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  1. Found my Gazeteer from 1809

    at long last I have found my Gazeteer from 1809. It's basically a rather wordy geographical atlas full of useful at the time information for the gentleman at leisure to peruse. I've popped it on the Chat area of the forum, so if you ever wanted to know what an early nineteenth century Englishman...
  2. Revolvers, 'automatics' and all that.

    i have noticed certain threads on the ASB board to be beset by gun aficionados discussing the respective merits of either a particular calibre bullet (or lack thereof) or a particular handgun. Now fascinating as it might be it can tend to end up derailing and sometimes downright frustrate the...
  3. The Cold War continued...

    Care to imagine how your nations forces would look today had the CW continued through to today? For example has the USN got 500 warships with 15 being super carriers each loaded up with F22N, A12's, S3 successor etc etc. Does the USAF fly 450 F22, perhaps a 100 B2s along with its f16s, 15s and...
  4. No WW1 (14 -18)

    So no Great War of 1914-18, if so then what do you all think the effects might be on the spread of Spanish flu postwar which OTL killed far more than the war?
  5. Cold War continues......

    OK so possibly a little ASB knowing how critical a state the USSR was back in the late 80s but lets imagine for a moment on how this has affected various programmes and organisations, for a starter...RN had as an objective a force of 20 SSN's, plus hopes for at least 12 Upholders (now the RCN...
  6. 1938 the glove is picked up....

    1938 Hitlers ambitions know no bounds....unfortunately for him he is facing a far more confident UK that had managed its affairs more effectively with regard to Ireland, management of the Great Depression, the formation of the RAF, governence of India and coordination of the Empire. The result...
  7. They don't like it up 'em!

    To redress the Axis love thing going on lets have a thread where you can stick it to Fritz... basic premise is-pick an event/theatre/weapons system, so whatever you would like and then for a short while others can contribute how much better (in hurting Fritz/the Jap/ the Italians/etc) it could...
  8. Football WI-Eric Cantona stays Leeds...

    Eric is offered a move to hell (aka Old Trafford) he refuses. He knows it is meant to be-do not the supporters of all that is true and right (aka Leeds United) worship at his feet? Is not Alex Ferguson merely an incarnation of Beelzebub? He stays... so go on folks speculate speculate...
  9. British after DEFEATED Sealion

    aha I know what you were all thinking-another Sealion thread? But no, forsooth hath it not be said that man shall not utter the dreaded S word without first bowing down and admitting that it suffereth from great implausability? So S has been defeated. There are well in excess of 50K POW's...
  10. Ultimate Make the Biggest and Bestest UK Forces

    Just that. Stick any wacky ideas here, bearing in mind the following limitations: 1. UK defence spending can only reach maximum of 15% of Tax Revenues in a given year (excepting in general and total war) 2. UK population might now be 63 million (could be 66 million for all anyone knows as our...
  11. The various states of America-challenge

    So here's the baseline spiel: North and S. America look nothing like they do today. We have instead 1 nation covering pretty much all of current Canada plus Vermont and Maine-we'll keep this as Canada. (Anglophone majority) 1 nation covering rest of New England (naturally enough this is New...
  12. Gascons rejoice as Gascony joins the UK

    [Reuters]The streets of Auch, Bayonne, Bordeaux, Dax, Lourdes and Paux were full of thousands of happy citizens waving the Gascon flag and the Union Jack as at last Queen Elizabeth was proclaimed Queen of Gascony. Un petit amuseement for you all. In the late 80s/90s a small movement existed in...
  13. Deutschland unter alles....

    A few dispirate sperm cells in the early 19th Century and we get George V by Grace King of the United Kingdoms of Great Britain, Ireland, Hannover, Dominions and Colonies and Emperor of the Dominion of India. After seeing her at a ball George decided that Alberta was the Princess for him and so...
  14. Mechanised Force -retread and scaled down

    OK so no likee my first take on Mech Force-despite it being VERY close to what was actually fielded by 1944...so here goes: The EMF continued and evolved into 12 organised Mechanised Forces. Funding for this was partially released by the removal of 5th and 6th Infantry Divisions in Home Forces...
  15. The Experimental Mechanized Force continues...

    IRL the Experimental Mechanised Force was abandoned-the economy at the time couldn't take it. However the lessons of the force had been learnt over in Germany which of course would lead to the eventual formation of the 1st Pz Div. Now let us imagine a world where there has been no economic...
  16. Henry never utters 'who will rid me of this turbulent priest'....

    Henry II is for me one of Englands better monarchs. This was a man of action, a man of ideas and energy. He laid the basis of English Common Law which is why he happens to be one of my heroes. Henry's main problem was his temper. Thomas Becket was a good friend to Henry like Henry he enjoyed the...
  17. The Sunne in Splendour

    OK Bit of a long stretch this one... Richard III (yup he of the alledged hunchback, he who is the child killer) stays King, his son and wife never died when they did and as a result Richard is shall we say less suicidal in some of his decisions? So as a result he beats that Tudor upstart who's...
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