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  1. Battlestar galactica

    Agreed to all the above. Space fighters heck just "World War II IN SPACE" is probably a bit unrealistic for real space combat. But "rule of cool" and all that. The lack of lighter ships is a massive issue. What we "know" about the Colonial Military (from the show) is that 30 Battlestars is a...
  2. Battlestar galactica

    The Cylin Armada is almost really good. The Raider and Heavy Raider are great. The Basestar is good IF it had a bad ass Armored Cruiser heavy gun ship to support it. Or maybe some high flak light cruiser equivalent. But only having one type of Cylon ship hurt them. The Basestar was much better...
  3. Battlestar galactica

    Now in a "fair" fight between the Colonies and the Cylons well the Cylons would have been murder stomped. Even the Pegasus at it's strongest had taken major damage was not fully supplied and had half it's Vipers. A dozen fully armed and more importantly have the ability to rearm Mercuries could...
  4. Did the Germans have to take Gibraltar to block entrance into the Western Med ?

    Why do.people think all the Axis, Fascist, or even vaguely slightly leaning towards Nazi Germany (or against the Allied countries) are chomping at the bit to help Hitler? In real life all the Axis countries had their own goals. There was a lot of delaying and half assimg. Now IF Unmentionable...
  5. Did the Germans have to take Gibraltar to block entrance into the Western Med ?

    Can the Axis supply the Canary Islands? Franco did a pretty good job of purging dissidents from there but there is always someone who wants Independence or likes the UK or the "neutral" US. more than fascist Spain. In short is Gibraltar worth more than the Canary Islands to Franco? Not saying...
  6. Operation Sea Lion (1974 Sandhurst Wargame)

    Glenn so again you are stating that the Germans can make large logistical and doctrinal changes as needed but the British are stuck with their historical abilities? That seems questionable.
  7. Operation Sea Lion (1974 Sandhurst Wargame)

    Wait you said summer of 1940 but that's of dubious merit since the "Battle of Britain" didn't start in any large degree until July 10th and Germany was using day bombing primarily until the end of September. If the RAF was bad at night fighting and the LW decent at it why launch a huge...
  8. Operation Sea Lion (1974 Sandhurst Wargame)

    Where did I say day raids? You are putting words in my mouth. So Glenn let me ask you a question I apparently don't understand. Can the LW drive the RN out of Portsmouth while not losing a crippling amount of planes? Remember every German pilot that does not make it back to Nazi territory is...
  9. Operation Sea Lion (1974 Sandhurst Wargame)

    Do you think the LW can drive the RN out of Portsmouth with the RAF helping defend? Again Portsmouth is well a port meaning on land with a large number of antiaircraft guns and the RAF advantage of damaged planes better able to limp home and pilots that have to parachute out being far more...
  10. Operation Sea Lion (1974 Sandhurst Wargame)

    Glenn I am picking up a strong "Choose Your Own Adventure" vibe from you. That you the reader know that Barbarossa is unwinable so you go back to the "Sea Lion branch" but not sure where to go from there. Which is why you have so many mutually exclusive ideas. Or to put it another way I feel...
  11. Operation Sea Lion (1974 Sandhurst Wargame)

    That is very very unfair. You have used as proof that Sea Lion has a chance that the LW did better over the Channel than the RAF. You then say that the LW would be attacking RN ports. When I pointed out that ports have anti-aircraft and well are over land you ignore that fact. You are unwilling...
  12. Operation Sea Lion (1974 Sandhurst Wargame)

    Even if a full division or two land together in SE England how long would it take to move off the beach? Wouldn't the plan be to wait for more reinforcements and supplies? Or "dig in"? Couldn't the same time Germany needs to get organized be used by the UK? If a plan requires 85 things to go...
  13. Operation Sea Lion (1974 Sandhurst Wargame)

    Glenn just to ask is your general idea is that Germany uses Sea Lowe as a diversion that might get lucky? So that while 100000 German soldiers are in a pocket in England being supplied enough that they are to "difficult" (not sure what term you are thinking here) for the UK to defeat Germany is...
  14. Operation Sea Lion (1974 Sandhurst Wargame)

    Guys clearly press ganged Heer soldiers firing a cannon bolted to a tugboat will do better than a landlubber like a submarine crew member.
  15. Operation Sea Lion (1974 Sandhurst Wargame)

    Glenn you are missing a lot here. Just using the above . The RAF vs LW the LW would do better over the Channel sure IF THEY DID NOT NEED TO PROTECT THE INVASION FLEET. So your plan is to bomb Southwest England (weirdly the RAF isn't allowed to bomb Western France when Germany is getting ready)...
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