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  1. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Please , Malta is a totally different target to Crete. Too small for Para troops to land safely ( they either have to land on rock with defenders converging quickly or right on top of the defenders ) , all the landing sites are covered, no hope of taking a port quickly and the airfields are...
  2. WI: The Enterprise completes its five year mission (Star Trek survives for 5 seasons)

    How does any change to Disney erase Pixar? Pixar was part of Lucasfilm and then spun off into its own company, it only had a distribution deal with Disney until Disney bought them in 2006.
  3. A Better Rifle at Halloween

    Fischer as soon as he was back in the Admiralty, lead the charge for Renown's rather than improved R's. Add in a bit more knowledge on the USN thinking so that the Lexington's, which were first proposed in 1911, seem more likely to be built , add in a belief the Germans are building faster...
  4. A Better Rifle at Halloween

    All or Nothing armour, the first built RN ship with it is the Nelson Class although the unbuilt G3 and N3 both would have had it. However it appears in the USN in 1912, o its around as an idea. As to what could be built instead of the R's , there were many ideas but with very little work done...
  5. A Better Rifle at Halloween

    Western front was trench warfare from late 1914 ( when the Germans pulled back to a defensible line after failing at the Marne ) to the Ludendorff Offensive in March 1918 , more than 3 years not 2. Breach's were made during a few offensives but these were limited , at staggering cost and no...
  6. A Better Rifle at Halloween

    Bit like in WW2 , the British never had a problem with BESA machine guns using different ammunition since they were4 only used in tanks and the Tank Corps had a separate logistical set up. So any separate force could be given them ( not a wild thought that Churchill is introduced to the idea of...
  7. A Better Rifle at Halloween

    Some of problems with WW1 stories are ; The Western front is years of attrition via trench warfare unless you change the tech tree, no sweeping moves just hard slog, The Naval side is pretty fixed unless ASB's change things ( the RN has numbers, production, training and tech over the HSF ) The...
  8. AHC: Peerless Air Ministry

    All depends , if the Greek Government realises defeat is certain on the mainland ( in private of course, due to the lack of Allied ground troops ) and then makes a conscious choice to try and hold Crete as a national redoubt, orders can be given for a retreat with rear-guard action early enough...
  9. 1941 - invading Hawaii, possible?

    Not having a capability is a strategic consideration not not a operational or tactical one. The IJN/IJA don't have the resources to successfully assault Hawaii even if they stop the other invasions. They were done over much shorter distances and relied on land based air. Taking Hawaii does not...
  10. Keynes' Cruisers Volume 2

    Pusan was the third biggest port in the Japanese Empire, the largest outside Japan so it started off at least with hundreds of ships ( if you count Sampans ) a week, also lots of ships from other places would pass that point if they were hugging the coast and travelling only at night to try and...
  11. 1941 - invading Hawaii, possible?

    I know what strategic means , there is no plan that is strategically practical ie one that gets an invasion force strong enough to have any chance of success to Hawaii. Not securing the needed oil is strategically suicidal, Hawaii does not get you a drop. Even engaging ASB Handwavium...
  12. 1941 - invading Hawaii, possible?

    Don't think you are even remotely getting the point , strategically its impossible. Landing some troops , possible , supplying them or even enough to have a hope, not a chance. The Carriers have to head home within 24 hours so Enterprise turns up, no air cover, ,most of transports/supplies get...
  13. How Do We Prevent The Worst Of England's Actions With Scotland, Ireland, and Wales?

    The English are the nasty ones? Read up on history , they all were equally nasty , its just the English won, eventually. Strathclyde for instance was a British ie pseudo Welsh kingdom till it was annexed by Scotland around 1018. One of the drivers for the Normans attacking Ireland ( at least...
  14. An Imperial Match: Anne Boleyn marries Charles V

    A son from a second wife comes higher in the succession than a daughter from the first so all its means is John does not have children. It makes no claim on what happens to his sister.
  15. A Better Rifle at Halloween

    Spigots are technically muzzle loaders ( just inside out :-) )
  16. WI: Fitter French army 1940

    Please stop posting no effort effective one liners outside of Frivolous. If you want a discussion you start both the question and some of your ideas of the answer
  17. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    I raise your bid with the mighty Soviet T-35, 5 turrets and 61 built https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-35
  18. HMS Agincourt - the most powerful battleship (pause) in the world.

    As a decent armour scheme , better secondary armament and a better ability to upgrade would basically cost no more money, forgive me for not giving him a free pass.
  19. HMS Agincourt - the most powerful battleship (pause) in the world.

    Someone can just stop drinking lead paint and cancel the Revenge/Royal Sovereign class ( depends on the book you read ) . They were to be clear , designed by an idiot who thought Naval battles would be fought at point blank range and upgradability was pointless. So the armour scheme is wrong ...
  20. A Better Rifle at Halloween

    Not detailed enough however for a reconstruction to be attempted, hence the likely to work.
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