Introducing Philippe Thibaut, AGEOD - the Strategy Design Specialists

Category: Historical Strategy

Developed by: Ageod

Published by: Ascaron Entertainment (UK)

Distributed by: Ascaron Entertainment (UK)


Release date: 15th September 2007


PEGI: 3+

Platform: PC CD-ROM

AGEOD’s American Civil War is a historical operational strategy game with a simultaneous turn-based engine (WEGO system). Players are placed at the head of the Union or Confederate armies during the American Civil War (1861-1865).

Game developer Philippe Thibaut, a recognized designer in the Grand Strategy field, has always had a passion for all epochs of history, dominating his reading for the last 35 years. Having played toy soldiers with his brother since he was seven years old, he discovered board games with Avalon Hill’s on a trip to England when he was 14.

Philippe trained in business, receiving an MBA degree in 1986 from a French business school. For 12 years he has travelled the world as an Export Manager for various French companies, and has visited over 70 different countries, becoming particularly enamoured with Canada where he lived and worked during 1984 and 1985.

A favourite pastime is to attend a wargaming club and play all kind of board games, although mammoth strategic games are his favourite. Spending hours and hours in planes, airports and hotels gave him ample time to read history books, take notes about games and devise his own.

Philippe’s impressive grand strategy portfolio is listed below:

Board Game Designs

    <*>1992: Europa Universalis (Azure Wish Editions) <*>1995: La Grande Guerre 1914-1918 (Azure Wish Editions) <*>1998: Great Invasions (unpublished)

Computer Game designs

    <*>1997-2000: Europa Universalis PC (under contract for Target Games AB, now Paradox) <*>2000-2004: Pax Romana (DreamCatcher– incomplete due to dev. co. going bankrupt) <*>2005: Great Invasions (Nobilis) <*>2006: Birth of America (AGEOD) <*>2007: American Civil War (AGEOD)

About Ascaron Entertainment

From Day One in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European“boutique” developers and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.

Ascaron maintains development studios in Berlin, Gutersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.

Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks and Blitzkrieg seriesof games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and TrackMania United.


AGEOD is an established independent French publishing company, founded in 2005 by a few French games industry veterans (including Philippe THIBAUT, designer of historical strategy award-winning games Europa Universalis™, Pax Romana™ , Great Invasions™, Birth of America™ and American Civil War™), based in Meylan, France (in the French Alps). Voted Developer of the Year by players on the Wargamer website in 2006 for our Birth of America game. Several new projects are under preparation for the coming months, and we expect most to be as successful as our last two titles, Birth of America™ and American Civil War™. AGEOD also offers an outlet for small independent studios and producers that are less fortunate in the marketing of their own games. AGEOD's first emphasis is placed on historical strategy games with original and innovative features. For more information, visit the AGEOD website at

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