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    I'm setting up an alternative Civil War history game based on some very simple logistical principles:

    Most northeastern food came from the modern farmbelt and was shipped through one of two canals: the Ohio-Erie canal and the Ohio canal mouth was within artillery range of what was then Virginia so it was shut down in 1861 and never reopened. The Illinois-Michigan canal was noted for its droughts, multiple aqueducts and a parallel railroad for when the canal was out of service. It has been replaced twice since the Civil War because it was that much of a turkey

    Manned kite flight was over a thousand years old at the time of the Civil War. The main character and arch villain, James Arthur Nilsson, takes the kite developments of his dead brother-in-law and runs with them to become a Merchant of Death. Some players join in that game of developing ever more deadly weapons and weapons platforms, Others try to put together a negotiated peace. Nilsson and his fellow merchants of death are in the blame Britain category because it means more weapons sales.

    Members who participate and remember to make sure that the game's name "Go fly a Kite" must be the largest type in the title (USMB can also be required if you wish) are encouraged to publish Critiques, novels and subsidiary works on Amazon or wherever.

    Interested?
     
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    Did the Groups get killed? I can't find any now; there were about 7 or 8 a few weeks ago. Been busy with cutting up downed trees, repairing peoples' houses and the like the last few days and for a few more, so I must have missed something.
     
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    Last I checked groups was up but what I need heavily are logistical specialists. A steam-punk version of Britain's starvation blockade of Germany by the south against the north is extremely possible.

    Under competent leadership the south did have the means and intelligence to take out northern access to the farmbelt without any technological improvement. The Ohio-Erie Canal was closed in 1861 presumably because it was at least theoretically vulnerable to confederate artillery from VA. The Michigan-Illinois canal while not directly vulnerable to coup de main was extremely vulnerable to sabotage at three different points:

    the canal itself

    the St. Clair river

    the Detroit river

    These vulnerabilities were advertised as the march of progress.
     
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