When I started the game I joined the Stormcloaks, because it was the only quest I had. I kind of regret joining the Stormcloaks, now, though. I finished "Battle for Whiterun" and now theres a new Jarl and every guard is now a Stormcloak. If I used console commands to delete the main quests, would there be regular guards everywhere, and would Jarl Balgruuf still be Jarl?

  • This might help, depending on how far along you are: How do I switch sides in the Civil War? – Lord Harkon Sep 25 '16 at 2:31
  • Ive already switched sides. But nothing changed – Tom Ribbertry Sep 25 '16 at 2:32
  • So you joined the Stormcloaks and then turned in the Jagged Crown to General Tullius instead of Ulfric? – Lord Harkon Sep 25 '16 at 2:33
  • no i used console commands to switch sides. because.. the jagged crown was the second quest i did. – Tom Ribbertry Sep 25 '16 at 2:38
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    It's far, FAR more than complicated. You basically have to create a mod to do this because the guards will respawn. I know they respawn because I always kill guards to fill my black soul gems. Once you leave the town and come back after the respawn period, it'll all reset. You can't fix this by console commands. – Nelson Sep 25 '16 at 9:11


It may be possible to pull this off with a long, complex series of console commands, but you're as likely to break your game as you are to fix it. Probably more likely.

In terms of normal gameplay, you're past the point of no return, which is the Jagged Crown quest. See this other question for details on switching sides.

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