Did you mean to post the map here?
Trust me - as a former sailor and with an interest in naval history, it was very, very good and very plausible within LTTW's world compared to what I do know of warships in OTL.Interesting analysis Owen.
Just when you think you know this forum, you do an update about battleships, and all people want to talk about is maths and paleontology Though I will work those into future updates given the clear interest.
Thanks UM, and that's an interesting thought...Trust me - as a former sailor and with an interest in naval history, it was very, very good and very plausible within LTTW's world compared to what I do know of warships in OTL.
You just spoke on it so thoroughly, what can I say besides... oh, a guess that the *Dreadnought or wonder-ship equivalent will probably be a breakthrough during the war a la the tank in WW1 armies?
Thanks for that - it's certainly not an area I'm an expert in so I will try to fix that up when I get a chance.It was some time since I last commented (read: griped) so without further ado:
Thande, in the endnotes you write that OTL turrets' elevation limitations made barbettes used on some warships. I think you're mistaken - you can make big enough slits in the turret face that there are no such limitations. The main reason for prefering barbettes was that they (unlike turrets) protected not only the guns themselves, but also the ammo hoists and all related machinery, which in contemporary turrets had to be protected with (heavy) belt armor. Thus guns on barbettes could be placed higher without weight penalties turrets would bring.
Getting back to elevation limitations - I think you confused turrets with casemate mountings - the latter had those problems (which brought the end of their employment post-WW1, as they were useless for mounting high elevating guns).
BTW, the turrets I'm talking about previously, are Ericcson/Coles style ones (like on USS Monitor or HMS Dreadnought (1875 one)). Nowadays what is called a turret is actually an armored gunhouse placed upon a barbette (I believe that the first battleships that used modern turrets were the Centurion-class of 1892).
Thanks for those suggestions. What I'm going for here is basically that due to the No Napoleon in Egypt thing, the Near East civilisations will get some of the European interest which in OTL went on Ancient Egypt. Though Egypt won't be neglected altogether of course, it'll probably just come back into fashion later.The last update makes me hope that, ITTL, the vast past of Yemen, with its rich and unique art, architecture, writing and technical skill, will receive the attention it deserves. "Sheba" (the most likely name, but a slightly incorrect one) might be regarded as an ancient civilazition with about as much dignity as, say, Assyria or Carthage, as opposed to the virtual blank spot for everyone except specialists and Yemenis IOTL.
EDIT: the remark about Persia also makes me hope that the same holds for Elam, which is likewise a highly underrated culture. Maybe cultures like Jiroft will be known earlier here, giving them a chance to feature into mainstream historical narratives?
Is Gavaji an Indian state?Part #221: The Danish-Mended Emirate
I just realized that if colonialism is mostly seen as a bad thing, Diversitarian ideology insists that pro-colonialism voices get a fair hearing as well.A history of colonialism in the late nineteenth century will always be controversial (if only because the ASN demands it be so).
Well, that's not ominous at all.This led to what is sometimes called the Golden Age of Jewry in Poland, when Jews reached 18% of the population and freely lived and worshipped, contributing to cultural and industrial breakthroughs. Sadly, it would be short-lived.
Really hope we get a "just before the Pandoric War" world map.And, in 1897, he was surprised to find himself suddenly at the centre of a global political shift as representatives of Cygnia and Pérousie met to decide how to partition their northern neighbour...
Thanks very much!Lovely new update! A work of art, one might say...
No, it's the Russian spelling of Hawaii (it's come up a couple of times before).Is Gavaji an Indian state?
Yes, I've just started thinking about that.B_Munro said:Really hope we get a "just before the Pandoric War" world map.
Indeed, as I just mentioned at the meetup, I like to make references and puns so obscure even I barely get them