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Campaign of 1863

Mutant Entertainment Studios is proud to announce our first product Campaign of 1863

The turn-based multiplayer team-versus-team Campaign of '63 provides a strategic simulation of the critical Gettysburg Campaign. You will assume the role and responsibilities of one of ten historic military commanders. For each game turn, you will plan your actions, dispatch your orders and await the results. Will you maneuver your forces to victory or will you suffer an inglorious defeat?
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We need your feedback

Hi everyone, Things are moving right along. We ran into a few small snags with the order of battle. Mainly the game mechanics versus actual troop locations and strengths. So while we make some decisions on that I was hoping to get some feedback from you all for the schedule scripts I am currently designing. I posted a poll at the DevBlog asking how often you would like to play. If there is a scenario that you want to see that I failed to include just post it to the comments. Thanks
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Coding while sick and random thoughts on command structures

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I meant to post an update here last week, but I came down with some kind of bug. So since Im finding it hard to focus on the code I should be writing Ill try and be at least a little productive here. Thats the thing about working for yourself... no sick days. Anyway the Order Of Battle is almost finished. We spent the last few days trying to nail down where exactly to shift a few units that were bunched into groups of more than 4 on a hex (our rules only allow for 4 units to occupy a hex). So a few units had to be moved to adjacent hexes or when possible lumped into its parent unit. While we were doing this we noticed an interesting difference in the command structure between the North and South. Lee had very few units under his direct command, while Hooker (who was replaced by Meade just a few days after the start of our Campaign) had lots of men under his direct command. The obvious assumption is that having less men under his direct command freed Lee up to concentrate on the overall strategy of his offensive, while Hooker and/or Meade were bogged down with the day to day operation of the troops. Im no expert, so this is just conjecture on my part, but I just wonder how much an effect this might have had on the perception of Lee's superior command ability and Hooker's failings?
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Campaign of 1863 - Friends and Allies Closed Beta Testing Announcement:

Mutant Entertainment Studios is proud to announce our second round of closed Beta testing. This round of testing will be limited to family, friends, and allies (those already signed up on the Campaign63 website). The Beta period will run from June 1st to approximately June 8th, 2010. There will be a limited number of games, with a limited number of command positions available. To ensure a spot in this round of testing make sure to sign up by June 3rd. Those that are accepted will receive an email with instructions shortly after the Beta testing period begins.
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Beta Enrollment Period Extended

Just an FYI to let everyone know that we are extending the enrollment period for Beta testing of C63 by 2 more days since the last post was supposed to go up before the holiday weekend and it was slightly delayed.
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2nd round of Beta Testing

Just a quick update on Beta testing in C63. The newest test game filled quickly and is under way. Depending on how this new test game goes we plan on opening 2 to 3 more games sometime soon. Here is a quick run down on the improvements being tested in this new round:

1. Friendly/Enemy unit info. You may now mouse over friendly/enemy units and receive some info about them.
2. Staff report page. You will now receive more detailed info on your leader status. It will include a summary of wins, loses, draws for each combat type; A summary of casualties inflicted and incurred for both the last turn and the campaign; And a list of maps that you currently have intelligence on.
3. Basic Fog of War. Maps will now appear slightly grey-ed out to indicate that you have no info on them.
4. Enhanced Lee/Meade leader view. The Lee/Meade roles now receive intelligence on all subordinate commander units. All Friendly and 'sighted' enemy units appear on maps, unit reports, and combat reports.
5. Mail In fixes. You will now be able to receive unlimited messages. Letter displays now open and close.
6. Various User Interface fixes/enhancements
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New feature list

As we are busy gearing up for Open Beta Testing (check back for an official announcement soon) this post is just a quick run down of the new features and improvements that will be added to Campaign of 1863 in the near future. (In no particular order):

1. Player save system.
2. Entrench markers.
3. "On Holiday" command (transfer control to Leading General).
4. Abandon command (promote units to Leading General. Note this will carry a penalty).
5. Mail System enhancements (reply, send to all, map, fwd action reports, sent mail listing, sent mail read by recipient indicator).
6. Explanation of orders on roll over.
7. Leading General option to surrender (Note this will carry a penalty).
8. Automatic turn due reminder.
9. Automatic missed turn email.
10. Attach/Detach units.
11. Transfer units.
12. No orders issued graphic indicator for units
* Please remember that while we are in Open Beta, all game features are subject to change and or removal.

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Open Beta Testing Announcement:

Beginning Monday October 11th, gamers will be able to experience the tense, strategic, team vs team gameplay that only Campaign of 1863 can deliver.
The Campaign of 1863 features one of the most important campaigns of the U.S. Civil War. With over 150,000 troops and the fate of a nation hanging in the balance, players will assume the role and responsibilities of one of ten historic military commanders. For each game turn, players will plan their actions, dispatch their orders and await the results.

Can you maneuver your forces to victory or will you suffer an inglorious defeat?
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New Games Available Now!

Mutant Entertainment Studios is very happy to announce that we have a new set of Beta Testing games available for The Campaign of 1863. There are two "Full" 5 vs 5 games as well as several of the new "Duel" one on one games. Please feel free to jump into any available game you would like. Registration is free and gives you 1 game "slot". When your free game ends you are more than welcome to jump into another free game. Premium accounts are available to those wishing to play in more than 1 game.

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