the great war

  1. Masters of Fate : Alternate WWI TL

    Peace The masses ran out onto the streets on the evening of the 7th of August 1919. News of peace talks came with mixed reactions. Many couldn't wait to meet their couragous sons, proud fathers, loving husbands or caring brothers, some hadn't heard from their loved ones since the infamous...
  2. Italian Front, 1918: Where should the Austro-Hungarians have concentrated their attack?

    OTL Second Battle of the Piave River was a disaster. One of, if not the most important reason behind this was the fact, that the Austro-Hungarians split up their forces between the Piave and Tyrol Fronts, thus both attacks were too weak to achieve the desired breakthrough. Now, what if the...
  3. WI Károlyi Mihály dies on the Eastern Front in 1916?

    Károlyi became a prominent political figure in Hungary during the later stages of the war. He gained the overall support of most of the pacifist, Entente-friendly and democratic elements in the country. Following the Aster Revolution, he became Prime Minister on October 31st and later on became...
  4. Germans bleed the French at Verdun, but how long?

    Suppose the German manage to take this line by the end of June. Le Mort Homme, Fort Souville and Tavannes are all in German hands. Verdun (together with the French supplies and their artillery) is now threatened by the German artillery hiding behind the German controlled heights. The French...
  5. WI German attack on both sides of Meuse at Verdun

    The initial German offensive at Verdun was quite successful, but given that the Germans only attacked East to the river, they quickly found themselves in crossfire from across the other bank of the Meuse, which hampered their forces. Had they attacked on both sides of the river, such problem...
  6. How would you improve the M95 Mannlicher?

    Given the pre-WW1 technology and manufacturing capabilities of Austria-Hungary, what kind of improvements would you implement to improve/modernise the Austro-Hungarian Steyr-Mannlicher M1895 rifle? What kind of changes would you include with and without hindsight to the awaiting Great War?
  7. WWI: Effects of a disastrous Russian Eastern Front on the Caucasus Campaign?

    Currently, I'm working on a TL inwhich Russia doesn't have its OTL successes on the Eastern Front in 1914. To summarise: The Russian Third Army got encircled and almost entirely destroyed, the Fourth and Fifth Armies were beaten too, while the OTL German victories of Tannenberg and Masurian...
  8. HouseOfBambooAndRice

    Adolf Hitler In A German WWI Victory Timeline

    It's interesting to think about the tyrants of history and how they might have turned out if circumstances had been different, or if their way of viewing the world hadn't been warped by their circumstances. So when you think of the biggest tyrant in human history. One has to wonder. What if some...
  9. 1916 and 1920 Olympic Games without WW1

    So, what do you think, how would have the 1916 and 1920 Summer Olympic Games looked like without the outbreak of the Great War? Who would have participated? Where would they be held? What results could be expected? Any kind of special consequences? I'm looking forward for your answers!
  10. Germaniac

    WI the Ottomans don't go to war in 1914

    On August 2nd, 1914 the Ottomans and Germans concluded their secret treaty of Alliance. To me at least the condition for the Ottoman entrance into the war is clear For some context While there is no set date for the Ottomans to join the war on Germany's side, it did take nearly three months...
  11. WW1 artillery question

    What I'm curious about is how many and what kind of artillery pieces were in the hands of the European Great Powers in 1914 July? What were the men to artillery and the artillery to army corps/divison ratios in the Great Powers' armies? I'm interested in exact numbers. Thank you in advance for...
  12. No 2nd Battle of the Piave River - Austro-Hungarian victory at Vittorio Veneto?

    What if the Austro-Hungarian army remained on the defense on the Italian Front in 1918? Could the avoiding of the losses make Austria-Hungary win the OTL 3rd battle (Vittorio Veneto)? What happens after? Also, to improve a bit more the Austro-Hungarian situation, Austria-Hungary doesn't send...
  13. WI better prepared Austria-Hungary

    Between 1906 and 1913 Austria-Hungary spent around 190,8 million British Pound on her military and 37,8 million British Pound on her navy. What if Austria-Hungary spent significantly more? Let's raise the military budget by 50% to 286,2 million British Pound and the naval budget by 30% to 49,1...
  14. Habsburg Resurgence: The Federal Empire Rises.
    Threadmarks: Serbian War

    Hello everyone! I've decided to start my TL! The POD is in 1903, The May overthrow fails to kill King Alexander I of Serbia. Stuff ensues. Here goes nothing! Excerpt from London times, 1st June 1903: SERBIA EMBROILED IN CIVIL WAR! Austria-Hungary Prepares Intervention! Ladies and Gentlemen...
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