As of now, I have currently made two Second Boer War mods, and they have preformed miserably amongst my other mods that I have released, such as my Russian Civil War mod and American Civil War mod. Now for those that do not know what the Second Boer War was, allow me to explain.
The Second Boer War (1899-1902) was a war between the British Empire and the Dutch Boers of the Transvaal (aka South African Republic) and Orange Free State, the war took place in South Africa, and featured many aspects of modern war, such as entrenchments, machine guns, artillery tactics similar to that of WW1, and bolt-action rifles.
I currently now face a problem with my Boer War mods, they flop. The Battle of Belmont mod, which I made in October 2023, has only gotten 329 launches so far. In fairness, the Battle of Belmont mod was my first attempt at making custom loadouts and trying my hand at recreating the historic battlefield. The squads provided were not historically accurate, featuring a mix of troops and equipment that would never have been present.
However my second mod, focusing on the Battle of Graspan, is what I have an issue with. I spent 23 days working on this mod, doing painstaking research and trying to recreate uniforms, loadouts, the battlefield (to an extent), and hand out units that would have actually been present at the battle. As if that was not enough, I also made a promotion trailer on YouTube which featured two other YouTubers, one of which was MajorMcDonalds. However this mod flopped, only getting 33 launches as of when I have posted this.
Compare this with my Russian Civil War mod, which only took me around 19 days to complete. Not as much research and historical accuracy were provided. This mod, for some reason, managed to get to 1053 launches as of today, and did much better when I released it. I also made a cinematic trailer for this mod, gaining 1K views on YouTube.
Another interesting example was my Battle of Belmont (a different one) mod of the American Civil War. Much less time was put into this mod, and it only took 13 days of development, much less that my other mods, however it has gotten 478 launches so far.
Why did my Russian Civil War mod and American Civil War mod gain more attention than my Boer War mods?
I think the main issue has to deal with knowledge of the Boer War, and how many people have not heard of it, compared to them American and Russian Civil War, which is much more known amongst the Enlisted Community.
So I have taken it upon myself to try and promote these mods, which is exactly what I am doing in this post. I you haven’t, please check out my Boer War mods, and give me your thoughts on them. Should I continue to make these mods, or should I give up and do more well known conflicts? I’m not exactly sure as to what I should do, so maybe you could be of some help.
Battle of Belmont: https://sandbox.enlisted.net/post/ngwhL9zXD9hE1FnE/
Battle of Graspan: https://sandbox.enlisted.net/post/9ndd6rKlpuPuNC9I/