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  1. A Better Rifle at Halloween

    I'm really enjoying Diesal's story and can't wait to see what effect the FH Rifles have on the early war period. Although i'm apprehensive about how the Teritorial Divisons fair ITTL. OTL these forces where not ready for was and required months of intensive training to bring them up to something...
  2. The Forge of Weyland

    An excellent idea, I think I too will reread The Wale Has Wings while waiting patiently and hopefully for the Dragon to return (no need to panic just yet and start suggesting surrogate writers).
  3. WI: Fitter French army 1940

    Or in a similar vein once war begins the French issue the Belgians an ultimatum. You either join us and allow allied forces to join yours in the prepared positions on the Albert Canal or we will not come to your aid when the Germans attack you. Then spend the winter building defences along the...
  4. WI: Fitter French army 1940

    Apart from demand stimulating supply as can be seen with the quick ramp up of production of aircraft after war was declared, the British did offer the Hurricane for export pre war.
  5. WI: Fitter French army 1940

    My two pence worth on How to improve the French on 1940?! The Navy. Really what’s the point? Beyond some trade protection assets to allow movement of men and material between France and North Africa and some larger fleet units to deter the Italians and (less likely) the Japanese. The heavy...
  6. A Better Rifle at Halloween

    Morris has always struck me as a man with an eye for a good idea and the willingness to work hard and invest to make it happen. I suspect that it would take very little nudging for Morris to champion new technology’s. The first thing that came to mind when I read he spent the war making mine...
  7. A Better Rifle at Halloween

    I think that the government would want to quietly brush this under the table. They don’t want any whiff of a trial to stir the scandal. The young soldier in question is as likely to be quietly released and sent to France with his mates as to face punishment
  8. A Better Rifle at Halloween

    Firstly, i'm realy enjoying this TL. I think it both well written and has a lot potential. I wonder if a big order from the Army (which looks on the cards) will encourage and give the necessary funds to Hill to start to develop the rifle into the light machine gun it became in the 20's, much...
  9. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    I have a soft spot for the Matilda 1 especially the improved version in this TL. I think it reasonable that with the Brisitish having more and better tanks along with less losses (so far) that some surplus armour could be made available for the far east. As you said, sending Matilda 1s, Matilda...
  10. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    So it looks like the Greek campaign is going to be a bit longer and costlier for the Germans. In its self this is not a big game changer. Barbarossa will still go ahead as planned. The other big difference is that thanks to a small POD the RE have lots of high explosives and for a corps that is...
  11. A British Jerusalem: What if, during the Early 20th century Britain took in all the Jews that otherwise would've settled Palestine?

    I recall there was a time line on here about Jews being allowed to settle in Uganda in the early 1900's. I feel the option of finding a bit of the Empire (which the British Authorities of the time would think) was crying out for some more white settlement would be the most likely to bare fruit...
  12. A Better Rifle at Halloween

    I always enjoy a WW1 TL. Some musings. OTL the BEF at the onset was 4 Infantry Divisions and 1 Cavalry Division. If 2 Divisions are being sent to Ostend and the British want to go all out defending Antwerp I don't think there will be any remaining forces to reinforce the French. I'm not sure...
  13. It's A Long Way To Nagasaki: The Anglo-Japanese War

    Damn, I thought we just got the mother of all spoilers there!!!
  14. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Would it be possible for the British to build a smaller improvised lash up of a Mulberry harbour somewhere along the Libyan coast? The Med is somewhat calmer than the English Channel and Britain should have enough spare coastal shipping to provide the block ships. It was Churchill’s idea from...
  15. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    I'm also curious about the next stage of operations in the desert. Forgive me if I missed it but I've not seen confirmation that Rommel is the commander of the DAK ITTL. Perhaps his less than stella performance in TTL's Battle of Arras hasn't allowed him to get the promotion to corps commander...
  16. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    I think it's reasonable to assume that the Germans will be aware that the Valiant exists and that there a quite a few of them in Libya and Eygipt. The Valiant has been in production long enough to be issued to quite a few units in the U.K. which is airspace the Luftwaffe has been flying over...
  17. Help Britain maintain her empire after 1945

    OK I'll bite. Soooooo in 1954 the French formally ask the US and the UK for military assistance in French Indo China. Max Hastings claimed the US was keen but even Churchill accepted that Britain wouldn't realy be able to afford it. What if the US sweetens the deal? The US pays for the British...
  18. AHQ/AHC: New policing models

    British police policy is much easier than in the US. A copper is a copper anywhere in the country. Very similar training, corporate culture and powers. the same way a detective is a detective. This makes creating task forces very straight forward and effective. I've often considered that good...
  19. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    I only have a problem with excellence............................................I can't get enough of it! I include this thread in that category and I'm happy to wait until Allen decides to carry on as it's defiantly worth the wait. Should Allan decide to call it a day, so be it. He has...
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