Pixel Soldiers: Bull Run

152 reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this game

Pixel Soldiers: Bull Run is a tactical turn based strategy game where you will command either the Union or Confederate armies during the first year of the American Civil War in 1861.

You will storm the mountain passes of West Virginia, make amphibious assaults along the Potomac River and fight pitched battles across a 19th century North America. Easy to play and difficult to master, Pixel Soldiers is a game for wargamers and casual gamers alike.

This game is set almost 50 years in the future from the previous Pixel Soldiers game (Pixel Soldiers: Waterloo).

Pixel Soldiers: Bull Run includes Union and Confederate campaigns, with historical scenarios leading up to the Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run) in the east, and Wilson's Creek in the west...


*Rich Mountain

*Mathias Point

*Blackburn's Ford

*Matthews Hill

*Henry Hill

*Wilson's Creek

*A bunch of other maps to play in sandbox mode

*Command your armies with ease.

*Difficult to master in-depth strategy.

*Play against an intelligent AI opponent or another player on the same device.

*Morale system: Units that take casualties may go into disorder or break and run depending on their morale.

*Many different types of units and weapons, complete with individual uniforms.

*Command gunboats and troop ships along the Potomac River.

Use the terrain to your advantage: Keep vulnerable units behind ridges or hide them in the trees. Protect vital mountain passes and river crossings.

Use your artillery for long range fire support or risk placing them near the enemy to use murderous canister shot. Pixel Soldiers Bull Run now has rifled and smoothbore cannon.

Place your cavalry on the flanks or keep them in reserve for a devastating counter attack.

Use your various Infantry units well. Skirmishers are good at delaying and disrupting enemy attacks or guarding the flanks. Use riflemen to give accurate fire support, whereas those armed with smoothbore muskets are best suited for close range gritty fighting.

Will you push your troops forward and seize the initiative? Or will you set up a defensive line, await reinforcements and let the enemy come to you?

These and many more questions you will need to ask yourself. There are many ways to win the game.

Tap to select a unit. Tap again to move or attack!

Long press on a unit or tap a unit's description to see more information

Pinch zoom in and out of the battle to get a better view.

Long press anywhere to check line of sight.

These are the basic controls to get you started. There is also a tutorial that can be accessed at any time.

I want this game to be as good and as fun as it possibly can be so if you have any questions or ideas let me know! Email me at jollypixelgames@gmail.com
Updated on
Aug 27, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

123 reviews
Antoni Szadkowski
October 25, 2022
Just legendary i love the gameplay and units the battles are epic my only complaints are 1. It would be great if the campaign got more battles 2. also more units like the Irish brigade.etc Otherwise this is one of the best games on my phone if not the best gladly will buy all the collection No fancy grafix just pure focus on the players experience The game is seriously underappreciated Rock on lone game programming legend
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A Google user
December 24, 2019
This was the last one to have out of the whole range and I'm not disappointed great games and fun. For what they cost I've not been left disappointed. Once again please can you do other historical lines ie: English cival war-American Indian wars- or the crown jewel lazer squad 🙏
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Jolly Pixel
December 24, 2019
Thank you so much. More histories will indeed be looked at!
November 5, 2021
Made the workday go way more quickly. Great game! Pixel Soldiers is the greatest series of phone games on the app store. Please make the next game! At this point, I'd buy anything you make😊
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What's new

Change Log
*New - Multiselect units in battle
*Fixed - Can now change unit names again
*Fixed - Game incorrectly stating the player had breached enemy walls when it was actually enemy counter fire that breached the player's walls
*Fixed - Rare crashes and freezes
*Improved - Adaptive icons
*Improved - Brought over changes and improvements made to other Pixel Soldiers games
*Improved - UI improvements; sound improvements and fixes; new sounds
*Improved - Other changes and optimizations