Keynes' Cruisers Volume 2

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by fester, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Threadmarks: Story 1642 November 4 1942

    fester Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2014
    Raleigh-Durham North Carolina
    11 miles south of Dili, November 4, 1942

    Pork, that was all that he could smell. If he ignored the reality, he could almost remember his childhood fascination with the smoke houses that lined the tobacco fields of his coastal Carolina home. The infantryman walked carefully forward, past the bodies of a trio combat engineers who had failed in the first attempt to break this complex. The satchel charge they were carrying was lying a few feet away from the left leg of the last man.

    Flame throwers, 155 millimeter artillery and a platoon of tanks supported the second attack of the day and the thirteenth attack of the campaign against this complex. It was the last attack. Liquid fire poured into the holes created by corps level artillery firing over open sights between the attacking platoons. First one, and then another strong point went silent as the screamers faded to silence or were shredded by grenades or shot by assault sections. As the interlocking defensive positions fell, the National Guardsmen advance quickened. Half of the assault force was still walking once the ridge line was secured. They immediately started to dig in as the almost inevitable counter-attack never came.

    Down in the valley, a steady stream of tanks and trucks carrying a new battalion of American infantry slowly moved forward even as dozens of ambulances were dangerously overloaded as they headed to the rear.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2018
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  2. Alanith Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    You forgot the "Frisian Island PI resupply" tag.

    Also WOO! Volume 2.
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  3. LostCosmonaut Comic Atomic

    Feb 3, 2012
  4. StephenColbert27 Nasty as Hell

    Keyne's Cruisers are dead, long live Keyne's Cruisers II!
  5. Cryhavoc101 Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2014
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    Keynes Crusiers are dead, long live....damn it Stephen!!!!
  6. Incognitia Classic plotter Monthly Donor

    Apr 27, 2008
    Always a pleasure to see a good timeline moving to thread 2; it feels like a rite of passage of sorts. Congratulations on the step, fester.
  7. Draconis Emperor of the North Pole.

    Jan 15, 2014
    Congratulations on hitting the 500 pages mark.
  8. RyderWest Spintop Isolated

    Sep 30, 2014
    Perth, Western Australia
    It's Alive! It's alive!!!
  9. Donald Reaver Still alive Donor

    Jan 25, 2004
    Congratulations on thread two.
  10. Dorf Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2014
    So who's in charge of the Japanese and Allies on Timor?
  11. Zheng He Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2013
    Cool, fester and I both hit major milestones today.
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  12. kent Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2009
    Pleasanton California
    very nice congrats on getting volume 2 up
  13. Driftless Geezer

    Sep 16, 2011
    Out in the Driftless Area
    Well done! Looking forward to the next chapters.
  14. kaymay Commonwealth Citizen Alas in the good old days

    Nov 1, 2014
    Wiltshire Uk
    Well done looking forward to volume two.
  15. lgkmas Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2012
    Ballarat Australia
    Bravo Zulu for this. I am impressed. So many promising TLs sputter and stall yet you have continued to keep the standard high and the postings flowing.
  16. formion Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    Congratulations fester!

    Careful with the hurricane. Be safe.
  17. alspug Well-Known Member

    Aug 8, 2012
  18. lordroel Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2006
    Second that, but still need some time to go true Volume 1 in a slow pace.
  19. Unknown Member

    Jan 31, 2004
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Congrats, @fester, and waiting for more (when you have the time, of course)...
  20. merlin Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2007