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Pride of Nations

The Tide Turns is a hex-based wargame set in one of the most decisive and iconic battles of the Civil War. 150 years ago, brave soldiers fought across this idyllic battlefield, and, now, we put you in their shoes.

A Period Piece

game captures the realities of 1860s combat through the granularity of hex based gameplay and an innovative randomized turn system. It is a tense and strategic package from the full, sweeping campaign to individual scenarios.

Plan Your Engagement

Featuring the work of some of the best artists in the business, the game map and interface capture the period while providing the information you need as a commander.

Exciting and fast paced gameplay

will command a myriad of period units including infantry, cavalry, and artillery. Units vary in strength and morale, and, much like Battle of the Bulge, your success will depend on how you maneuver your forces and engage the enemy. Gettysburg: the Tide Turns goes beyond the "you go, I go" turn by randomizing when each division will move. This provides tension, as you must respond tactically as new opportunities present themselves.


  • Play as the Union or Confederates across the entire scope of the battle

  • Tutorials and easy entry for new players

  • Full game rules and information for hardcore players

  • An innovative movement system that randomizes turns for increased tension

  • Beautifully rendered maps & interfaces in period style

  • Extensive historical commentary & content included

  • Play online, face to face, or against AI opponents


Pride of Nations - The Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871

This scenario covers the longest and bloodiest war in Europe during the 19th century, which saw the end of Napoleon III’s Imperial France and the advent of the Second Reich under the aegis of Otto von Bismarck. Prussia and her allies must crush the armies of France, invade the country and capture Paris before the end of 1871, using numbers and excellent leadership. France has quality of troops but abysmal command, and can later rely on Republican spirit to may be turn the tide…nothing is decided from start, it’s all yours to re-live!  

Works only with a version of Pride of Nation - Not a standalone Product

Pride of Nations - The Scramble for Africa Campaign 1880

This medium campaign scenario starts in 1880 with most major powers having a solid industrial base and solved domestic issues (Civil War in the USA, Meiji reforms in Japan) or international recognition (Germany and Italy have succeeded in their unification process). The Berlin Conference of 1878 has opened a large field of expansion for the European Powers in the Dark continent: the Scramble for Africa will begin soon… But conflicts will not be limited only to colonial expansion overseas, as the rampant imperialism of all the Great Powers shall likely trigger a lot of crisis…till the major one, the Great War. Will you be the one to avoid it, or win it when the guns of August have started firing?  

Works only with a version of Pride of Nation - Not a standalone Product

Pride of Nations - The Spanish-American War 1898

  This short and epic scenario covers the 10 months of the ‘Splendid Little War’ fought between USA and Spain from April 1898. This is a fast paced scenario where the American player bears the pressure of having to achieve total victory in the same timeframe as his historical counterpart, mastering naval operations as well as lightning land maneuvers. But beware, his opponent can prove himself a much better show than his historical counterpart.  

Works only with a version of Pride of Nation - Not a standalone Product

Pride of Nations - The American Civil War 1862

This scenario starts in 1862 with theUnionand the Confederacy locked in a titanic struggle for supremacy in a divided nation. It’s a challenge to the finish, where each side has it’s well-known strengths and weaknesses, but where sound strategic planning and operations will decide who shall prevail… Most of the key aspects of the ACW are here, including possible foreign intervention in the conflict.

Works only with a version of Pride of Nation - Not a standalone Product

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