Recent content by CalBear

  1. What if Switzerland and Sweden got involved in World War 2?

    Spain, on paper, would have been a nightmare. In actuality would become a less deadly version of Italy (mainly thanks to the virtually certain Civil War redux that would break out across the country. The Allies being actually fighting on the Peninsula would also give the Portuguese reasonable...
  2. WI: Soviet Union tries to re-capture Alaska during the Cold War?

    Naw. Needed a couple more of the regular suspects. Nick Nolte, Stacy Keach, maybe Robert Mitchum. The miniseries itself was specifically created as a counterpoint to The Day After. Needless to say it did not have the same impact.
  3. WI: Maximillian remains Emperor of Mexico?

    Please use the Pre-1900 Misc. thread for these sorts of WI. You need to actually start a discussion not just ask a question or issue an AH challenge https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/miscellaneous-1900-alternate-history-thread.463313/ Locked
  4. WI: Soviet Union tries to re-capture Alaska during the Cold War?

    That may be the most stereotypical 1980s TV miniseries cast I've ever seen. All it needed was Richard Chamberlain to to reach singularity.
  5. Repair This! A HMS Repulse Timeline

    Very much so. The British standard air dropped torpedo at the time was the 18" Mark 12. 388 pound TNT warhead. Their subs used the 21" Mark 8** 805 pound Torpex* warhead (interesting weapon, introduced in 1927, it was still in service during the Falklands and was used from an SSN to sink an...
  6. Repair This! A HMS Repulse Timeline

    Yep. 2 miles is only 3.500 yards. They'd be shooting at each other with 2cm Flak and 2 pounders.
  7. Map Thread XXI

    Obviously I disagree. This is the wrong place to have the discussion of the action, but as I posted in the Kick/Ban thread it was the third of the three posts that earned the week on the bench.
  8. What if japan had only invaded dutch east indies, not uk/us colonies?

    More than several. Ignoring order was a regular occurrence. The CO of the first unit to land on Guadalcanal after the Americans invaded (this bloody idiot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyonao_Ichiki) was flat out ORDERED to scout and hold for the rest of his Brigade to arrive. Instead he...
  9. What if japan had only invaded dutch east indies, not uk/us colonies?

    Very possible. I've never heard it, but it would make sense.
  10. What if Switzerland and Sweden got involved in World War 2?

    The Swiss would be a pain in the neck, but if the Berlin or Moscow decided they were worth the pain they would be tasty with some Tabasco. All the Swiss have is the "be a hedgehog" strategy, especially in WW II. Only problem with being a hedgehog is that if some critter is hungry enough...
  11. What if japan attacked/destroyed the panama canal at the same time as pearl harbour?

    Except for torpedo nets, booms, manned AAA, fighter on regular patrol (to hit at the same time as Pearl the aircraft will need to arrive at 13:00 local time), multiple radars (that don't have operators being told that the blips are B-17s) and the fact that you have to hit both sets of locks...
  12. Repair This! A HMS Repulse Timeline

    Same for bombs. The Fulmar was rated to carry a pair of 250 pound bombs. Might not do much to kill a BB, but it would play hell with the exposed AAA crews and could be downright disturbing to a cruiser with only a couple inches of deck armor. To quote the movie version of Buffy - "Kill her a lot."
  13. AHC: Celtic muslim nation

    Please use the Pre-1900 Misc. thread for these sorts of WI. You need to actually start a discussion not just ask a question or issue an AH challenge https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/miscellaneous-1900-alternate-history-thread.463313/ Locked,
  14. AHC: Create an alternate list of Presidents that do not contain ANY of the Presidents in our timeline

    Fun Idea. That said. Please use the Pre-1900 Misc. thread for these sorts of WI. You need to actually start a discussion not just ask a question or issue an AH challenge https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/miscellaneous-1900-alternate-history-thread.463313/ Locked
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