CIVIL WAR II: UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER Helpful tips for playing Civil War II: Unconditional Surrender. CHARACTER * Your character has five attributes: strength, intelligence, honor, charisma, and wisdom. Only Honor is permanent, and should therefore be set quite high when creating a new character. * Strength is gained by achieving good times in the obstacle course. Beware, a poor time will result in a loss of strength. * Intelligence is increased by achieving good scores on the Civil War quiz in the classroom. Like strength, a poor score will result in a loss of intelligence points. * Charisma is increased by spending time in camp (click on the tents). * Wisdom is only obtained through success in battle. * When you play Climb the Ranks keep in mind that promotions are only given when all character attributes meet a minimum requirement (per level). CLIMB THE RANKS Moving Around To find the school house, Camp (tents), and the obstacle course from the starting point please follow the following instructions: School house * Move 2 mouse clicks forward * Move 1 mouse click to the right * Move 1 mouse click forward * Move 1 mouse click to the left * Move 1 mouse click forward Camp (tents) * Move 1 mouse clicks forward * Move 1 mouse click to the right * Move 1 mouse click forward Obstacle Course * Move 2 mouse clicks forward * Move 1 mouse click to the left * Move 1 mouse click forward Completing the Elements in the Obstacle Course CLIMB WALL * Jump just as you appear to touch the sign beside the wall then press the up arrow. Don't forget to keep running afterwards. TARGETS * Keep the mouse arrow on the Load button at all times. To save time try to load your gun while aiming at the next bottle. LOG PILE * Start running, jump as you pass the second tree, this will get you to where you want to be faster. You will land under the tree nearest the log pile, continue to run. Notice the two leaves hanging just below the rest. Jump when your head is between those two leaves. Remember to keep running afterwards. ROPE BRIDGE * An even pace is the key here. You will not make up time by trying to go faster. CRAWLER * Start this obstacle by pressing the down arrow (duck your head). DUMMIES * If your time is more than 1:30 when you arrive at the dummies press the EXIT COURSE button and try again. This will allow you to avoid losing strength points. Taking the Quiz in the Classroom The questions will be based on the side of your allegiance. Answers to the quiz questions can be found in the books at the back of the classroom. POOR MAN'S WAR QUICK TIPS Keep your gun loaded at all times. Be careful not to "double load" it. ATTACK TRAIN (south) * Move around the field to face the train (as if it were coming at you). Move towards the water tower. The shoes are located on the boxcar across from the water tower. Be careful, there are two Northern troops in the boxcar, defending the shoes. DEFEND RIVER (south) * When you step outside the fortified house you will be met by two Northern soldiers. Be sure your gun is loaded, and aimed in the general direction of one of the enemy soldiers. Circle the house completely. When you arrive back at your starting point move further away and circle the area again. It is very important to move from the inside out, circling the area completely as you do so (see diagram). To successfully defend the river you must clear the innermost area of all enemy soldiers before moving further from the house. ATTACK RIVER (north) * Go to the right one step and turn left. Be sure you gun is loaded and advance forward on the Confederate soldier (because you won't be able to hit him from there). Turn left and advance forward two steps. Shoot the soldiers guarding the door to the house. Go to the house and rescue the prisoner. ATTACK HILL (north and south) * Be wary of the two soldiers in the bunker. Shoot one, back away and reload, then shoot the other. There are seven enemy soldiers. Keep your gun loaded at all times. DEFEND TRAIN (north) * Circle the boxcar completely. When you arrive back at your starting point step out from the train and circle that area completely. It is very important to move from the inside out, circling each area completely as you do so (see diagram). To successfully defend the river you must clear the innermost area of all enemy soldiers before moving further out. OFFICER'S RIDE HORSES QUICK TIPS: * When your cavalry is killed you lose. Keep your cavalry away from the front lines, watch out for artillery. * The key to victory is artillery, use them strategically. * Weak troops a very hard to see. Use the ZOOM button to get a closer look. * When firing, turn your troops in the general direction you wish to fire and then move them into the exact position. * Don't be afraid to retreat, regroup and try again. WOODS (north) * Protect your cavalry by hiding them in the woods (they can still be shot at, make sure you keep them moving). * Use the beginning of the battle to your advantage. * Quickly move your artillery into a position where they can fire upon many southern troops. As the southern troops disperse and advance, back your artillery up and hide them in the woods. Again, keep them moving because they can be fired upon. * Use your infantry to take out their artillery and to slow the advance of the southern troops. * As the battle progresses, move your artillery and cavalry through the woods and over the bridge. Aim the artillery at the bridge to take out oncoming southern troops. CORN FIELDS (north) * Immediately move your cavalry and artillery down to the lower right corner to avoid damage. * Move a few infantry units up to take out the southern artillery. The remaining infantry should be used to protect the cavalry and artillery. By holding the Southern troops back your artillery is able to fire away. * Don't be afraid to give ground, the purpose of the infantry is to slow the southern advance, not stop it! WOODS (south) * Use your artillery to shoot across the river at the northern troops hiding in the woods. * Take out as many of these units as you can, before the north advances. At that point use your infantry to take out their artillery. * Keep you cavalry in the woods on the bottom right side of the screen and if possible keep your artillery there as well (because you only have the one). * Use your infantry to lure the Northern units close to the river, then hit them with your artillery. CORN FIELDS (south) * Artillery is very slow, don't let it get into trouble. * Use your infantry to take out the northern artillery. * Keep your artillery on the outskirts of the battle, but constantly hitting northern troops. * Don't forget to protect your cavalry. RICH MAN'S WAR * Neutral states can be persuaded to take your side: Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia and Missouri. * Capital cities supply food, ammo and men. Sacking a capital city will result in a massive loss in army moral (on the losing side).