Title: Robert E. Lee: Civil War General
Overall Rating: A

Source: www.sierra.com (no longer supported by sierra)
Playing Time: A typical battle can take hours to complete. The Confederate campaign option features a series of 8 battles which should take the novice player many hours to complete.
Software Release Date: 1996
Cost: $14.95 at www.smartkidssoftware.com/cdsra32.htm
Operating System: Windows 3.1 or better

Number of Players: One and two player options
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: None, however an internet patch for internet competition is availablie at http://www.gamesdomain.com/patches/r/1699.html
Subject Area: American History/Social Studies
Objectives: The main objective of single battle play is to move troops onto hexagonal areas on a large scale map in an attempt to defeat the opposing army. Single battle play allows for players to fight as either the Union or Confederate forces.
Brief Description: This is a strategic turn-based game that chooses military based decision making over flashy graphics. Simplistic to play, this game allows for a multitude of scenerios to be played on the fields of the American Civil War. After choosing single battle or campaign play, the player can move units, attack, dig in, or retreat during their turn (with each turn representing 30 minutes of actual game time) Terrain, weaponry, ammunition, and morale effect the tactical success of the fighting. Using 8 real battles and actual lieutenants, colonels, and generals, the Robert E. Lee game is a combination of educational tool and addictive gaming software. This game also includes generic Civil War re-enactment photos and film, Civil War era music, and art work by renowned Mort Kunstler in an attempt to convey realististic battles.
Entry Capabilities Required: Keyboard skills.

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points: Very fun game, Robert E. Lee: Civil War General really sells itself. Buy this game!
Weak Points: Weak graphics, sound and film can get old fast.
Reviewer: Jon Cota
Position: Graduate student and middle level educator.
Date Reviewed: 1/14/04
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh G4 450, 512mb ram.