Ok, I think I fixed it by moving my steam installation to a HDD instead of having it on my SSD. I saw a thread about how SSD's can be too fast for the game somehow and can cause crashes and it appears to have been my issue as well.
Happens randomly when in game, 5-10 minutes in. So far no repro other than playing normally and waiting for crash.
java.lang.RuntimeException: Forged Alliance Crashed with exit code 1
Other things: I was able to play a skirmish against AI no problem. I also am having an issue where the game doesn't exit properly. It will turn into an empty gray window and I have to kill the exe from the task manager.