Hey guys! I'm new here, but have great excitement about the Crimson Skies Universe and want to help.
I've been amassing an archive of everything Crimson Skies I can get, minis, cg shots, historical photos that could work, for some future purpose. I don't know what that purpose is yet, but I am determined to keep it up and offer it to anyone that needs it.
I have about 4 pewter models that are still unopened (Raven, Fury, Valiant, Warhawk) and a ton of the WizKids planes (even the elusive Black Swans!). I have a few of the FASA books: Spicy Airtales 1&2, Wings Over Manhattan, Pride of the Republic, Airmans Gazeteer, Blake Air Security, and the two novels. However, I can't get ahold of the board game. If anyone has an extra copy of the rules to the FASA games I would be in their debt. I have only played the WizKids version which I don't mind at all. I actually have a friend who will occasionally play it with me, so I can't complain.
To put it out there, I am working on a special project that I think would be great for everyone to work on. I am a Utah boy (now living in Virginia) but of course my interest lies with the nation of Utah and what it consists of (regionalism really drives this game for me!). I spent hours this week looking at census records of Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, and Wyoming and numerous other demographics indicators (especially focusing on religion) to locate the heavily Mormon counties of those states. Based on that I figured the relative borders, or claimed/disputed areas, that the nation of Utah would have an interest in protecting based on Mormon poulation.
Based on the areas of southern Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, and a touch of Arizona that have heavy Mormon populations, the census records and common sense I came to the following conclusion: Utah itself had a population of about 537,571 in 1937; adding in the Mormon Counties from other states they add up to a total population of 978,455 (367,209 in Idaho, 41,865 in Wyoming, 29, 706 in Nevada, and about 2,104 in Arizona). Now this is where the fun part comes in! I put my findings on a google map drawing in rough borders following the counties with Mormon settlements. http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=108863765788148118777.0004715b5a30b75bbb754&ll=40.044438,-117.158203&spn=37.323031,78.662109&z=4
You'll see that I have added a great deal to the canon based on (arguably better) research than has previously done. I also created my own squadron assignments that probably don't reflect the actual game other than the Ogden Legion. I just barely read the Spicy Helium War story and am a bit confused by all of the talk about the "Alliance of Utah Enclaves" so the map doesn't reflect that or the Lambs of God, who I see more of an expeditionary force. Also, for the record "Utah" should be called Deseret and the flag would never have a cross on it, it would have a beehive. Though a Christian nation, Mormons do not use the cross as a symbol on our buildings and would never use it on the flag.
Anyway, I'm interested in being the resident Utah expert and beefing up my section to reflect more of the backstory. Any info in the main FASA sourcebook would be very helpful!