Wave

Very easy to defeat and in some scenarios does not even attack

An Excellent Game


I'm very impressed with Civil War 1863. The game captures the key elements of the period including melee and ranged combat, terrain effects, unit types, troop quality, formations, line of sight and even generals/leadership in a very simple to understand and straight forward way. But that's not to say it's a simple game, there's plenty of depth in terms of strategy.

I can't fault the UI, it's intuitive and easy to pickup with a tutorial that covers all the basics.

My only complaint is the lack on Online Multiplayer. There is Pass and Play mode but that is limited if you don't have someone to play against in the same room. The game is screaming out for an Online mode and the turn based nature would support Async play perfectly.

Hunted Cow Studios have created a real gem here and if they provide Online play, they secure the 5th star from me as well as a loyal follower.

As a side note I haven't experienced a single crash whilst playing on my 1st Gen iPad so I can only imagine that the crash issue reported previously is isolated to that one reviewer.

I also don't understand how another reviewer can criticise the Developer for using "underhanded tactics". It states very clearly under the game details above exactly how many missions you get when you buy the game and that additional campaigns may be purchased.

It's Hexcellent!


If you enjoy turn based strategy games, this will give you hours of enjoyment. It is challenging enough (even on normal difficulty) that each victory feels hard-won and well-deserved. The element of chance (i.e., hidden die rolls) is balanced well with the need for careful planning, so battles remain exciting.

There are a few minor problems. The relative strengths of the different unit types and formations are not explained clearly enough, and some aspects of unit-movement seem counter-intuitive. For example, why must all movement come to an end upon entering rough terrain, even if it is directly adjacent to your unit's starting point? A greater amount of explanation and transparency would have solved these problems. On the whole, however, there are no issues serious enough to hinder the flow of the game.

There have been a number of comments made regarding the game's length, and the need to purchase additional missions. I think this says more about how mobile gamers have been spoilt by a wealth of incredibly cheap content than the value of the game.

A fine game, and easy to recommend.


Hunted Cow Studios Ltd.
186.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
© 2014 Hunted Cow Studios Ltd.
In-App Purchases
  1. Rebel Yell Campaign £1.99
  2. Victory Road Campaign £1.99
  3. Last Stand Campaign £1.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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