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Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) update for 27 April 2021

Patch 0.8819, uploaded April 27, 2021

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Patchnotes via Steam Community

Patch 0.8819, uploaded April 27, 2021.
Hotfix 0.8820, uploaded April 28, 2021.
Hotfix 0.8821, uploaded April 29, 2021.

Please use separate threads in the forum <Bug Reports> if you experience any issues:


  • no rail movement on enemy territory
  • added hint about low morale groups (reinforcements) in battle panel
  • fixed: recruiting panel: sorting states by volunteers and drafts not working
  • units with low strength are now disbanded after a battle
  • added blinking symbol to inform player about available but not used research slots
  • fixed: influence on state support coming from appointment of political commanders is counted every reload
  • AI now takes state support into account when recruiting
  • restricted “state to raise” for USCT/CSCT to main states
  • units now may not move pre-war, garrisons may not be reinforced or transfered pre-war
  • no trade of military goods between Union and CSA, also pre-war
  • units get new name if commander is changed (CSA)
  • added text search function for filters in military panel, eg. for commander names
  • fixed: too slow construction progress for small buildings, eg. telegraph stations
  • fixed: tooltips for colors, unread dispatches
  • fixed: regulars are also resetted when researching conscription act, newly raised units now get longer contracts
  • removed military installations from economic report “company foundations”
  • added additional battlefields
  • fixed: AI has more than 3 grand strategies activated when reloading
  • fixed: loading info shows old policy descriptions
  • fixed: units or garrisons across rivers do not block town occupation anymore
  • horse artillery is now smaller
  • fixed: rearguard actions not happening while a (multi-day) manual played battle is still raging after returning to campaign
  • renewed readiness logics: now only units with high readiness may enter enemy territory, readiness is recovering and consumed depending on factors like commander attributes, weather etc.
  • refixed: enemy fleets blocking town occupation
  • fixed: lower pre-war unit sizes lead to negative sick numbers and unusual high brigade strength
  • fixed: reloading resets number of sick soldiers
  • AI now assaults in sieges if strength is appropriate
  • fixed fleet renaming input caret
  • fixed: when switching from fleet to army panel the old commander stays selected
  • when replacing a commander the filter are now automatically adjusted to army/navy
  • sea, river, rail movement buttons deactivated by default
  • fixed: message for bond issuances also launched when enemy faction issues bonds
  • fixed: wrong weapon type for 2 brigades in 1864 scenario
  • fixed: unit icons may be displaced at the end of moving
  • commander attributes are now correctly shown in commander management, taking into account lack of experience
  • fixed: switching from a full readiness unit to low readiness unit while construction menu is open allows construction for low readiness unit too (Hotfix 0.8820)
  • fixed: fleets recover readiness too slowly (Hotfix 0.8821)


  • fixed: AI movement is sometimes stuck on an objective although already taken
  • groups with low reinforcement times now appear immediately/faster on the battlefield
  • reworked AI deployment and AI entrenchments, note: overlapping deployment zones still in work
  • all subordinates of groups that arrive during night are placed immediately on the battlefield
  • potentially fixed: deleting sprites in battles may sometimes lead to exceptions and lags
  • fixed: Church0_0 disappearing when coming close with camera
  • adding higher speed for horse artillery
  • fixed: parapets receive wrong level when reloaded
  • construction in game phase of parapets that were planned in deployment phase not possible any more
  • added option to clear message log for battles
  • fixed: changing group formation does not change formations of single brigades if order delay is on
  • fixed: campaign influences (state support, national morale) are taken from campaign scenario start, not the latest values
  • units may surrender now if routed and national morale & average army morale is low
  • fixed wrong activated objectives in historical battles
  • neutral objectives are removed in campaign battles to prevent sudden switches of defensive to offensive battles
  • trenches and barricades are now hidden in FOW
  • routed units EOD are withdrawing from battlefield at night
  • reinforcements now entering in double line formation
  • fixed: redeployment close to borders may shift units out of the map
  • fixed: clouds not visible
  • refixed: FOW visible for a second at game start
  • added historical battles: Appomattox, Glorieta Pass
  • units falling back now do not stop to engage enemies until their fallback destination is reached
  • fixed: reloading campaign battles reduces commander attributes (Hotfix 0.8820)


  • fixed: date inaccuracy leads to delayed changing of flags
  • debug logs can now be deactivated in build
  • added buttons to dispatches: “Mark all as read”, “Delete all read dispatches”
  • fixed: first dispatch symbol remains on screen although deleted
  • fixed: message log button remains active if LMB on empty dispatch paper
  • added larger cursor for high resolutions
  • added GT mouse cursor for main menu
  • added additional commander pictures
Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) Public Depot 654893
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