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  1. Nightbrainzzz

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    well, there is the question to consider if Lummitsch founded the Technische Nothilfe ittl. it would certainly have had a very different beginning ittl and of course, not been taken over by the nazis. though the question is if it would have been founded in a world where germany is unconstrained...
  2. Nightbrainzzz

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    The Catholic Curch might raise a stink, depending on who is Pope atm, but excomunication? no, spousal conversion upon royal marriages has been a thing for centuries and the hierarchy in rome knows when not to shoot itself in the foot over this issue. As for the Lutheran Church, Louis, like all...
  3. Nightbrainzzz

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    i would say they most definatly are. there was less ill feeling in the us over wwI ttl, so i imagine many of them went back to openly practicing their language and culture again as a big f*** you to the wilson administration and even more after the revolution in the 20's and germany's...
  4. Nightbrainzzz

    An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    Ah, but Theodor is still convinced that he will be Emperor of the Romans once the smoke clears, so he really is just making them vassals to himself, which is good for him if everything turns out as he wants, which it won't, but he's too biased by his own ego to think about that yet.
  5. Nightbrainzzz

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance.

    I agree that the First Lord and the Sealords will get confirmation as to the german intentions with their fleet reorganisation, but the brown trousers will be scarce in evidence i think, because the brits have been sitting in optimum range of the same missiles that flattened japan for years now...
  6. Nightbrainzzz

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance.

    All depends on the weight of the warheads and where exactly they're targeted. These are early sub-launched missiles, presumably much smaller than the rockets von Braun and his buddies were flinging at Japanese cities, with the corresponding smaller warheads. City annihilation in ttl WW2 was a...
  7. Nightbrainzzz

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance.

    Oh, i think Jost is in for something of a pleasant surprise, if that is who i think it is.
  8. Nightbrainzzz

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance.

    Ahh Kat, i think Gunther will be having words with you when he gets back:biggrin:
  9. Nightbrainzzz

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance.

    I really hope someone in the higher reaches of the OKW remembers the Herero Revolt and what happened to most of their nice european cavalry horses... and that what they really need is area control, for which 1 regiment is barely a drop in the bucket. There's a reason why Mounted Riflemen(like...
  10. Nightbrainzzz

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance.

    "Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt..." , also thesiswriting induced tiredness is doing funny things to my thoughtprocess
  11. Nightbrainzzz

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance.

    why do i suddenly have the image of thorwald living the quiet life somewhere in the siberian tundra in my head?:rolleyes: or maybe that's just my brain trying to cope with the fact that @Peabody-Martini pulling a Captain Pryce with Thorwald is far too obvious to be plausible:pensive:
  12. Nightbrainzzz

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance.

    The latter i can agree with, but this? As a former german "Gebirgsjäger" myself, and knowing something of the subject, this to me is something of a paradoxon, alpine troops are generally regarded as elite light infantry yes, but are not as a matter of course trained for air cavalry/ air assault...
  13. Nightbrainzzz

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance.

    S7 is education and training. though i have the suspicion that @Peabody-Martini meant to write S3 since think i remember Hans being appointed operations officer.
  14. Nightbrainzzz

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance.

    well, there's a reason why the kirov-class was built. those behemonths like rheinland can lug around a shit ton of missiles if you reduce the number of turrets. and once the smaller guided aa missiles come along... yeah the era of battleship supremacy might be over, but there always will be a...
  15. Nightbrainzzz

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance.

    eh, unlikely. he gets to play with rockets on the state's dime, unless the german government shut down their rocket research, i don't see him defecting.
  16. Nightbrainzzz

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance.

    Gotta correct you there, while today it is translated into english as "Federal Foreign Office", "Auswärtiges Amt" by itself has no "federal" anything associated with it. While it was, briefly the "Auswärtiges Amt des Norddeutschen Bundes"/Foreign Office of the North German Confederation, after...
  17. Nightbrainzzz

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance.

    Excellent story progression @Peabody-Martini ,one thing i have to point out, because it, to my knowledge, hasn't come up: The term used to describe the german state in this timeline would still be the otl discredited "Reich", not Bund or Federal anything, thus it should be...
  18. Nightbrainzzz

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance.

    i wouldnt say that, the germans ittl have been dropping v1/v2 equivalents onto moscow for months and have usable fighter launched anti aircraft missiles. there definetly is interest in military applications from the luftwaffe and heer side. space is another matter. it depends quite a lot on what...
  19. Nightbrainzzz

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance.

    there is one problem with that hypothesis: you are assuming that the left wing of the SPD has sufficient influence on internal party politics to make that happen. I don't believe that this is the case, because the SPD has been flying high on a centre slightly left platform for decades and been...
  20. Nightbrainzzz

    An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    hm, the kaisars marriage situation, with confidence for the future fill me, it does not. which is kind of sad, as in earlier updates it seemed that he and his wife got along just fine. Also kind of seeing a recall to Megas Domestikos rank in time of crisis in Leos future, should Andreas ever get...
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