Kaiserreich: Legacy of the Weltkrieg

I'm curious, is there a link to a statement or something saying this?

I've seen it mentioned by the devs on reddit a few times, but I currently can't find anything. The lore on the wiki might have already been updated, but I'm not sure.

well yes, but according to my friend the UoB isn't explicitly syndicalist at game start in the rework

The way I understand it, it's flawed syndicalism with a few people near the top, such as Mosley, corrupting it. I would guess that the in-game ideology would still be syndicalism though.
 
I spent some time simplifying that map I found to make it more fitting for a board game without dumbing it down too much. Fairly satisfied with the division of the US (even if some regions could be combined), but Europe is tough. Here's a brief outline of what I have so far. The production values in parenthesis (for reference, a basic infantry unit costs 1) are flexible but the new regions themselves will be difficult to cut up again. It's doable but combining them is easier (and will have to be done)
United States has 19 regions: Washington (1), New England (2), New York (4), Atlantic (3), Upper South (2), Virginias (2), Carolinas 2, Deep South (2), Louisiana (2), Texas (3), Steel Belt (3), Great Lakes (3), Midwest (2), Great Plains (2), Dakotas (1), Southwest (1), Rockies (2), Cascadia (2), California (3)
The Union of Britain is composed of 4 regions: London (5), Manchester (4), Wales (1) and Scotland (2)
Ireland has Dublin (2) and Ulster (1)
The Commune of France has 8: Paris (3), Normandy (1), Brittany (1), Aquitaine (2), Occitainie (1), Marseilles (2), Auvergne (1), Grand Est (1).
Austria+Illyria has 8: Vienna (2), Tyrol (1), Trent (1), Styria 1, Trieste 2, Croatia (2), Bosnia 1, Montengro 1
Red Italy has 3: Piedmont (2), Tuscany (2), Emilia (1)
Republican Italy has 2: Milan (2), Venice (2)
Monarchist Italy (with Papal states) has 5: Rome 2, Naples 2, Calabria 1, Sicily 1, Sardinia 1. Thinking to enlarge Rome a bit and have Naples combined with Calabria
Serbia is 1 region worth 2
Spain has 5: Madrid (2), Castille-Leon (2), Andalusia (1), Catalonia (2), Basque country (1)+Spanish Morocco (1) and Sahara (maybe)
Portugal has 2: Lisbon (2) and Norte (1). Colonies will be 2 or 3 provinces.
Haven't touched Switzerland but it'll be reduce to 1 or 2 provinces at most.
Flanders-Wallonia are Flanders and Wallonia, both worth 2 (and without German annexation they're already a puppet and the map looks nicer this way)
Bulgaria will be 3 provinces.
Romania 2 or 3
German and Austria puppets in the East will be reduced to 1 province, except for Ukraine.
Scandinavian countries and Finland will each have 2 provinces (3 for Denmark but Greenland will give nothing except real estate)
Greece will be at least 2 (mainland+Crete)
Mexico will be in 5 or so. Central and South America in general seems easy to do
Germany isn't done at all (besides Alsace-Lorraine and the Rhineland. It should have around 9. Hungary should have Slovakia (already done)+3 or so others. Bohemia should be 2.
Ottoman Empire will be hellish. So will Russia, Africa and Asia.
Anyway, here's the less tedious part. The game will need at least 3 players (Entente, Reichspacht and Internationale), but will have potentially many more. There will be two theaters that can be played standalone or combined in a global game: Europe/Africa and Asia/America. Other main factions are Russia, the Ottomans and Austria-Hungary for Europe/Africa and the US and Japan for Asia/America. The start of the game (1935) will look like this:
Europe/Africa
Entente: National France, Portugal, Monarchist Italy, South Africa
Internationale: Commune, Union of Britain, Socialist Italy
Reichspacht: Germany and puppets (Belgium, Ukraine, Ruthenia, Poland, you know the drill), Mittelafrika
Other playable factions: Russia, Ottomans, Austria-Hungary
Asia/Americas
Entente: Canada, West Indies, ANZAC, part of India
Internationale: Mexico, Chile, other part of India
Reichspacht: Qing China, German legation cities
Other playable factions: US, Japan
The goal for a 3 player game is for your faction to directly defeat the enemy or get enough neutral countries on your side. How do you do that?
First, you have 2 resources: production given by your provinces, and political support that you can get through having independent countries on your side or by using policy cards that all have different costs (for example, passing improved welfare laws in Germany can get you 1 per turn after spending X production for it, going full Totalist in Britain could give you 5 as a one time deal and locks you from other policies). You can use your resources to buy an army to crush the filthy reds/liberals/populists/monarchists directly, or to get policy cards that give you a foothold there. Let's say Germany wants to get involved in South America to counter the syndicalists. You can buy the policy card that makes Argentina join the pact to counter Chile, which would be easier if the syndicalists invaded it. On the other hand, if Chile didn't invade Argentina, their policy to support Patagonia would be cheaper too etc.
How do the major neutral powers work? If non-playable, they'll be able to be influenced in similar ways to other neutrals: get the Bolsheviks to rebel as the Internationale, make Austria join the Central powers again, get Japan to fight Qing and Germans for the Entente etc. If the power is actually played by a person, things will be interesting. Let's take the US as an example. They'll be able to get select of four parties to win the Presidency: it's Socialists, Longists, moderate republican/democrat (may be 2 candidates) or the far right (think KKK, extreme Dixiecrats etc.). Each party can align with one (or two) of the main factions or chose to stay on its own. If say, the Reichspact opposes the Reed Presidency (who may stay isolationist or join the Internationale), they can back the nationalists or the Longists, getting a small army in the US. Of course, the US player will be now very interested in joining the Internationale, but maybe their first strategy didn't need this alliance and you created your own enemy.
Alternatively, you can pick and choose the countries/factions to use if you have enough players. One Internationale player plays the union of Britain and Chile, the others plays Mexico and France; everyone plays a different side in the 2nd ACW etc. This is still at a very rough stage. It's way too complex and needs to be playtested.

EDIT: here's the map so far
 
Are headcanons/cold war scenarios cool for this thread?

I've been working on a personal cold war scenario for fun for a while, something with the idea of being neither Krasnacht nor Kalterkrieg and that kept that theme that I like very much in Kaiserreich about revolutionary socialists being pitted against traditional monarchies, which is something that gets lost in both of those other scenarios.
 
Are headcanons/cold war scenarios cool for this thread?

I've been working on a personal cold war scenario for fun for a while, something with the idea of being neither Krasnacht nor Kalterkrieg and that kept that theme that I like very much in Kaiserreich about revolutionary socialists being pitted against traditional monarchies, which is something that gets lost in both of those other scenarios.
I know that headcanons used to be posted in this thread all the time, so go ahead if you were thinking of posting something. I do really like the idea of syndicalists going toe-to-toe with traditional monarchists, although the chaotic setting of 1930s KR always made a 3-way or 4-way Cold War seem fitting to me.
 
I just bought this book:
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Ok recent idea I came up with: Custom capitulation event text like the ones in TNO, but for Kaiserreich. (Example for those who don't know what that is). Here's what I came up with so far:

AUS - Their tears, still undried, shall be wept for generations more.*

USA - Old soldiers don’t die, they just fade away.**

PSA - A house divided cannot stand.

New England - Live Free or Die.

CSA - Loved or hated, they would be remembered for shaking the world.

Germany - The end of an era. But who shall watch the rivers line?

Ottomans - The Sick Man finally succumbs.**

Canada - The sun finally sets and their King would never see his birthright.

NatFrance - The last remnants of a dying dream swept aside.

CoF - Steel boots ring through Paris once again. The Revolution, and perhaps France itself, is dead.

UoB - The island fortress is breached and its flags are stained the deepest red.

Ireland - They fought for 800 years, and they may yet fight for 800 more.

Austria - Hopes of a united Empire are left shattered.

Japan - The sun rises for others but has left Japan in the dark.

* = A bit obscure, but this is based off a speech Long gave while running for governor
** = These seemed kinda obvious, does anyone have any more creative ideas.
 
Ok recent idea I came up with: Custom capitulation event text like the ones in TNO, but for Kaiserreich. (Example for those who don't know what that is). Here's what I came up with so far:

AUS - Their tears, still undried, shall be wept for generations more.*

USA - Old soldiers don’t die, they just fade away.**

PSA - A house divided cannot stand.

New England - Live Free or Die.

CSA - Loved or hated, they would be remembered for shaking the world.

Germany - The end of an era. But who shall watch the rivers line?

Ottomans - The Sick Man finally succumbs.**

Canada - The sun finally sets and their King would never see his birthright.

NatFrance - The last remnants of a dying dream swept aside.

CoF - Steel boots ring through Paris once again. The Revolution, and perhaps France itself, is dead.

UoB - The island fortress is breached and its flags are stained the deepest red.

Ireland - They fought for 800 years, and they may yet fight for 800 more.

Austria - Hopes of a united Empire are left shattered.

Japan - The sun rises for others but has left Japan in the dark.

* = A bit obscure, but this is based off a speech Long gave while running for governor
** = These seemed kinda obvious, does anyone have any more creative ideas.
If I can suggest some alternates and additions.

AUS: The lives of great men do not end with the grave. (Gerald L.K. Smith at Huey Long’s funeral)

USA (No MacArthur Coup): Government of the people, by the people, for the people, has perished from the Earth. (Adopted from Abraham Lincoln)

USA (MacArthur Coup): It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it. (Douglas MacArthur)

PSA: They walk in tears to the door in the Western night. (from a poem by Allen Ginsburg)

CSA: With faith and hope and courage we hold our heads erect. (Eugene V. Debs)

New England: Goodnight you princes of Maine, you kings of New England. (From the book Cider House Rules)

Germany: Her fate was sealed by iron and blood. (Adapted from Otto Von Bismarck)

Ottoman Empire: Our hearts are broken, but they will beat on. (Fom a historical novel set in the early Ottoman era)

Canada: He never forgot the the empire he tried to save. (Adopted from a quote from Edward VIII)

National France: Their’s was the greatest glory of the world, that of the men who did not give in. (Adopted from a Charles De Gaulle quote)

Commune of France: We seal our work with our blood, in hopes of yet seeing the bright dawn. (Adopted from a Robespierre quote)

Union of Britain: Must our Revolution with all its teeming wonders come to such an end? (Adopted from a quote by British labour organizer Keir Hardie)

Ireland: They have sacrificed for the Republic all they held dear. (Adopted from a Wolfe Tone quote)

Austria: It has come after all. (From a Franz Josef quote about the start of the Great War.

Japan: Their dreams go wandering over withered fields. (Adopted from the jisei or death poem of Matsuo Basho)

Russia (Savinkov): Was it necessary to brandish the sword for so much vanity? (Adopted from one of his books)

Qing China: If we must perish, why not fight to the death? (Quote from Empress Dowager Cixi)
 
If I can suggest some alternates and additions.

AUS: The lives of great men do not end with the grave. (Gerald L.K. Smith at Huey Long’s funeral)

USA (No MacArthur Coup): Government of the people, by the people, for the people, has perished from the Earth. (Adopted from Abraham Lincoln)

USA (MacArthur Coup): It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it. (Douglas MacArthur)

PSA: They walk in tears to the door in the Western night. (from a poem by Allen Ginsburg)

CSA: With faith and hope and courage we hold our heads erect. (Eugene V. Debs)

New England: Goodnight you princes of Maine, you kings of New England. (From the book Cider House Rules)

Germany: Her fate was sealed by iron and blood. (Adapted from Otto Von Bismarck)

Ottoman Empire: Our hearts are broken, but they will beat on. (Fom a historical novel set in the early Ottoman era)

Canada: He never forgot the the empire he tried to save. (Adopted from a quote from Edward VIII)

National France: Their’s was the greatest glory of the world, that of the men who did not give in. (Adopted from a Charles De Gaulle quote)

Commune of France: We seal our work with our blood, in hopes of yet seeing the bright dawn. (Adopted from a Robespierre quote)

Union of Britain: Must our Revolution with all its teeming wonders come to such an end? (Adopted from a quote by British labour organizer Keir Hardie)

Ireland: They have sacrificed for the Republic all they held dear. (Adopted from a Wolfe Tone quote)

Austria: It has come after all. (From a Franz Josef quote about the start of the Great War.

Japan: Their dreams go wandering over withered fields. (Adopted from the jisei or death poem of Matsuo Basho)

Russia (Savinkov): Was it necessary to brandish the sword for so much vanity? (Adopted from one of his books)

Qing China: If we must perish, why not fight to the death? (Quote from Empress Dowager Cixi)
For Brazil it can be:

"From now on, our motto shall be independence of death."
Emperor Pedro II
 
Ok recent idea I came up with: Custom capitulation event text like the ones in TNO, but for Kaiserreich. (Example for those who don't know what that is). Here's what I came up with so far:

AUS - Their tears, still undried, shall be wept for generations more.*

USA - Old soldiers don’t die, they just fade away.**

PSA - A house divided cannot stand.

New England - Live Free or Die.

CSA - Loved or hated, they would be remembered for shaking the world.

Germany - The end of an era. But who shall watch the rivers line?

Ottomans - The Sick Man finally succumbs.**

Canada - The sun finally sets and their King would never see his birthright.

NatFrance - The last remnants of a dying dream swept aside.

CoF - Steel boots ring through Paris once again. The Revolution, and perhaps France itself, is dead.

UoB - The island fortress is breached and its flags are stained the deepest red.

Ireland - They fought for 800 years, and they may yet fight for 800 more.

Austria - Hopes of a united Empire are left shattered.

Japan - The sun rises for others but has left Japan in the dark.

* = A bit obscure, but this is based off a speech Long gave while running for governor
** = These seemed kinda obvious, does anyone have any more creative ideas.

For Russia, I would have their capitulation quote be "Russia, one and divisble".

Might the PSA be
"A dream stretches from sea to shining sea, but not one of liberty"

If I can suggest some alternates and additions.

AUS: The lives of great men do not end with the grave. (Gerald L.K. Smith at Huey Long’s funeral)

USA (No MacArthur Coup): Government of the people, by the people, for the people, has perished from the Earth. (Adopted from Abraham Lincoln)

USA (MacArthur Coup): It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it. (Douglas MacArthur)

PSA: They walk in tears to the door in the Western night. (from a poem by Allen Ginsburg)

CSA: With faith and hope and courage we hold our heads erect. (Eugene V. Debs)

New England: Goodnight you princes of Maine, you kings of New England. (From the book Cider House Rules)

Germany: Her fate was sealed by iron and blood. (Adapted from Otto Von Bismarck)

Ottoman Empire: Our hearts are broken, but they will beat on. (Fom a historical novel set in the early Ottoman era)

Canada: He never forgot the the empire he tried to save. (Adopted from a quote from Edward VIII)

National France: Their’s was the greatest glory of the world, that of the men who did not give in. (Adopted from a Charles De Gaulle quote)

Commune of France: We seal our work with our blood, in hopes of yet seeing the bright dawn. (Adopted from a Robespierre quote)

Union of Britain: Must our Revolution with all its teeming wonders come to such an end? (Adopted from a quote by British labour organizer Keir Hardie)

Ireland: They have sacrificed for the Republic all they held dear. (Adopted from a Wolfe Tone quote)

Austria: It has come after all. (From a Franz Josef quote about the start of the Great War.

Japan: Their dreams go wandering over withered fields. (Adopted from the jisei or death poem of Matsuo Basho)

Russia (Savinkov): Was it necessary to brandish the sword for so much vanity? (Adopted from one of his books)

Qing China: If we must perish, why not fight to the death? (Quote from Empress Dowager Cixi)
These are pretty good
 
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