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  1. bennymaker

    Arcadia: The Rise, The Fall, and Rise again of a Titan

    Arcadia, founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney in 1971, emerged as a powerhouse in the early gaming industry, captivating audiences with innovative concepts. The Video Game Crash of '83 dealt a blow, challenging Arcadia's prominence. Undeterred, the company navigated adversity, focusing on...
  2. Lesson Learned

    Ok folks, so wrapping up the "Doolittle raid scrubbed, where does TF 16 go instead" thread, I'm wanting to do a passable job of moving forward to a follow on alt battle of Midway, which picks up where alt Coral Sea leave off, and I want to know what lesson will have been learned by all the...
  3. Doolittle Raid scrubbed, where does TF 16 go instead?

    Ok, so, for whatever reason, say Nimitz or his bosses cancel the upcoming Doolittle Raid, before task force 16 heads west of PH/Oahu, and the carriers instead just ferry the army bombers to Oahu or Midway instead. Historically, TF 11 (USS Lexington), TF 16 (USS Enterprise & USS Hornet) and TF...
  4. Sargon

    Yamaguchi doesn't go down with Hiryū and survives

    I did consider putting this in the ASB section given Yamaguchi's determination to go down with Hiryū, the fact there are two elements to this scenario, the second requires two changes which is pushing it. Anyway, if necessary we can ask it to be moved but it's not completely out of the realms of...
  5. Jaiken

    A New Legacy: Nintendo acquires Midway timeline
    Threadmarks: Nintendo and Midway: the Start

    It is early 2003 and Midway is about to shutdown Midway Games West, company with the name associated with the old Atari, until a certain Mustached Plumber buys their parent company. Premise: Nintendo decides it wants to acquire a company that has these qualities: 1) Good arcade multiplayer...
  6. Midway, but both sides loose 3 carriers.

    So, in another thread, there is some good discussion going on, both about the historical battle, and about some counterfactual stuff. One thing I object to, however, is the flawed and incorrect idea being expressed that the KB was basically doomed when they launched their first (and only)...
  7. Kantai Kessen

    AHC/WI: Akagi or Kaga?

    Imagine you are an ASB who is partial to the Imperial Japanese Navy, and you can choose one of the carriers of the IJN's 1st Carrier Division at the Battle of Midway to survive that unfortunate rendezvous with destiny. Alas, all three of her colleagues are going to die. Would you rather have...
  8. Kantai Kessen

    WI: an alternate Midway and delayed Guadalcanal scenario

    Hello, alternate historians! In my mind recently, I have constructed a scenario that basically goes as follows. It's a long read, but I hope it's understandable: Preliminaries At the Battle of the Coral Sea, Takeo Takagi actually listens to Chuichi Hara and so does not send out his dusk...
  9. DBWI: What if Nimitz defends Midway

    As you know OTL Nimitz decided that Midway wasn't worth risking carriers over. The island was small, it was in the middle of nowhere and totally unimportant and so he decided to withdraw the garrison and allow Japan to take it. He also foresaw that the island would cost Japan far more than it...
  10. Duke Andrew of Dank

    The Nintendo-Sony Empire, a new divergent history.

    In 1992, Nintendo and sony decided after much negotiation and a bit of bickering to release the SNES CD-ROM. For the most poart, this is detailed in the Massively Multiplayer thread. However, I created this thread because there are several differences between that and my own spin on the idea...
  11. WI:The first US air strike during Midway had been perfectly coordinated?

    Just this. Every land-based strike aircraft from Midway, combined with every torpedo plane, dive bomber, and (assigned) escort fighter from TF 16 & 17, had arrived over the Kido Butai all at once? Feel free to pick a time. I'd say you have to cancel Fletcher's useless aerial scout missions to...
  12. Ilúphatar

    Give me all the information and statistics I need to prove that Japan cannot win WWII

    Before I begin, I must make it absolutely clear that I am very, very aware that a stupidly large number of 'How can Japan win' threads have been made in the past. However, this one is not asking whether there is any way in which Japan can defeat the Allies of WWII. Instead, it seeks to compile...
  13. Midway First

    This may have been discussed before. Yamamoto wanted the American carriers destroyed, so instead of attack Port Moresby or carrying out the attack on the Aluetian islands. Those missions are both delayed until the Midway operation was over. Consider the concentration of Japanese forces. The...
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