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Final Countdowns - Variations on the movie theme.
« on: May 20, 2015, 12:02:08 AM »
This quote from The Big Gimper in Antonio's "Caterpillar D9 Military Version Bulldozer - Vajra 1/35" thread;

A land based reboot of Final Countdown using a squadron of D9s in 1939?

I'll be heading over to Toy-R-Us to pick my pre-painted toys.

... Got me thinking about alternatives to the movie.


Directly from this (ie: land-based);

Chieftains/Leclerc's/Challenger II's vs Pzkfw II's, III's, IV's & 35(t)'s & 38(t)'s, France 1940

The "Ardennes Counteroffensive" runs into a company/squadron (or 2) of M1A1/2's ... or Challenger II's ... or a mix of both.

Or;

Japanese bombers run into RAAF F/A-18's (from RAAF Tindal) over Darwin, 1942


Any other ideas out there? ???
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Re: Final Countdowns - Variations on the movie theme.
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 01:25:36 AM »
Final Count Down, but instead of Nimitz its a Virginia class SSN, or maybe a Seawolf, with their greater weapons load. ;)

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Re: Final Countdowns - Variations on the movie theme.
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 04:17:04 AM »
Don't forget the entire Axis of Time series.
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Re: Final Countdowns - Variations on the movie theme.
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 11:47:33 PM »
Luftwaffe bombers run into a couple of squadrons of Eurofighter Typhoons (why are our planes exploding when we can't see anything?)
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Re: Final Countdowns - Variations on the movie theme.
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2015, 12:05:51 AM »
USS New Jersey, circa 1990, in 1941.

Moments after the attack on Pearl Harbor she launches TLAM-N missiles at chosen Japanese targets. Your declaration of war has been accepted.

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Re: Final Countdowns - Variations on the movie theme.
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2015, 11:40:11 AM »
Directly from this (ie: land-based);

Chieftains/Leclerc's/Challenger II's vs Pzkfw II's, III's, IV's & 35(t)'s & 38(t)'s, France 1940

The "Ardennes Counteroffensive" runs into a company/squadron (or 2) of M1A1/2's ... or Challenger II's ... or a mix of both.

Any other ideas out there? ???

Very similar, though not with human vehicles,  Harry Turtledove's World War series.

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Re: Final Countdowns - Variations on the movie theme.
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2015, 02:10:45 PM »
Or even something closer in time, the RN is able to deploy the BPF in 1941/2 instead of 44/5. 

Possibly with US aircraft or even without, i.e. Seafires, Fireflies, Baracudas, possibly Sea Hurricanes further evolved into fighter bombers or even dive bombers, Sea Typhoons, Tempests, Furies, Mosquitos and Hornets.  Implacables, Colossus CVLs, Minotaur (Swiftsure) class cruisers, Battle class destroyers, A class fleet submarines, maybe even Vanguard in addition to all fives KGVs, all pre-deployed to Sydney and forward based at Singapore. 

RAF / RAAF / RNZAF operating Griffon Spitfires, Tempests, Furies, Mosquitos, Hornets, Lancasters, Halifaxes, Seafords.  Land forces could be updated too, Comets, Centurions, Sextants, Avengers, (Cromwell Kangaroos?) but with a late war / post war BPF and RAF countering Japan chances are they wouldn't have much to do.

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Re: Final Countdowns - Variations on the movie theme.
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2015, 02:14:03 PM »
Or, one of the first to put forward this concept:

The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms



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Three United States Army National Guard soldiers (MSgt. William Connors, Pvt. Michael McCluskey, Cpl. Richard Langsford) are an M5 Stuart tank crew participating in a war game being conducted near the Battle of Little Bighorn, the site of Lieutenant Colonel George Custer's last stand. Their orders coincide with the route of Custer and his men. As they follow the route, they hear strange things such as Indian battle cries and horses running. As nobody is there, the men examine the possibilities. Connors wonders if they've somehow gone back in time. When they return, Connors reports to his captain what occurred and is reprimanded. The following day the trio goes out and again begins to experience strange phenomena. The captain contacts them via radio and orders them to return to base when Connors tries to explain what is happening. Connors breaks contact and the captain sends MPs to bring them in. However, the three men abandon their tank and continue on foot with their side arms and rifles. They find a group of tepees and McCluskey goes to investigate; he soon returns with an arrow protruding from his back. The men climb a ridge where they see a battle taking place below. They join it and are never seen again. Later, the captain enters the Custer Battlefield National Monument. An MP reports that all they found was the abandoned tank. The two of them notice the names of their missing soldiers on the monument with the names of Custer's men. The captain states that it was a pity the missing soldiers couldn't have taken the tank with them to the battle.


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Re: Final Countdowns - Variations on the movie theme.
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2015, 12:09:37 AM »
Rome, Sweet Rome may be made into a movie, based on a post on Reddit.
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Re: Final Countdowns - Variations on the movie theme.
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2015, 03:49:10 AM »
Rome, Sweet Rome may be made into a movie, based on a post on Reddit.
(from the article) " It describes what might happen if a United States Marine Corps expeditionary unit were somehow transported back to the time of the Roman Empire under Augustus Caesar"


Interesting...


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Re: Final Countdowns - Variations on the movie theme.
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2015, 05:08:08 AM »
I've always thought Imperial Japan was basically a feudal country with 20th century weapons. Imagine what Henry VIII would have been like if he had the resources of WW 1 at his disposal.


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