Room 104
Starting a New, "HPS" PBEM Campaign Game
~ Introduction ~

      The following pictures and text are applicable to all of the HPS Campaign Civil War titles, although HPS Campaign Peninsula (HPSCP) and HPS Campaign Shiloh (HPSCS) are used as examples. The basic steps are all the same whether your are starting a training game with your instructor, a battle game with an opponent or a maneuver game with someone from your own side. In the ACWGC you, a Union officer, may also fight a battle with an opponent from the other side, but fight it as the Rebel commander! The HPS games may be started as single scenarios or full-length campaigns. This is the campaign lesson.
      Given the wealth of add-on graphical packages which may be downloaded into your game files, the screen captures used within this lesson may not exactly match the screens on your own computer.

~ The Preliminary Window ~

      A HPS campaign may be initiated by opening the cp_start.exe file found in your selected game's main folder location, or by a convenient, shortcut that you have previously located on your desktop. Once opened you will be presented with the "Campaign Front End" selection window. Of the two choices offered, select "Start New Campaign."


      Dependent upon the HPS Game pack you have selected, you will then be presented with one of two different windows: the "Save As" or the "Campaign Open Dialog" window.

      HPS Vicksburg, Peninsula, Gettysburg, Franklin and Corinth make use of the former as displayed below. Click HERE to continue the instruction if you have picked one of these campaigns.

      HPS Shiloh, Ozark, Chickamauga, Chancellorsville, Atlanta and Antietam make use of the latter as displayed below. Click HERE to continue the instruction if you have picked one of these campaigns.