western front

  1. DracoLazarus

    DBWI : Germany holds on to Lorrain ores

    The Great War was a bloody, but relatively short affair, only two years. The Central Powers were riddled with shortages, which they hoped to alleviate via conquest. One of the most critical ones was the German iron ore shortage. Not only did Germany already import French iron ore from the...
  2. alexandrosIII

    WI: just after D-Day, Patton secretly agrees to work as a spy for Germany

    How much damage could he cause to the Allied war effort? By this point the war was obviously lost for the Axis, but what would happen in this scenario?
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Khaki Boots In A Bloodstained Surf - Alternate Pacific War
    Threadmarks: One - Midway

    TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 1942 HIROSHIMA, JAPAN, 1115 HOURS Ogawa Michiyo was seventeen today, and her father had given her ten yen to spend in one of Hiroshima’s thriving outdoor markets. She had come to her favorite place, the square before the Aioi Bridge over the River Ota, to wander among the...
  6. German offensive in the spring of 1915 on Western Front

    Let's say, that the Austro-Hungarians do not suffer their OTL defeats in 1914-early 1915, thus the 11th Army isn't needed to be sent to the Eastern Front, and an offensive similar to Seeckt's plan commences. Could the Germans achieve a breakthrough? Could they capitalise on it? What would be the...
  7. RedTerra

    AHC: Better Strategy on the Western Front? [WWII]

    Lately I've been reading about military theories and strategists like Sun Tzu, Clausewitz, Jomini, Sherman, and so on, and I'd like to hear what the Allies could have done different or better? Whether when WWII started, or after Britain was ejected out of mainland Europe, D-Day, etc...
  8. Germany focuses on the Western Front in 1915

    Let's say, that Germany doesn't have to reinforce the Eastern Front, as Austria-Hungary manages to withstand the Russians with minimal German presence. Serbia is not a problem either, while Italy doesn't join the war. Without the need of diverting forces elsewhere, what could be the German...
  9. Alternative Western Front in a no Schlieffen-Plan WW1

    Inspired by the massive 50 pages thread on a Germany that respects Belgian neutrality in an ATL I want to talk about the iconic front of WW1 in a very different scenario. The scenario: Due to some non specified POD the OHL and the Kaiser decide to follow a different strategy ITTL. - 3 armies...
  10. koa_dan

    Effects of a successful Talleyrand Plan on the Western Front in WW1

    I was reading this TL yesterday: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/the-talleyrand-plan.69461/ So assume that Belgium is successfully partitioned among the Netherlands, France and Prussia as above and WW1 still happens as OTL, how would the Western Front develop in this TL with an...
  11. GauchoBadger

    WI: German Spring Offensive focuses on Amiens

    The german high command in 1918, wary of the imminent entry of the US in the war, decided to try and knock off the entente as quick as possible before the americans could enter instead of offering peace negotiations. The subsequent series of manoeuvers was known as the Spring Offensive...
  12. WI: The Nazis learn where D-Day will happen?

    What would have happened if the Allies had failed to deceive the Nazis as to the location of the invasion of Europe? Would the Nazis be able to beat back the invasion or would it have been futile?
  13. WI: Schoonebeek is discovered in 1933 or 1934?

    What if in this scenario the Schoonebeek oil field, the largest oil field in Western Europe is discovered in this time period? How would the Germans react? The Allies? Would Germany set forth a claim to the oil field? If so, by how much percent? If Netherlands rebuked their offer? How would the...
  14. AHC: mobile WWI

    How could the stalemate and attrition of the Western Front from September 1914 to March 1918 be avoided? Could technology or tactics change to allow a mobile war? Or could changes to the political landscape allow for manuever?
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