My first vote would be for a U.S. civil war version of Strategic Command. It has a completely different map from the European theatre and features that are unique to North America, such as a major role for river forts and river boats. The campaign has very different intensity and time-scale depending on the theatre - from a grinding war of attrition in the East, to a war of movement in the West, to a free-wheeling range war in the trans-Mississipi, plus small amphibious invasions around the coast by the U.S. player. Leadership plays a major factor in combat and helps give the South a fighting chance until the North finds better generals. Maintaining the integrity of the railroad grid, or disrupting it, is a critical strategy for both sides. Plus there are great political variables to add to the mix e.g. the election of 1864 in the North, or a possible shift in allegiance in some of the border states. Years ago Victory Games put out a strategic level Civil War board game that demonstrates the potential for this scenario.
Yes yes yes!! So many great economical, technological, political, and military decisions and events to be had!!
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