What is Crimson Skies | Alternate History | World of 1938
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What is Crimson Skies
"The planes are faster, the engines are bigger,
the guns are more powerful, and the women more beautiful."
Welcome to the world of Crimson Skies…
The year is 1937. The United States has shattered under the weight
of the Great Depression, regional Prohibition and mounting isolationism.
The transcontinental railroad and the budding highway system have become
useless as they now cross hostile borders. Commerce and trade leave the ground as air
travel—once a national obsession—now becomes a vital lifeline connecting allied countries.
Giant zeppelins crisscross the skies, carrying both passengers and cargo.
It is a time of gunship diplomacy and airship piracy. It is the age of the fighter pilot
and a time of daredevil adventure and sinister intrigue. It is the world of Crimson Skies…
So, what is Crimson Skies?
The Crimson Skies Universe is based on an air-combat board game set in an alternate history.
In Crimson Skies, the year is 1937, the United States has fractured into a number of
squabbling nation-states, and daredevil adventures are commonplace (much like the pulp novels
and serial cliffhangers of the 1930s and 40s).
This America fell in love with the airplane, not the automobile, and a number of unusual
and exotic aircraft designs can be found in this environment. Dastardly villains, beautiful
air-privateers and valiant militia forces battle for control of the skies over fractured North America.
What is the Boardgame Like?
Crimson Skies is a fast-playing game, with a focus on streamlined rules to maximize players'
enjoyment. Players are encouraged to develop not only a powerful aircraft, but also a colorful pilot.
The board game was developed by FASA and is out-of-print!
Crimson Skies is © 2002 by Microsoft Corporation.
All informations found in this sections (and the other pages) are fictional, even though some
informations are based on historical data. So don't be confused if some informations are altered to
our real history. Because all informations here belong to the alternate timeline and universe of