Module:Prairie Aflame! The Northwest Rebellion of 1885

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Publisher Legion Wargames LLC Era American West
Year 2007 Topic American Indian Wars
Players 1 to 2 Scale Operational
Length 120-180 min

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Filename Filetype Size Date Compatibility Developer Other Contributors
Prairie_Aflame_V3.vmod module 43.73 MB

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This game is an operational treatment of Canada's Northwest Rebellion of 1885. The Metis (half Native and half European) set up a provisional government to try and get recognition of their concerns with the federal government in Ottawa.

The federal government orders a detachment of Mounties to confiscate any weapons located at the Metis settlement of Duck Lake. The Mounties were met by a force of Metis and Natives and initially there was just talk. However, during the course of the discussion a gun was discharged and within minutes, the battle was on! The Mounties retreated, having taken 25% casualties - the rebellion was on.

To prevent the rebellion from spreading, the government in Ottawa quickly dispatches a military force which would grow to 5,000 troops, most transported by the nearly complete Canadian Pacific Railway. After 4 months and several battles later, the government had successfully suppressed the rebellion - if they had not, and this was their worst fear, the whole Northwest might have erupted in rebellion, keeping the government busy for years.

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