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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.

A house divided - DD1 pic.png

A house divided - DD1 pic2.png
Sharp eyed formites might notice some bonus details in these screenshots too ;)

*= This may not be true.

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