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pjwheeling -> Richmond Confederate Newspaper (8/21/2011 6:24:49 PM)

Almost exactly one year ago I spoke of a project that I would be undertaking to play through Forge of Freedom as the Confederacy, using exclusively Quick Combat, while making adjustments to the Confederate infrastructure and manpower, to see if I could defeat the Union and gain total independence for the Confederate States of America. What I have done is create a fictional what-if, that begins with the Compromise of 1850. What I explore is what if the Compromise had included an extension of the 36 30'parallel to nearly the Pacific Ocean, and South Carolina Senator John C. Calhoun's call for a lighter tariff upon the Southern states had finally been realized. Also, what if the Southern people had finally began to listen to James Dunwoody Brownson DeBow, and began to industrialize the South? The results of the war may have been very different. I know that the South could not prevail in FOF using exclusively Quick Combat unless modifications were made to the economy. So, in essence, I have done that, by creating an ahistorical story that will lead up to the scenario "The Coming Fury - July 1861". I have been working on this project off and on for one complete year. I have tried to write a plausible story and I hope it is entertaining. Perhaps some of it is even plausible. The war is far from complete as I write this post today, so the outcome is not pre-determined. I may just lose. I'm probably a better writer than player of the game, although my writing skills are fair at best. I will try to post a newspaper a day for awhile to get caught up. I am playing at the level of "First Sergeant" so neither side gets any bonuses beyond the already mentioned tweaks to the Confederate infrastructure and manpower. All in all the Confederacy will be strengthened on average about 15%, not at all excessive, and still way below the Northern economy and infrastructure, and still just over a third of the manpower. Hope you enjoy.

Patrick




pjwheeling -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (8/21/2011 6:31:01 PM)

Here is the First Edition of the Richmond Confederate newspaper. it is a Special Edition highlighting the results of the Compromise of 1850.

Patrick

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balto -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (8/22/2011 3:31:41 AM)

PJ, I just decided to start studying FoF for about 2 weeks now. Is that the consensus that CSA cannot win using Quick Combat?

Considering PBEM is Quick Combat, are you saying the CSA cannot win in PBEM?

If that is correct, that is very depressing in that I like PBEM, and thus I have wasted lots of time preparing for a PBEM on this with me as the North.

Thank you for any information you have on this. I am greatly interested in what you and others have to say about this.




terje439 -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (8/22/2011 1:55:30 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: balto
Considering PBEM is Quick Combat, are you saying the CSA cannot win in PBEM?


CSA can indeed win in a pbem game (both done so myself as well as lost as the Northern Agressors). In my oppinion the greatest setback for the CSA is to play with Randomized stats on their generals as you are wery unlikely to get another Lee or Jackson.

Terje




pjwheeling -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (8/22/2011 3:36:17 PM)

No, I am not refering to PBEM. I am reffering to playing against the computer with the difficulty setting "First Sergeant". Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think in this circumstance the South would lose. I do not doubt that in PBEM a superior player could win with the South.

Patrick




pjwheeling -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (8/22/2011 11:24:28 PM)

Initial results from the lower tariff.

Patrick

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pjwheeling -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (8/24/2011 1:25:12 AM)

Lower trade tariff effecting northeastern cities.

Patrick

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pjwheeling -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (8/24/2011 10:58:42 PM)

The Southern Commercial Convention.

Patrick

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pjwheeling -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (8/26/2011 1:28:28 AM)

Struggles in the new Southern Territories.

Patrick

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pjwheeling -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (8/27/2011 1:38:01 AM)

Tredegar Iron Works. Ruins of the Ironworks remain to this day in Richmond. It has a museum as well.

Patrick

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pjwheeling -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (8/28/2011 12:56:32 AM)

Southern Construction Begins.

Patrick

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Gil R. -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (8/28/2011 4:38:12 AM)

Cool! Always great to see another AAR go up. And nice to see the fancy approach.




pjwheeling -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (8/28/2011 4:36:35 PM)

Expansion of Southern Territories.

Patrick

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pjwheeling -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (8/28/2011 11:36:52 PM)

Federal Protection for Territories.

Patrick

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pjwheeling -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (8/29/2011 11:41:49 PM)

The President catering to his own party.
Aren't you glad those days are past? [;)]

Patrick

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pjwheeling -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (9/1/2011 12:58:05 AM)

Gold found in new Mexico. There really was/is gold there.[sm=happy0005.gif]

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pjwheeling -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (9/3/2011 3:40:39 AM)

A foundry for Montgomery, Alabama.

Patrick

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Capt. Harlock -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (9/3/2011 4:40:19 AM)

A very interesting alternate history, although the residents of California would have had serious issues with not being allowed statehood immediately. (I'm also very curious as to the details of your alternate Fugitive Slave Act--would there still have been an Underground Railroad?)

And shouldn't there have been a book review of Uncle Tom's Cabin?




pjwheeling -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (9/5/2011 1:49:17 AM)

Two more states added to the union.
I would think that with a stronger Fugitive Slave Law there would be an even greater need of the Underground Railroad. Yes, California had to wait about 3 years longer, but to gain Kansas as a free state without any "Bleeding Kansas" would surely have been a blessing for free-soilers. Also, the promise that the rest of the Unorganized Territories would be organized as free soil would surely have made it worth the compromise I think (except maybe to Californians, especially those from Los Angeles [;)])

Patrick

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pjwheeling -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (9/5/2011 3:39:52 PM)

Discovery in Arizona. You may notice the New Mexico flag from the last issue is a little different. [sm=innocent0009.gif]

Patrick

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bugwar -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (9/6/2011 8:43:49 PM)

Nice writing, I look forward to seeing more.

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pjwheeling -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (9/7/2011 12:29:26 AM)

An Iron Works in Selma, Alabama.

Patrick

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bugwar -> Serendipity (9/7/2011 3:01:30 AM)

Now if someone could just stumble onto the copper sites in NE Alabama
you could be halfway to developing cartridges for your soon to be invented
repeating rifles. [:'(]

Just a thought.




Capt. Harlock -> RE: Serendipity (9/7/2011 8:34:52 PM)

quote:

Now if someone could just stumble onto the copper sites in NE Alabama
you could be halfway to developing cartridges for your soon to be invented
repeating rifles.

Just a thought.


That is indeed an excellent thought. From what I've read, the Confederacy experienced serious shortages of copper as soon as the blockade became effective. (Nearly every still in the South was confiscated for copper.) Captured Henry rifles and Spencer carbines were not useful, because brass could not be made in sufficient quantity for reloads. By early 1865, it became very difficult to make percussion caps, and the war effort might have collapsed even without Appomattox.




pjwheeling -> RE: Serendipity (9/8/2011 1:52:28 AM)

Shipyard in Mobile, Alabama... I'm not doing anything really out of the ordinary. I really believe that if the South had just listened to DeBow and invested in industrialization, and if they would have joined Calhoun in insisting on a lower trade tariff, the South would have grown both economically and in population. With more industry I believe there would have been a migration of many Northern businessmen into the South. Like I said in my first post, the overall increase of industry and manpower will be about 15% by the time the game begins. I hope the story so far is interesting. I am trying to make it as detailed as possible.

Patrick

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pjwheeling -> RE: Serendipity (9/9/2011 1:16:04 AM)

Kansas and Arizona secure statehood.

Patrick

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pjwheeling -> RE: Serendipity (9/10/2011 1:30:30 AM)

The Republican Party.

Patrick

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pjwheeling -> RE: Serendipity (9/14/2011 2:25:23 AM)

John Brown surfaces.

Patrick

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terje439 -> RE: Serendipity (9/14/2011 7:12:13 AM)

[&o]




pjwheeling -> RE: Richmond Confederate Newspaper (9/15/2011 3:45:02 AM)

The developing Republican Party.

Patrick

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