Thursday, October 24, 2013

Lots of updates

As the post says. Lots of updates, On the 1933: "A nation divided" Kick starter.
The first few refure to the 1917 Six Ton tank, and the MkVIII "Liberty" Tank. With Pics, stats and history's of these two old school monsters. Also with pic's of the casted up versions that are provided for in the kickstarter.

the Next few post pertain to new buying options for grabbing separate units and tank fallowed by 3 post explaining the history of 3 "Historical" units that fought in the second American Civil War. Such as the "The Crispus Attucks Auxiliary", "The Thaddeus Kosciuszko Volunteer Cavalry Squadron," and last but not least. The Oliver Cromwell Brigade.

There is also a post stating a goal to the effect that they will be taking submissions for co-authors of stores and back ground.
And in closing, a time line of the start of the conflict and the Ohio River campaign.

FEBRUARY, 1933 to MARCH, 1935

With An Emphasis upon the Ohio River Valley Campaign

(July 20th, 1934-January, 1st, 1935)


February 15th: Attempted assassination of President-Elect Franklin Roosevelt.

February 18th-25th: The Washington, D.C. and New York City “Brushfire” Incidents.

February 20th-25th: The March on Washington.

February 26th: Lindbergh’s “Many Headed Hydra” Speech.

March 3rd: Creation of the Office of General Affairs. Lindbergh nominated.

March 4th: Inauguration of John Nance Garner as Vice President of the United States.

March 5th: Lindbergh officially appointed General Secretary.

April 3rd: Operation “Cleanup” begins; the “Hoover Raid” in New York City.

April 15th: Douglas MacArthur appointed head of Anti-Insurgency Command.

April 18th: General Order #1910 issued.

May 13th: Battle of Pine Plains, New York.

June 5th: Hartford Riots.

June 6th-7th: US Army occupies Hartford, Connecticut.

June 8th: Resignation of John Nance-Garner.

June 11th: Garner returns to Texas.

June 13th: Battle of Sleepy Hollow, New York.

July 4th: The Opposition Government is formed in Philadelphia, lead by by recently resigned VIce President John Nance-Garner and former Vice President Charles Curtis.

October 13th: Opposition Government censures Congress and the Executive Branch

October 15th: Rhode Island overrun by Communist coup.

October 20th: US Marine landings in Rhode Island topple Communist rebels.

November 3rd-7th: Battle of Topeka, Kansas.

November 9th: Nationalists in Illinois establish Pro-Nationalist government in Cairo.

December 2nd: Nationalist Congress censures the Opposition Government

December 7th: Creation of the Kentucky Free State


February 3rd: Bolshevist “Agrarian-Socialist” government established in Iowa.

February 9th: Establishment of Socialist Government in Wisconsin

February 20th: Nationalist Coup attempt in Frankfort, Kentucky.

May 1st: Communist Coup in Gary, Indiana.

May 3rd : Attempted Communist Coup in Springfield, Illinois.

May 7th: Springfield, Illinois declared an “Open City.”

June 7th: Constitutionalist Government retreats from Philadelphia.

June 9th: The USS Langley Incident – Crew of USS Langley mutinies.

June 11th: March on Des Moines by the Lindbergh Youth.

June 12th: Battle of Sterling’s Still, Kansas.

June 21st: St. Louis established as acting Constitutionalist Capital in lieu of the “Occupation of Washington by an Unconstitutional Dictatorship”

June 22nd: The first confirmed use of the term “Washington Junta” in an editorial by Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.

July 4th: “Coalition Government” takes over in Cincinnati

July 20th: Beginning of Ohio River Valley Campaign

July 23rd: Battle of the Cincinnati Barricades

July 24th: Fall of Cincinnati

July 28th: Organized Constitutionalist forces in Ohio formally evacuate.

August 12th: Battle of Schurmann’s Hollow, Kentucky.

August 14th: Battle of La Grange, Kentucky.

August 20th: Army of the Ohio’s feint attack on the western outskirts of Louisville.

August 22nd: Battle of Louisville Armory, Kentucky.

August 25th: Patton’s “Right Hook” Outflanks Northern Louisville, enters Indiana.

August 28th: Southern Corps, Army of the Ohio, probes Southeastern Kentucky

August 30th: Battle of Lauritzen’s Crossing, Indiana.

September 4th: Battle of Middlesboro, Kentucky.

September 8th: Major Nationalist offensive in Indiana begins; Generals Patton and Tate split the Army of the Ohio. Tate moves toward Indianapolis, Patton moves toward St. Louis.

September 11h: Battle of Evansville, Indiana.

September 21st-25th: Battle of Indianapolis, Indiana.

October 7th: Brigadier General Tate recalled to Washington; Nationalist lines in southern Indiana stabilize.

October 11th: “The Relief of Cairo”; Nationalist forces resupply Cairo, Illinois.

October 20th: Siege of St. Louis Begins

October 29th: Colonel Harry Truman given command of the Defense of St. Louis, appointed a Brevet Brigadier General.

November 30th: General Patton recalled to Washington to testify before Congress. He identifies the Constitutionalist movement as a “serious, well defined threat that is growing in strength and popularity and will require a significant force of arms and a carefully considered operational plan to defeat.”

December 4th: General Charles Pelot Summerall takes command, Army of the Ohio.

December 27th: Summerall ordered to withdraw his forces from St. Louis.

December 30th-January 15th: “Operation McClellan” – the Army of the Ohio begins a long tactical withdrawal back to Ohio. The plan, though executed by Summerall, is thoroughly mapped out by General Patton, an act that arguably saves his career.


January 20th: Harry Truman is formally appointed a full Brigadier General by the Opposition Government.

February 11th: Congress in Washington authorizes full peacetime mobilization of the United States Army, allowing its numbers to reach the limit established by law: 280,000 men.

February 14th: Formal end of the Ohio River Campaign. Fighting continues throughout the Midwest. Though the Nationalists have fully secured Ohio, established a strong presence in Southern Indiana, and kept Cairo in Nationalist hands, the opposition government remains active in St. Louis, and the War Department prepares for a long, bloody conflict.

February 20-25th: The “Cincinnati Zoo Incident” – In one of the most bizarre incidents of the war, the Cincinnati Zoo is raided by ‘Insurgents’ who open the gates of the zoo and many cages, allowing the animals therein to run wild in the streets of Cincinnati. The 2nd Cohort, Ohio Silver Legion, is ordered to restore order, but must use “non lethal” means to return the animals to their enclosures.

March 20th, 1935: First confirmed use of Soviet supplied weapons by CPUSA forces

March 22nd: "Springfield Burns " - Communist guerillas attack the “Open” city of Springfield, burning much of it to the ground.


  1. This is great. Remember doing some similar alternate history stuff a while back and fleshing out these timelines is always great fun, this one looks very well thought-out. A great read.

  2. One resin why I am supporting the kickstarer. I am actually looking up info and doing a write up for a future supplement set on the west coast.
    Using the the 1934 West Coast waterfront strike as a base.