C&C: Is this war suicidal?
I've been looking over the Naseby chapter of the C&C core roles. And given that the Royalists are fighting on with powerful magic at their disposal, I'm wondering whether there is an endgame that does not involve mutual annihilation. Given how rapidly and enormously the destructive potential of both armies has escalated and how deeply entrenched they are, I wonder if the only peace is possible when both sides have destroyed each other.
I imagine a lot of people will find North America an appealing prospect. This of course assumes the war doesn't spread to the colonies, in which case the English-speaking world looks pretty much bleeped.
I also imagine that a lot of the activity of player characters takes place in the aftermath of campaigns -- picking up the pieces, so to speak, and helping survivors with the aftermath so they can have communities again. How attractive it is actually serving one side or the other in the war seems an open question.
I understand that historically the North (mainly New England) supported Cromwell, and that the Southern colonies (at the time Virginia and the Carolinas) were more likely to attract Royalists seeking safe exile. The South certainly built up an aristocracy (on what basis I'm not entirely clear), while the North disdained any such airs.