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  1. Dan

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Winning a war is easier than winning the peace.
  2. Dan

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    In a few years time, Sarah Von Schmidt with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Moondogs, will produce a huge show in Berlin together or the Moondogs biggest hits. Funded by LFvH as patron of the Orchestra. These skills are massively underrated, especially the latter skill. There's a...
  3. Dan

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    The only time it's a fair firefight is when someone has made a mistake.
  4. Dan

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    You do realise that if Karol is let anywhere near the reigns of power he will put on a public persona of being a very devout and pious Catholic to the extent his BII codename will become Pope...
  5. Dan

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    We saw something very similar in the Space Program a few chapters back. The need for this is obvious, if unacknowledged.
  6. Dan

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Well, in the not too distant future, there will be an independent Poland, minus Galicia et al, maybe with access to the Baltic, and out of the Empire. At this point, Poland is going to find itself on the outside looking in. It will find freinds out in the world - America, China maybe some of...
  7. Dan

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Nope, I don't think you are, in fact it's an illustration that you have thought about this that shows how badly those in the German and Polish governments have UNDER thought this problem. In fact they should have considered this before taling action and haven't. Well, at least no one can...
  8. Dan

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    There is that too.
  9. Dan

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    If Georgy starts having thoughts like that, then Gia will find herself Tsarina.
  10. Dan

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Ideally, the Polish government and the provisionnal government need an attack of common sense, failing that, I suspect that the provisional government may be taken out by a "sneak Polish attack", while the Peace faction of the Polish government may find their stars rising after a few months of this.
  11. Dan

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    I think it's more likely to be an overheard comment from a 1st Foot ranker that triggers it. That said, if said ranker is under Manfred's command, he'll find out the hard way that Manny leads by example. That said, the suggestion is more likely that "Daddy has been pulling strings", although...
  12. Dan

    Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    What is the hardest "disposable" metal available ITTL. Disposable in that you could tip a 2lb AP round with it? This might not give any advantage over a 6lb AP round, but why not use a 2lb AP round in a sabot in a 6lb gun? One gun, excellent hole punching through armour and excellent HE...
  13. Dan

    Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    What are the odds of ditching petrol engines entirely and switching to diesel instead?
  14. Dan

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Chobham armour was an example of just this. Although it was not developed in a shed. As for having to have an idea, if they served in WWII, they'd have seen the Panzerfaust, they'd have also seen Soviet and German, (and some British), tanks in action and though, "how do you stop one of them...
  15. Dan

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    It could be the sort of thing that is developed in a shed in Yorkshire by an ex soldier who'd served in WWII and cost about £20*, it will be offered to the War Office who will turn it down as "having no use in modern warfare", and then bought and developed by someone like Canada or South Africa...
  16. Dan

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Now THAT would be an intelligence coup.
  17. Dan

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Depends, if this one is through the back channels then it could be post marked "Langley".
  18. Dan

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    She's learning Japanese as well.
  19. Dan

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    I thought Marie was learning Korean?
  20. Dan

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    I think it would go the opposite way. Sophie's biological birther, (she is not fit to be called mother), has done nothing to get her back and would probably be glad to be rid of her. She's more likely to just sign without asking any details, or maybe ask if signing her over will reduce her...
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