Recent content by The Gunslinger

  1. WI UK declares that any slaves is free ifthey reaches British held territories at start of war of 1812

    Nothing changes. The British actively freed slaves all throughout the Chesapeake campaign as it was.
  2. Wrapped in Flames: The Great American War and Beyond

    I won't lie, I don't envy Lincoln right now. He's getting squeezed from both ends while trying to keep the economy from imploding.
  3. Scenarios where killing the commander/command staff early in a battle would be beneficial

    Have Macdonough die in the opening salvo at the battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812 instead of Downie dying in the first fifteen minutes probably changes the tide of battle. Likewise, have Isaac Brock survive at Queenston Heights and Winfield Scott die and the entire war changes.
  4. Wrapped in Flames: The Great American War and Beyond

    Sotheby got lazy and has nobody to blame but himself. Great battle for American morale, and one that probably gets brought up into the modern era, but pretty small terms as far as strategic goals are concerned.
  5. Wrapped in Flames: The Great American War and Beyond

    How is America going to back any independence movements when she can't project power beyond her own borders? Her fleet is smashed, her economy in tatters and a third of the country is seceding. In the future she might, but that's decades away. It might not win the war, but it makes it that...
  6. Wrapped in Flames: The Great American War and Beyond

    Britain doesn't have to bleed America, they just have to exercise some soft power in Europe and get Confederate recognition, or get the ball rolling and do it themselves. That's the ultimate trump card and why peace is dangerous, if Britain isn't wholly satisfied they'll just increasingly back...
  7. Wrapped in Flames: The Great American War and Beyond

    That's not going to be enough. Britain is going to make demands in Maine and Minnesota for sure, and maybe even the Red River basin and northern New York on top of Washington State. When America inevitably refuses Britain is going to feel slighted.
  8. Wrapped in Flames: The Great American War and Beyond

    That's the problem, the British will be wanting territory. Nothing major, but territory nonetheless. Britain's way past the point of letting bygones be bygones. I think I it's going to anger Britain when everything stalls and ends up driving her into the arms of the the idea of formal...
  9. Wrapped in Flames: The Great American War and Beyond

    I think this is going to backfire for Lincoln, whatever peace he's offering won't be enough to pull the British out of the war and any concessions the British demand will be too much for the country to stomach. So he won't be able to dial the war back enough to actually put the screws to the...
  10. Wrapped in Flames: The Great American War and Beyond

    Thomas leaves and the whole of Kentucky unravels, that was a brutal battle.
  11. John Bell Hood's Charge - A Chickamauga Civil War AU

    The Union has has taken a few big punches, but we'll have to see if the Confederate might over-extend themselves. The west being as in flux as it is they might just prevail in spite of themselves.
  12. Lions and Tigers as Invasive species

    I actually did a case study about cheetahs on the western Canadian prairie and concluded it was ecologically sound but is probably prohibitively expensive and could easily be undone with poaching. Honestly it's probably easier to do with a 20th century PoD trying to save the species from...
  13. WI: The Nordic countries the least-developed countries of Europe

    Even in the early 20th century Scandinavia was quite poor. You probably don't even need a 19th century PoD. Just avoid the Great War because that's when the major shift happened.
  14. WI Japan invade Siberia in 1930s instead of China

    I'm pretty sure @BobTheBarbarian has gone over this in length.
  15. What would Japan have done if they had another source of steel, rubber and oil to draw from prior to world war two?

    A USA that invades Mexico for selling oil to Japan is going to face massive domestic and international backlash. The isolationist movement was still very strong and now they've got the added bonus of the government fighting a supremely pointless war on their side.