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  1. The Revenge of the Crown : An Alternate 1812 and Beyond.

    Little confused about the New England border. Given the British claims and the treaty gives land to New England I'd have expected an adjustment to Maine ( Northern Maine is sparsely inhabited and the easiest gap to the sea for a road, later a railway , in New Brunswick passes partially through...
  2. Germany could not win ww2?

    Rule 1 , Wikipedia is not the best source. Hitler had proved his word was worthless repeatedly, Chamberlain/Halifax's position had been undermined massively. The Conservative Party might vote for someone other than Churchill, but it is not bowing out of the war. This is why Halifax , who...
  3. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Bit like the US then , they had a set of plans for kit tailored to what various firms could do and ordered accordingly. For them it was the need to keep production numbers up during the war rather than have a wait for plants to update/re train. Slightly different as this is still pre war but I...
  4. If Hitler died of illness before the Battle of Moscow, would it be good or bad for the Nazis?

    Mate every Heer commander went into Poland with a list of Poles to be killed on sight for the grievous crime of being Polish. Stop trying to whitewash scum.
  5. If Hitler died of illness before the Battle of Moscow, would it be good or bad for the Nazis?

    Problem is that Hitler was actually right move often than not till late 42. The generals, who blamed him for everything to cover their mistakes would have screwed up things even worse. Without Hitler, the Heer would keep attacking Moscow and not launch Fall Blau. Whilst that stops over extension...
  6. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Ordnance 75mm QF is basically a 6pdr bored out to 75mm and fitted with a muzzle break so just use that ( basically just speed ~OTL up )
  7. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    It was the skillsets of who was making it ( welders were rare, riveters common ) , one of the issues with the Covenanter ( of which it had many ) was it was meant to be welded , the builder could only rivet so it ended up very overweight.
  8. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Actually the welding was a response to the spalling encountered in battle, initially they were just riveted, battle reports caused them to weld ( it would have been quicker just to weld rather than rivet and weld. Unfortunately need to keep production lines flowing resulted in them being...
  9. WI: Free Italy - a.k.a. Kingdom of Italy in exile as an Allied nation

    Update is intriguing but it has a bit of a problem, I'll struggling to see where the resources the French are using are coming from. OTL the Germans rather ruthlessly stripped France bare to get the needed resources for Barbarossa. There is just no way for example for France to have the oil its...
  10. Keynes' Cruisers Volume 2

    Think the sentence below needs an edit, another seems an unneeded addition. A few minutes later, another the rest of the Dakotas that had flown into the small airfield
  11. John de La Pole marries Elizabeth of York?

    Bit confused here , Jasper Tudor has no claim to the Throne of England at all , his nephew , Henry VII's claim is via his mother not father. All Jasper has is a mother whose first marriage was to Henry V and being a maternal half brother of Henry VI. Neither of those gives any succession...
  12. Keynes' Cruisers Volume 2

    Given only one of those seems to have a railway , logistically 20 of em don't count much. Doing WW2 logistics without rail or sea is not a happy place to be. Add in the air situation and plenty is not really accurate, they are just chock points to get eaten up in.
  13. WI: Free Italy - a.k.a. Kingdom of Italy in exile as an Allied nation

    You need to rethink the Crete operation , without the Italian Navy the Germans are not capable of an amphibious operation, they don't have as much as a Gunboat in the area to act as escort and of course the Dodecanese Islands are unavailable for basing/support. Its a massive stretch that is...
  14. Did the Norman victory at Hastings lead to a more imperialist England?

    What version of history are you recounting? It does not seem to bear much resemblance to OTL. He was born in Edinburgh , brought up in Stirling as a God fearing Son of the Kirk and apart from a romantic dash to Denmark after his bride got in difficulties spent almost all his first 37 years in...
  15. WI: Russian invasion in 1896

    If the Russians are smart , they get the Great Powers onside first. The Tzar will be aware that just grabbing the straits is out, if someone has a brain they will point out Russia does not need Constantinople itself. All it needs is two or optimally three things , access to the strait for...
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