Set during the American civil war, War of Rights aims to bring players into the midst of several famous battles. Gameplay focused on realism will enable players to fully engross themselves into the ferocious combat of the era. Featuring several regiments, players will quickly learn the benefits of fighting together. An organized and tactically clever chain of command will be needed in order to succeed. Players will be able to enlist as different ranks spanning from Private to General of the army, each with its own distinct role and play style. Utilizing CryENGINE 3's sheer amount of power, getting as many players online as possible and thereby ensuring massive battles will be one of the priorities throughout the development.
After failed skirmishes in the morning, the 2nd Corps, including the Irish Brigade, was called upon to assault a position near the Confederate center known as the Sunken Road. At 9 AM, General Richardson's division, with the Irish Brigade in the lead, moved toward the Sunken Road.
As the Irish Brigade advanced up the crest toward the Sunken Road, it took heavy fire from the Confederates.
When Meagher asked for volunteers to run forward to take down a small fence, Corporal Samuel Wright of the 29th Massachusetts (on the right of the screenshot) sprang forward with several others.
Cpl. Wright was later awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery at Antietam. He would, over the course of successive battles, be wounded five times and reported dead twice. Despite his travails, he survived the war.
The Irish Brigade, though advancing in good order under heavy fire and delivering effective fire in return, however did not reach the Sunken Road.