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    AHD DD1 A House Divided

    Hello and welcome to the first developer diary for A House Divided, the first expansion for Victoria 2. From the title you're probably thinking two things:
    1) So the focus is on the American Civil War?
    2) Must everything about the ACW be called A House Divided?

    Well the answers to those are “No” and “Yes” respectively.

    AHD does not have any particular focus on the ACW, although it does include a new scenario which I will talk about in a moment, the main aim is to make the game better all round. We plan to improve politics, the economy, uncivilised nation's path to reform and modernisation, warfare, the UI, game speed, and more!

    As for the name, Lincoln really liked his “House divided” speech and stuck with it despite everyone he showed it to telling him it was going too far. He liked it so much that after the war he decreed all computer games based it are required to use his speech as the title*.

    Now, back to the scenario: The ACW scenario currently starts on July 1st 1861, the CSA is fully formed, armies on both sides are on the move, and the first real battles of the Civil War are about to take place.

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    *= This may not be true.

    We should be back next week with a DD about the economic improvements we're working on now.
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    you broke the minimap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1234567890m View Post
    you broke the minimap?
    Under Construction. there is a bunch of new mapmodes coming which we will talk about later, but the artist havent had time to fix the new buttons yet.
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    A unified Italy minus the Papal States (or at least Rome), and Prussia with Schleswig-Holstein and maybe a bit more territory in the west.

    Edit: Oh, and bye-bye USCA!

    I'm still more excited about the economic, political and unciv aspects than I am about the US civil war, but wouldn't mind giving the new scenario a go anyway.
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    Schleswig-Holstein being Prussian 1861 before the 1864 war. Is there something new that stops Prussia from eating all of Denmark in the first year of the game?
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    Nice introduction. I welcome a new scenario, since it allows for a different setting all over the world.
    But new features are the most important. Can't wait to see what improvements are there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meanmanturbo View Post
    Schleswig-Holstein being Prussian 1861 before the 1864 war. Is there something new that stops Prussia from eating all of Denmark in the first year of the game?
    there might be but the details of it will be apparent 2 dev diaries in the future
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    Looking good! It's sometimes easy to forget how early Italy formed in the game's timeframe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romtos View Post
    Nice introduction. I welcome a new scenario, since it allows for a different setting all over the world.
    But new features are the most important. Can't wait to see what improvements are there.
    Ditto! Thank you for the first taste of AHD!
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    New Mexico AND Arizona are with the Confederates... why??

    Will there be weekly DDs from now on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leviathan07 View Post
    Will there be weekly DDs from now on?
    Thats the plan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkrenown View Post
    Sharp eyed formites might notice some bonus details in these screenshots too
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    Nice to see a DD with the map modifications! It's cool to see Italy formed with the Papal States as a OPM, since right now Italy usually forms with Garibaldi's Redshirts and integrates the Papal States anyway. Can't wait to know more about the improvements.

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    Thank you very much. I like this
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    Can't wait for the next DD! Throw a teaser to your drooling fans

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    Yeah! Been waiting for this a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leviathan07 View Post
    New Mexico AND Arizona are with the Confederates... why??
    Just over-excitment on my part, they did claim the area though
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    Diaries will release to the end of November?
    I'm sorry for my English.

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    Oooooo, I love the excitement of first DD! The first one for vanilla seems about a million years ago already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manifestant View Post
    Diaries will release to the end of November?
    there is plans to have diaries and perhaps some AARs through christmas as well.
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