TL-191: Featherston's Finest - Uniforms, Weapons, and Vehicles of the CSA and Freedom Party

Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by Alterwright, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. pattontank12 Better Dead than Red!

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    Would it have been possible for the Confederate's to have failed a fighter squadron of native americans during the First Great War?
     
  2. Alterwright "You were never even a player."

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    What do you mean?
     
  3. pattontank12 Better Dead than Red!

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    Sorry I meant fielded, stupid auto correct.
     
  4. Alterwright "You were never even a player."

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    So you think the Confederates would allow Native Americans from the state of Sequoyah to fly biplanes then? Interesting thought. I think in TL-191 the tribes there are kind of... semi-autonomous? I have to look again.
     
  5. pattontank12 Better Dead than Red!

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    I could see them fielding their own forces when the US comes nocking.
     
  6. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    I think it may have been possible.
     
  7. Kuamong Well-Known Member

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    IIRC the Natives in Seyuoyah did field regiment-sized units in the Great War as semi-independent state guards. That would set the precedent for the Confederacy to field all-Native American air units.
     
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  8. Alterwright "You were never even a player."

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    Yup, and of course there were ground units engaged in heavy fighting in the state itself. I remember reading in the Great War series from Turtledove that some Native Americans by the late-war period were integrated with the Confederate Army, fighting over a state that had oil fields burning as if they were images straight out of the Gulf War of 1991.

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    ^^^ --- And aside from a few alternations they may have been issued with kit and uniform virtually identical to what the rest of the Confederate Army was wearing during the Great War.
     
  9. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    I remember one book where Confederates, Mexicans and Native Americans were fighting together in the First Great War.