Battle Cry of Freedom, brings brutal real-time first and third person combat set in the 19th Century America, presenting players with the opportunity to re-fight the American Civil War as either the Union or the Confederates. It features a wide range of Troop Types, ranging from the common soldiers to musicians and artillery, all with their own purpose and tasks.

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4 comments by lord_olafson on May 24th, 2014

Welcome back to the Developer Blog for Battle Cry of Freedom!
This time we would like to talk to you a little about our new Music.

As many of you know, we included a number of Classical Music pieces in our previous game Napoleonic Wars. These have been playing and inspiring us in the background for more than 2 years now and we want to continue this tradition in Battle Cry of Freedom. But instead of adding Classical Music pieces, we decided that we would require something more fitting.

As such, we asked the 2nd South Carolina String Band for help. Some of you might already know them for the wonderful music! They create brilliant, period tunes on historically accurate instruments. Just like the soldiers used to do back in the 1860s!

The 2nd South Carolina String Band was formed in August of 1989 by five riflemen of Co.I, 2nd SC Volunteer Infantry, a unit of Civil War reenactors that was very active during the five years of events celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Civil War – and for many years to follow. After the battles, drills and inspections, the boys who had instruments played and sang around the campfire while members of the unit would often join in and sing along. This was the beginning of the 2nd South Carolina String Band.

Over the years they have worked with several filmmakers and documentarians, contributing period music to soundtracks for Ken Burns documentaries “Mark Twain”, the Emmy nominated “JAZZ”, and most recently, “The Roosevelts.” In 2002, the band was selected by director Ron Maxwell to provide background instrumental music for the soundtrack as well as to give a rousing on-screen performance in the Warner Brothers film, “Gods & Generals”.

Our game will include a number of wonderful tracks from this band. Here is a sample of two of their songs we will include in the game; Enjoy!

We feel that having high quality background music adds a lot to the finished game.

If you are wondering when the early Alpha will be available, it’s getting closer and closer now. Whilst you enjoy some melodies we’re working hard on getting it out to you guys.

Please consider reading more about the 2nd SC here.
Additionally, if you like their music, support them by buying their music here.

Thanks again for your patience and support!
Flying Squirrel Entertainment

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cheyman99 Jan 14 2014, 9:05pm says:

are yall going to make this game singleplayer too.

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lord_olafson Jan 15 2014, 10:27am replied:

Most likely not.

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macca1138 Sep 22 2013, 11:54pm says:

If the game is not free, will it be on steam?

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|Rapid| Aug 28 2013, 5:37pm says:

Hello, I've just found out about this, looks great..I'll have to do some research, so this will be a online game and free, right?
Anyways, good luck to the team, best of luck lads!

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DiplexHeated Aug 30 2013, 10:33am replied:

It will be online, but it wont be free. Head over to

If you want the game, its 20 euros.

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ForK Aug 1 2013, 10:38pm says:

Good to see the civil war concept back ahaha after many many many years

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muratozcan94 Jul 18 2013, 5:44am says:

Will there be any ai support? Will we be able to play line battles against ai with epic cannon bombardments and with standard bearers and drummers?

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lord_olafson Aug 1 2013, 8:10pm replied:

We are not planning to support AI.

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