Hannover

The elector George III has not visited the homeland of his father prince Frederic and grandfather George II. In fact Hannover is ruled by London and its privy council at home. Because of that split the ruling noble families dominate the politics in Hannover. Hannovers economy is based on agriculture and the tariffs of the trade routes passing through the Hanoverian lands on its excellent streets and rivers such as the Elbe.

Furthermore the newly founded university by George II has become one of the intellectual centres in Germany. It attracted intellectual as Lichtenberg, Pütter or Kästner.

But do not underestimate the strength of the Hanoverian army. At the end of the Seven Years War Hannover fielded an army of around 50.000 soldiers. Today, the cavalry rides well bred horses and has a high level of training as well as the artillery and infantry. The training is even provided by the officers and not the NCO’s as in other factions. How well the Hanoverian can fight they have shown recently in Gibraltar under Elliott and in India. In addition brilliant young officers such as Scharnhorst or Charles von Alten are the future of the Hanoverian army if you are willing to replace the old officer corps.

So you have to decide: shall you take the risk and leading Hannover to independence from Great Britain or will you stay loyal and may be dragged into the next war for Britain’s glory while staying under Britannia's protection?

Historical characters:

Government

  1. Churfürst George III
  2. Geheimer Rat Carl Rud. Aug. Graf von Kielmannsegge
  3. Geheimer Rat und Kammerpräsident Detlev Alexander von Wenckstern
  4. Geheimer Rat Ludwig Friedrich von Beulwitz
  5. Geheimer Rat Johann Friedrich Karl von Alvensleben
  6. Geheimer Rat Christian Ludwig August von Arnswaldt
  7. Wilhelm August Rudloff
  8. Friedrich Ludwig von Berlepsch
  9. Claus von der Decken NEW
  10. August Wilhelm Rehberg
  11. Georg Friedrich Brandes

Generals

  1. Heinrich Wilhelm von Freytag (starting general)
  2. August de la Motte (recruit before 1788)
  3. Johann Ludwig, Graf von Wallmoden-Gimborn (no recruitment limitations)
  4. Rudolf von Hammerstein (no recruitment limitations)
  5. Ernst, Herzog zu Mecklenburg (do not recruit before 1787)
  6. Christoph August von Wangenheim (do not recruit before 1786)
  7. Gerhard Scharnhorst (recruit before 1800)
  8. Carl von Alten (recruitable from 1784 onwards)
  9. Ernst August von Großbrittannien (recruitable from 1791 onwards)
  10. Peter Joseph du Plat (no recruitment limitations)
  11. Rudolph von Bodecker (no recruitment limitations)
  12. Christian von Ompteda (recruitable from 1785 onwards)

Admirals

  1. Christian Gottlieb Daniel Müller (starting admiral)
  2. Joachim Deetjen (no recruitment limitations) NEW

Scholars

  1. Georg Christoph Lichternberg (starting gentleman)
  2. Christian Gottlob Heyne (starting gentleman)
  3. Adolph Freyherr Knigge NEW
  4. Johann Friedrich Blumenbach
  5. Georg Ludwig Böhmer
  6. Abraham Gotthelf Kästner
  7. Johann Stephan Pütter
  8. August Ludwig Schlözer
  9. Johann Georg Heinrich Feder
  10. Friedrich Benjamin Osiander NEW
  11. Therese Huber NEW
  12. Dorothea Schlözer
  13. Johann Friedrich Gmelin NEW
  14. Gustav Hugo NEW
  15. Arnold Hermann Ludwig Heeren NEW
  16. Theodor Hagemann NEW
  17. Philippine von Reden NEW

Envoys

  1. D.(ietrich) H.(einrich) L.(udwi)g Freyherr von Ompteda NEW
  2. Basilius von Ramdohr NEW
  3. Ernst Graf zu Münster NEW
  4. Joachim von Schwarzkopf NEW