- Feb 2019
- Pennsylvania, US
I think it would require some time for the British to regroup and turn their full attention to America. It would be preferable to have had a chance to do this in advance of the Treaty, so you can get your hands dirty. The British tend to always write off their wars with the U.S. as a "secondary theater" (The Revolutionary War, War of 1812...). You'd want to give them time to focus on America a bit. It would take anywhere from 6 to 14 weeks to cross the Atlantic, depending on weather - just that in an of itself takes time.Britain was finished with Napoleon in 1815. So, if the war would have continued, Britain would have been able to send more of its forces to North America.
Contingency plans are often just that, though--just contingency plans.
Yeah, it's certainly an interesting scenario.
BTW, I really enjoy playing with toy soldiers in a figurative sense by trying to manipulate various alternate history events to see where exactly better outcomes can be produced.
I must say, I often do enjoy a good speculative thread.