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Posted on Apr 22, 2015 in Electronic Games, Front Page Features

Civil War: Bull Run 1861 Game – FREE DOWNLOAD CODES

Civil War: Bull Run 1861 Game – FREE DOWNLOAD CODES

By Armchair General


The bugle has sounded. The drums are beating out the quickstep. It’s time to j’ine up as Billy Yank or Johnny Reb and play the iOS game Civil War: Bull Run 1861—and HexWar is offering 10 free download codes for’s readers.

The HexWar website says, “This game covers the Battle of Bull Run in full, featuring the whole battle as a single mission, focus missions recreating significant points in the fighting such as Henry House Hill, and missions covering the smaller engagements in the run up to the battle.”

The six scenarios include the full battle of First Bull Run, Blackburns Ford, Buck Hills, Henry House Hill, Big Bethel and Bloody Hill. Units offer eight different types of artillery, five types of cavalry (mounted & dismounted), and three types of infantry, plus four categories of unit quality and four categories of generals. Other features include Low Ammo, map zoom, strategic movement for getting units into action faster, and flank attacks.

To be eligible for one of the 10 free download codes just leave a comment below telling us your favorite game, book or movie about the American Civil War. Only one entry per person. Contest closes at midnight on Sunday, April 26, 2015. We’ll randomly select 10 winners the next day.

Sign up now for your chance to see the elephant!


  1. Bring the Jubilee – Ward Moore
    Killer Angels – Shaara

  2. Ultimate General- Gettysburg

  3. Forge of freedom video game. Hard to learn but a good game.

  4. Favorite Game – HPS Gettysburg
    Favorite Book – Killer Angels
    Favorite Movie – Gettysburg

    Most Anticipated Game – Brother Against Brother

  5. Favorite Book: Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg

  6. Favorite Movie – Gettysburg

  7. Favorite Book: Battle Cry of Freedom

  8. favorit american civile war movie: gods and generals

  9. Favorite Movie – Glory
    Favorite Game – Victoria 2: A House Divided

  10. Favorite movie…..Gettysburg, with Glory not too far behind…

  11. Favorite Book – Civil War by Shelby Foote.
    Favorite Game – Brother Against Brother.

  12. Forge of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865 – Western Civilization Software

  13. Movie: Glory
    Videogame: Victoria 2

  14. Bruce Caton’s This Hallowed Ground

  15. Battle Cry of Freedom, Gettysburg, Ultimate General: Gettysburg.

  16. Best Movie – Gettysburg / Best book – The Critter Company / Best Game – Blue Powder, Grey Smoke. / Best Soundtrack – Gettysburg. It is amazing!

  17. Gettysburg movie by far.

    I know this isn’t a option but for song I would like to mention Iced Earth’s trio of songs about Gettysburg, clocking in over 30 minutes long! From their album “Glorious Burden” The Devil to Pay – Hold at All Costs – High Water Mark. It is heavy metal so it may not be everyone’s cup of tea!

  18. Film.The Red Badge of Courage.
    Game.Battle Cry.
    Book.The Bloody Crucible of Courage.

  19. Ageod Civil War 2 / HPS 7 days Battle
    Grant Memoirs

  20. Movie: Gettysburg
    Game: Sid Meier’s Gettysburg
    Book: Sharpe’s serie obviously 😉

  21. My favorite is the film documentary, “Ken Burns’ The Civil War”.

  22. Movie: Gods and Generals
    Game: Ageod’s Civil War 2

  23. Favorite Movie – Gettysburg

  24. Book: all the Shaara books
    Movie: Gettysburg
    Game: Battle Cry

  25. My favorite book about the American Civil War is “Company H” about a young soldier’s war experiences from Tennessee.
    My favorite movie about the war is “Glory”, brilliant but tragic story about the 54th Mass.
    Finally my favorite game is American Civil War II from Ageod. Throughly refined and constantly updated to cover the massive struggle between the States.

  26. Gods and Generals – fav movie.

  27. Fav movie – Glory
    Fav game – Scourge of War : Gettysburg
    Fav book – Stephen W Sears, Landscape Turned Red – The Battle of Antietam



  29. Favourite books: Gods and Generals, Killer Angels and Last Full Measure by father and son Shaara.

    Favourite Game: GMT’s Glory II

    Favourite Movie: Glory

  30. Favorite game – For The People

  31. The Gettyburg Campaign by Edwin Coddington.

  32. Favourite ACW game: Terrible Swift Sword

  33. Game: Victory Point Games Lost Cause

  34. Favorite Movie: Glory
    Favorite Book: Stealing the General by Russell Bonds
    Favorite Game: Johnny Reb (miniatures)

  35. Sid Meier’s Gettysburg! (1997)

  36. Scourge Of War Gettysburg

  37. Favorite Civil War Movie: Gettysburg

    Gettysburg is, for the most part, historically accurate (the film makes use of reenactors and is based on historical accounts). Jeff Daniels and Tom Berenger also make this film a masterpiece.

    Favorite Civil War Books: Shelby Foote’s The Civil War: A Narrative

    Recommended reading for all Civil War buffs. It’s difficult to find another book that covers the whole conflict in this much detail. The Killer Angels and any book by Jeff Shaara are also recommended.

    Favorite Civil War Game: Sid Meier’s Gettysburg and Scourge of War: Gettysburg

    Although there are several worthwhile American Civil War games, these two win for their innovation, design, and detail.

  38. Glory is the best movie about the Civil War because it shows just how important it was for the North to win no matter the cost.

  39. Favorite Civil War Book: Memoirs of Gen W T Sherman written by “Himself”
    Best movie: Red Badge of Courage

  40. Movie: Ken Burn’s Civil War
    Book: Shelby Foote’s three volumes are something I get something from every single time I go back in.
    Game: Battle of Antietam by SSI…it was the game I played on my ship during a long cruise and it made my visit to the park all the better since I already “knew” the ground.

  41. Book: Great Gambles of the Civil War
    Game:Civil War Generals 2 (we so need a version that can work on modern windows operating system easily)

  42. The book would be Brent Nosworthy’s “The Bloody Crucible Of Courage”.

  43. Game: John Tiller’s Civil war Battlegrounds
    Book: Shelby Foote’s three volume work
    Movie: Gettysburg