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The Second American Civil War
Now, onto the business of the day. I have a real soft spot for alternate history, as my 1919 project may have shown (and the mini WW2 War for Wales campaign Ed and myself did) - and as a fan of North American history when I saw this project I thought it was just my cup of tea (or should that be cup of joe..?)
Taking their inspiration from VBCW, Black Army Productions are creating miniatures and a background sourcebook for recreating games of the Second American Civil War of 1933.
And here is a description of the setting from their site:
1933: A Nation Divided tells the story of the Second Civil War in America as it might have been and provides a sourcebook for wargamers. This book is meant to be the American companion to 1938: A Very British Civil War, published by Solway Crafts and Miniatures.
A Nation Divided assumes that, on February 15, 1933, President-Elect Franklin Roosevelt was shot during an impromptu speech by a self-described "anti-capitalist" zealot who was believed to be a Comintern agent. President Herbert Hoover then ordered the arrest of all individuals linked to "radical political groups" such as the Communist Party of the United States and the American Socialist Party.
Tensions rose, protesters began setting fires in New York and Washington, D.C., and a group of right-leaning veterans organized by the American Legion began an "anti-Bonus March." At this protest, national hero Charles Lindbergh gave a rousing speech denouncing anti-American organizations both inside and outside the country. Ultimately, a powerful new executive agency was created - the Office of General Affairs - with Lindbergh as its General Secretary. His office authorized the Bureau of Investigation to conduct what was later called the "Hoover Raid" - an armed attack on CPUSA headquarters in New York. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. military was mobilized, and other skirmishes occurred.
Vice President-Elect John Nance Garner resigned in protest, taking 103 members of the House and 10 Senators with him. They met in Philadelphia, forming an "Opposition Government," based upon Constitutional principles. They and their followers became known as "Constitutionalists." With two United States governments vying for legitimacy, the Second American Civil War had begun.
But, unlike the First American Civil War, this war had more than two sides. The Nationalists and the Constitutionalists were major forces, but the American Silver Legion ("Silvershirts"), Communist "flying columns," independent militias, leagues of farmers, and others all rose to defend their causes and their homes.
Their Kickstarter is here, do do support them, this is a great looking project with some superb "rewards" and beautiful minis in the works. All in all, looking forward to getting my hands on the source book!
|Left to Right: Minuteman of "Constitutionalist" Sons of Liberty, Militia woman (based upon a modified SCW poster), and lastly a Militiaman based upon historical photos of the suppression of the Bonus Marchers|
|The beast that is the MkVIII "Liberty" Tank - beautiful, and useful for my 1919 project too|
|Some fan art of mine for alt. history project - 1933: A Nation Divided|
|Version 2 of my poster, with more subtle paper textures|
Keep your eyes peeled on the Palladian Guard blog for a battle report of our first Edethor campaign game, it was only a 500pt patrol but my word it was a belter, and a great motivator the keep up the painting pace. On that note, I shall be posting some more stuff on my Spears of Mawdryn DIY Chapter soon.
And on an aesthetic note, the new template doesn't seem to like transparent PNGs in the header. Does anyone happen to know the HTML and/or CSS code I need to make the "DYHAF Kitchener" header transparent again? Or do you think it should stay white?