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Review: Reich of Renegades

RyanF

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Great review @Skinny87, you're very right in what you say to inject life into seemingly tired AH clichés what is needed is to focus less on the alternate history self and more on it as a launching point for a story within that universe. Victorious CSA or Nazi Germany as a setting for a story rather than stories in themselves.
 

Skinny87

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Great review @Skinny87, you're very right in what you say to inject life into seemingly tired AH clichés what is needed is to focus less on the alternate history self and more on it as a launching point for a story within that universe. Victorious CSA or Nazi Germany as a setting for a story rather than stories in themselves.
Exactly! It's like Red Delta by @MAC88 - the victory of the bad guys is so trite that I don't care how it happened - what I want to know is what happened afterwards, and what the ramifications were. Blah, blah, blah, Dixie won at Gettysberg or the Nazis marched on Moscow, we hear that a hundred times a year in books and timelines.

So in the case of Red Delta, it's this Balkanized Confederacy that's at war with each other as much as the slaves it tried to retain; and for Reich of Renegades it's realising that the Ostfront Colonies would be hellish landscapes that are just conveniently-static targets for Soviet partisans
 
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