Installation Instructions

  • If you don't already, head over to Matrix Games and purchase Scourge of War - Gettysburg
    Alternatively, purchase the entire collection with all the Map Packs
  • Download, unzip to your Scourge of War: Gettysburg Mods directory: 'Scourge of War - Gettysburg\Mods\'.
    (By default, this is probably in 'C:\Matrix Games\Scourge of War - Gettysburg', but you may have customized the install location.)
    Note: for the most stable Windows 10 experience, do NOT use any of the mods that are "Optional." It is believed that either NGCMSounds or NGCMFlags is likely the cause of a crash to desktop with Windows 10.
  • Required
  • Required--Pick One
  • Required Maps (Note: All are quite large). Please download and install as time allows or Download them all as one group (only enable the map mods above, or this all maps, not both)
  • Optional (and perhaps game breaking)
  • Make sure that the NGCMToolbarRestrictedID and the NGCMFogOfWarLite are the last two mods in the list
  • To fix the SOW MP Lobby (so it'll connect), copy this hosts file into 'C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc' (it reassigns a DNS name to a new IP address)
  • Launch Scourge of War - Gettysburg and go to 'Modifications' and enable the desired mods (you must enable at least the required mods to play in NGCM games though).
  • Head over to the NGCM Discord server to see when games are going on or get help

Division Setup

  • Go to the Preferences page to setup your preferences. It's a good recommendation that new players should set theirs to a regiment limit of 5 regiments and 4 guns. Experienced players may later set their limits to what they feel comfortable commanding.
    My personal recommendation is for experienced players to use a limit of 8-10 regiments and 6-10 guns.
  • Next go to the My Divisions page to setup your division.
  • Some notes on setting up your division:
    • First you need to create your Confederate and Union divisions. Type a name for your commander and then hit the button to create each one.
      Later on if you want to change their names, go to the Preferences page to change their names.
    • Regiments or Artillery guns highlighted in yellow are unassigned. This means they are in your division but will not be brought to the battle. They will still receive replacements when running turns.
    • Press the New CS Inf Commander or New US Inf Commander buttons to recruit a new brigade commander for the division. (You may have a max of 4 brigade commanders per division)
    • Press the New CS Regiment or New US Regiment buttons to recruit a new regiment for the division. (You may have a max of 16 regiments per division)
    • To assign a regiment, select the brigade commander's name in the drop down menu next to the regiment you want to assign. Press the Assign button. The regiment should now appear below the newly assigned commander. You can move regiments around as much as you want. Move them to "unassigned" if you don't want them to come to battle right now.
    • Repeat this process for artillery guns and assign them to battery commanders. As with regiments, unassigned guns will not come to the battle.
    • If you don't want a regiment, artillery gun, or commander in your division anymore, click the Dismiss button in their row. (Note: there is no undo, so be careful)
    • When your regiments have been to battle and need new replacements, hit the Get CS Replacements or Get US Replacements buttons. This will get some random amount of replacements for that respective division. You'll get a log of what regiments received replacements (and perhaps lost experience) at the top of page after hitting this button. You can press the button at most "1 + the number of battles that division has been in today" times each day