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sunjester01 Apr 2017 1:49 a.m. PST

I've embarked on a new project covering a fictional border dispute between the USA and Canada in the 1920s. This will eventually involve the regular military, North West Mounted Police, gangster bootleggers and assorted local, loggers, trappers, hunters etc.

In 1920, the the Jones Act required all goods entering or leaving Alaska had to be transported by American carriers and shipped to Seattle prior to further shipment. This caused outrage in Canada and led to Canada initiating border trade controls in retaliation. In remote areas this caused issues for those who regularly crossed the border as a part of their occupation, such as hunters, loggers and bootleggers. As tempers flared, violence broke out between armed civilians on both sides and Canadian customs officials came under fire…..

There is more on my blog

advocate01 Apr 2017 2:14 a.m. PST

Nice idea. And no more impractical than what-ifs like Sealion…

stephen m01 Apr 2017 4:06 a.m. PST

Of course its July so there has to be snow on the bases!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 6:28 a.m. PST

Nice. I like the idea.

Matsuru Sami Kaze Inactive Member01 Apr 2017 6:36 a.m. PST

Note that PT Dockyard's Fury on the Lakes places a similar Turtledove-type 1918 era US vs Canada conflict onto the Great Lakes.

bmcfarlane01 Apr 2017 7:37 a.m. PST

Check out Plan Crimson, the interwar US plan to battle the British empire. It focuses mostly on the invasion of Halifax and Montreal. Also check out the counter-plan developed by Canadian Chief-of-Staff, Buster Brown (you can't make this stuff up ). BB spent his summer holidays in up-state New York reconnointering the probable American invasion routes

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 12:26 p.m. PST

I am reminded of the scene in the movie "the untouchables "when the Mounties helped the Justice Department go after the bootleggers.

Could it be Possible that the Fenians/IRA might open a new front as they did in 1865-66 between Canada and the US?

Ryan T01 Apr 2017 3:24 p.m. PST

Sounds like great fun. But note that the Royal North West Mounted Police ("Royal" since 1904) were renamed the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on 1 February 1920.

sunjester03 Apr 2017 8:46 a.m. PST

Thank you all for the kind words, especially Ryan T, I appreciate the historical correction and will amend my notes accordingly.

More updates to follow very soon (once the paint is dry).

sunjester03 Apr 2017 11:59 p.m. PST

I've made a start on terrain , plus adding a few vehicles link

Also finished another small group of gunmen and added a group shot to the blog link

Some Army types next.

sunjester09 Apr 2017 1:44 a.m. PST

First batch of regulars are now finished, plus I have acquired some frozen ponds. link

sunjester10 Apr 2017 3:35 a.m. PST

I've now got the Canadian and US Regular Army figures all finished. I also managed to get to the local fabric shop and pick up some white fleece fabric for a table cover. I quite like the effect, so the latest figures are pictures in their "natural habitat" as it were. More pictures on the blog link

sunjester20 Apr 2017 11:56 p.m. PST

Just in time for tonight's first game, I've painted up some naval ratings and all-important RCMP in red tunics.

sunjester21 Apr 2017 6:53 a.m. PST

A box of terrain has just been delivered so i've added some pictures to the latest blog post link

Come In Nighthawk22 Apr 2017 7:02 a.m. PST

Who makes the 1920s US troops in winter gear? Also, are they 25/28mm?

sunjester23 Apr 2017 1:13 a.m. PST

Nighthawk, all the minis are 28mm by Tiger Miniatures.

cosmicbank02 May 2017 7:19 p.m. PST

Once again Canada Pushes the bounds of Politeness,

sunjester11 May 2017 1:05 a.m. PST

Now I have got some snowy fences for the game. link

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2017 3:20 a.m. PST

I'm not sure why this reminds me of that messy truck scene in the Bruce Willis movie Last Man Standing.


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