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  1. State of the Vietnam Era US Military

    Recently I've been reading about the particularly poor state of the Vietnam War era US Military and what seems to have been a particular low point in its history. It looks like at times the US Military was in danger of seeing a collapse of morale, order and discipline due to anti war sentiment...
  2. Alternate Washington Naval Treaty with a WW1 German victory(?)

    Anyways, with a POD in spring of 1915, this is the alternate world in 1923, as a semi- to almost-realistic take on the popular Hearts of Iron 4 mod, Kaiserreich. The objective is to determine the outcome of this alternate Washington Naval Treaty.
  3. WI The Hunt For Red October?

    Having read and reread "The Hunt for Red October" more times than I care to remember got me thinking about what would have happened to the Red October and her defecting officers? The book ends with the Typhoon class SSBN Red October arriving in the US and being hidden in a covered dry dock with...
  4. How accurate is the description of the Naval War in the Atlantic in Tom Clancy's "Red Storm Rising"?

    I'm currently reading "Red Storm Rising" by Tom Clancy, and I've wondered how accurate/realistic the book's description of the Naval War in the Atlantic between NATO and the Warsaw Pact is. The Total NATO Atlantic Fleet during the late 1980s consisted of 21 Aircraft Carriers, 2 Iowa Class...
  5. BillKerman1234

    US Navy Strike Cruiser timeline

    Hi guys! So, I was looking at some random US Cold War naval stuff the other day, and I came across the strike cruiser idea. Basically, in the 70s the US's plan for future naval development was to have 8 big, nuclear powered Aegis-equipped cruisers called strike cruisers (CSGN). Eventually, it...
  6. BillKerman1234

    WWII-style ship designs not given up in the 50s?

    I was researching various things for an AH scenario where the US built a few of the proposed strike cruisers, as part of that I did some research into armor schemes, and I came across these articles: https://navy-matters.blogspot.com/2018/12/conceputal-armor-for-modern-ships.html &...
  7. Chris Triangle

    The Eagle and the Phoenix: a Less Than Splendid Little War

    The Eagle and The Phoenix: A Less than Splendid Little War Introduction. (You can skip this if you want to get to the war) The Lead Up to the War Note: I plan to expand this to cover the Cuban revolution in more detail and edit it as needed. The war itself is often regarded to have begun...
  8. Dread Nought but the Fury of the Seas

    Rumours of War The assassination of an Austrian Archduke would trigger a war that had been building for years. However, as the echoes of the shots died away, it was not immediately obvious that would be a world war. The Great Powers did not react immediately; ‘We should not be greatly concerned...
  9. USS Indianapolis vs Panzerschiff Admiral Graff Spee?

    In a hypothetical battle situation who will win, USS Indianapolis (in her 1945 configuration) or the Graf Spee (respectively in her 1939 configuration) Round 1: Battle takes place in the North Atlantic,with optimal sea conditions (clear skies, calm seas etc). Both crews have already assumed...
  10. WI: War of 1812 United States Has More Frigates?

    What if during the War of 1812 the United States Navy starts the war with something like 22 to 25 Frigates? Say a few key differences in the Revolution, Barbary Wars and the Quasi-Naval war with France convinces enough members of Congress to loosen the purse strings enough to fund and maintain...
  11. Foushoo

    WI:USA Doesn't Join the Barbary Wars

    IOTL joining the Barbary Wars was a contentious decision as forming a US Naval force arguably resembled forming an unconstitutional "standing army". However, participating allowed the US to take its first steps to a confident presence on the seas, and to show the world that the US could defend...
  12. WI Lt. George H W Bush was not rescued in December 1944?

    WI Lt. George H W Bush was not rescued by the submarine “Finback” on 2 December 1944?
  13. WI: Italy vs USA 1891

    New Orleans: It was March 14 1891, a furious crowd of 3000 lead by William Parkerson was marching towards the local prison (Their intentions were clear: hundred of them were bringing guns.). The year before 19 Italians were accused of the murder of David Hennesy. That day in March 8 of them were...
  14. GauchoBadger

    WI: Chilean-American War in 1891

    I was pondering, what if the Baltimore Incident of 1891, which sparked a diplomatic crisis between the United States and a hostile Chile, had led to a naval war between both countries? There was a serious war scare at that moment, IIRC, and some of the US military staff advised a preemptive war...
  15. SsgtC

    The Navy Comes of Age
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1

    A/N: This is a vignette/part of a much longer timeline I'm currently writing. I'll be posting it in three parts (so maybe not really a vignette). The POD for the story here is the Continental Congress adopts a stronger version of the Articles of Confederation. Mainly, Congress is directly...
  16. AHC: USS Constitution sees action

    With any PoD after 1900, have the USS Constitution - the same wooden-hulled sail-powered USS Constitution as iOTL - see action in a war. Bonus points if it survives. Even more bonus points if it can somehow have a notable impact on the war. Right now, I'm thinking of a British-led invasion of...
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