Ol' Choctaw wrote:Indian Wars! Be careful what you wish for. I don’t know if they would appeal to those who love all those overwhelming victories as the Union juggernaut marches south.
Some work has been done on some of the Indian Wars. If any of it gets into the game is another story.
If you ever wondered where Curtis went after 1862, his HQ was in Nebraska.
The Devs were looking for low intensity conflicts but during the Civil War there were several wars started with the Indians that actually were pretty big and a troop drain in the latter years of the war.
The Colorado War was the largest and best known. The US committed about 45,000 troops and accomplished pretty much nothing. With the Sand Creek Massacre it pretty much inflamed all the tribes. Everywhere! On the Great Plains the only tribes that didn’t rise were the Crow and the Pawnee.
The Pawnee also provided about the only effective unit on the Union side of the conflict. The result of the war is listed as inconclusive. Read that as a serious embarrassment for the US Army. Politicians made peace because it was costing too much.
It really didn’t end there, however. The following year (1866) it just turned into Red Cloud’s War, which the Indians won.
That is of course separate from the Apache Wars. They ran from 1849 to 1886, though the last of them ended in 1924. But if you wanted a looooonggge campaign, that would be it.
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