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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #625 on: December 14, 2021, 02:55:36 AM »
Some more ideas - all based upon manufacturers this time:

  • Hawker GB
  • de Havilland GB
  • Lockheed GB
  • Saab GB
  • Dassault GB
  • Boeing GB
  • Supermarine GB
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #626 on: December 14, 2021, 07:02:36 AM »
Got these ideas:
- Bite Me! (or Tiger Mouth/Anything with a mouth) - exemples: http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/577/Bite-Me.aspx
- Expatriate units and formations - Expeditionary Forces
- Governments in exile
- Harry Turtledove
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #627 on: December 14, 2021, 10:44:02 AM »
Grumman What if GB - every competition they lost but probably should have won

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #628 on: December 15, 2021, 02:00:06 AM »
- Expatriate units and formations - Expeditionary Forces
- Governments in exile

Can you give examples of how these might work - what sort of entries?

- Harry Turtledove

Would probably fall into the "Movie/Book/TV Show GB" one I suggested a little while ago.
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #629 on: December 15, 2021, 04:20:15 AM »
Hmmmmm......
Trashcanistan GB. A tiny, broke and forgotten country that has to build its military and civilian equipment out of what everyone else has thrown away. From rifles to aircraft to busses everything is a hodgepodge of relics and junk. Rust is the primary paint scheme.
Run this alongside “clean out the junk drawer” GB.

Kind of like Borat’s homeland!
If this gets voted in I’ll actually have to build and complete something!

I’ll throw this one in again.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #630 on: December 15, 2021, 09:10:17 AM »
- Expatriate units and formations - Expeditionary Forces
- Governments in exile

Can you give examples of how these might work - what sort of entries?

- Harry Turtledove

Would probably fall into the "Movie/Book/TV Show GB" one I suggested a little while ago.

Ok, gonna try:
For the:
- Expatriate units and formations - Expeditionary Forces (A)
- Governments in exile (B)
- Harry Turtledove

(A) - ok, the Expeditionary Force is a big off, but for the Expatriate units, it just volunteers or just people recruited by other nations
 - OTL: Armenian Battalions; Flying Tigers; Belgian Legion; Mahal, etc.
- Fakes: Let's say - American Foreign Division (US version of French Foreign Legion); Iranian volunteers in British Army in WW2; Spanish Helicopter Squadron in Vietnam
(B) - it just armed forces that were expelled from their home country and still want to fight (based on their respective governments)
 - OTL: Off course, all the WW2 Allied nations in exile, but also the now Afghan government, the Imperial State of Iran, Kuwait in 1990, etc.
 - Fakes: Finnish government in 1940 (if Soviets conquered Finland), Denmark/Albania government in exile, (Apartheit) South Africa government in exile; Cold War Polish/Czechoslovak government in exile...
(C) - true, but kinda focus on it's own stories (dozens, not just its famous TL-191)

if this is not enough to convence, then forget about ir

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #631 on: December 15, 2021, 02:18:19 PM »
What about a "desperation" GB, i.e. the real life Wirraway used as a fighter, trucks with concrete bunkers built in their backs, ocean liners used as auxiliary cruisers, so take anything peaceful and civilian, or at least non combat and make it lethal with an appropriate paint scheme of course.
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #632 on: December 15, 2021, 06:38:05 PM »
What about a "desperation" GB, i.e. the real life Wirraway used as a fighter, trucks with concrete bunkers built in their backs, ocean liners used as auxiliary cruisers, so take anything peaceful and civilian, or at least non combat and make it lethal with an appropriate paint scheme of course.
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #633 on: December 16, 2021, 12:29:37 AM »
Ok, gonna try:
For the:
- Expatriate units and formations - Expeditionary Forces (A)
- Governments in exile (B)
- Harry Turtledove

(A) - ok, the Expeditionary Force is a big off, but for the Expatriate units, it just volunteers or just people recruited by other nations
 - OTL: Armenian Battalions; Flying Tigers; Belgian Legion; Mahal, etc.
- Fakes: Let's say - American Foreign Division (US version of French Foreign Legion); Iranian volunteers in British Army in WW2; Spanish Helicopter Squadron in Vietnam
(B) - it just armed forces that were expelled from their home country and still want to fight (based on their respective governments)
 - OTL: Off course, all the WW2 Allied nations in exile, but also the now Afghan government, the Imperial State of Iran, Kuwait in 1990, etc.
 - Fakes: Finnish government in 1940 (if Soviets conquered Finland), Denmark/Albania government in exile, (Apartheit) South Africa government in exile; Cold War Polish/Czechoslovak government in exile...

Works for me - I will throw them in the mix to be voted upon
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #634 on: December 16, 2021, 01:02:53 AM »
 :smiley:

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #635 on: December 16, 2021, 11:53:07 AM »
The Trashcanistan, apocalyptic and desperation GBs could be combined.
How about building something patterned after your favorite concept or SF artist?

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #636 on: December 17, 2021, 10:05:54 PM »
Suggestion: "From the Sea"

Amphibious theme. Vehicles designed to operate from the water onto land and back to the water. Surface or submersible, air cushion. Military or Civilian.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #637 on: December 19, 2021, 01:43:49 AM »
I plan a new poll in the new year so get your ideas in to be included.
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #638 on: December 19, 2021, 06:28:13 AM »
 Pink or blue. No relation to gender reveals, a grab-bag GB where the only solid parameter is that the predominant color has to be one or the other.

Hybrids of horror. A nod to the upcoming tenth anniversary, combine a land and sea, or a sea and air, or land and air vehicle...in order to outrage convention.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #639 on: December 19, 2021, 07:50:30 AM »
Suggestion: "From the Sea"

Amphibious theme. Vehicles designed to operate from the water onto land and back to the water. Surface or submersible, air cushion. Military or Civilian.

 :smiley:

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #640 on: December 22, 2021, 12:45:41 AM »
Suggestion: "Automatons on Parade"

Unmanned/autonomous vehicles; sea, land, air, space - no crews aboard, just microchips running the show.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #641 on: December 22, 2021, 01:32:34 AM »
I like...
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #642 on: December 22, 2021, 01:34:09 AM »
Bombers GB - inspired by aspects such as the fact that the B-52, Tu-16, Avro Vulcan, HP Victor and Sud Aviation Vautour are all coming up on their 70th anniversary of first flight
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #643 on: December 28, 2021, 01:32:44 AM »
"Out of Africa" GB - basically whatever you do has to have an African connection.

Resubmitting this one
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #644 on: December 28, 2021, 02:01:22 AM »
Another idea:  Airline GB
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #645 on: December 28, 2021, 10:43:20 AM »
Another idea:  Airline GB

I like it  :smiley:

Spinning off from Volkodav's 'Desperation GB' concept, how about an 'Invasion 1942 GB'?

A possible diversion point would be a big IJN win in the Battle of the Coral Sea. This would open the door to an invasion of northern Australia from the NEI and the Solomons. Imperial Japanese forces would be equipped as per OTL. But Australia (and NZ) would be largely left to their own devices.

So, what could be assembled quickly from local Australian resources to meet the invasion threat? (Or, for storytellers, what would that invasion look like?)

Of course, 2022 is also the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea (and the 'Bombing of Darwin').

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #646 on: December 28, 2021, 02:31:05 PM »
Another idea:  Airline GB

So, what could be assembled quickly from local Australian resources to meet the invasion threat?

Crocs with frikk'n laser beams on their heads! Oh wait, the laser beam hadn't been invented yet! Rats! Might have to stick with irritable drop bears.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #647 on: December 29, 2021, 12:04:43 AM »
Another idea:  Airline GB

So, what could be assembled quickly from local Australian resources to meet the invasion threat?

Crocs with frikk'n laser beams on their heads! Oh wait, the laser beam hadn't been invented yet! Rats! Might have to stick with irritable drop bears.

Bunyip cavalry and Armored Yowie Infantry.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #648 on: January 22, 2022, 01:08:59 AM »
Airships GB
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #649 on: January 23, 2022, 01:29:22 AM »
Maple Leaf Madness - aka an all things Canadian GB
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