Whether or not you're serious, I think this is a great idea. I have a secondhand copy of Avalon Hill Civilization, although I've never played it. And if a boardgame-style RFC was implemented as a computer game with adequate AI, I'd play the crap out of it.
Heck, if any Avalon Hill-style game was implemented as a computer game with adequate AI, I'd play the crap out of it. I tried the official computer versions of Diplomacy and Axis & Allies --- BAAAARRRF, GAG, RETCH. Squad Leader was actually pretty good, although it wasn't much like the board game.
Oh yeah - and years ago, there was a shareware Macintosh version of Risk that I played quite a bit and was popular with some other people for a while. A number of years afterwards, I found out that a guy I had been working closely with for over a year was the author of that game. That was funny.