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In a testament to the battlefield realism, historical accuracy
and quality user experience of the game, the United States
Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
has chosen Scourge of War: Gettysburg for inclusion in its
suite of classroom training simulations. The Army is using the
game as part of its professional education program for developing
the next generation of senior Army leaders.
Scourge of War: Gettysburg is being used in two different Fort
Leavenworth classes. The first class trains Simulation
Operations Officers and will use computer driven simulations such
as Scourge of War: Gettysburg in combination with classic map,
rulebook and dice war games the Army traditionally uses.
The second Mission Command class trains students in how to
exercise command and control on the battlefield. This class
will use Scourge of War: Gettysburg to simulate key action on the
first day of the three day Gettysburg battle, including a
multi-user Rapid Decision and Synchronization Process.
They will use a scenario that puts the student in the command
position of Union General John Buford or
Confederate General Henry Heth, thus imposing the unforgiving
real time pressure of battlefield command.
The US Army Command and General Staff College educates and
develops leaders for full spectrum joint, interagency and
multinational operations; acts as lead agent for the Army’s
leader development program; and advances the art and science
of the profession of arms in support of Army operational
ABOUT THE SCOURGE OF WAR SERIES FROM NORB SOFTWARE
The acclaimed Scourge of War series is published by Norb
Software Development, an independent game
company made up of leading game developers who are also Civil
War historical experts. The Battle
Pack, Scourge of War: Antietam, will be released at the end of
From its 2006 beginnings with the acclaimed Take Command series
to today’s state of the art Scourge of
War, NSD brings the 19th century combat engine to life for Civil
War enthusiasts, historians and gamers
looking to experience strategic and tactical battlefield
challenges in vivid, accurate detail.
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