Author Topic: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds  (Read 40434 times)

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #360 on: May 15, 2018, 01:06:54 PM »
There was a coup in Spain in 1923, if you want to push it closer to the end of WWI

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #361 on: May 28, 2018, 04:34:19 AM »
Ok this is getting to silly but I have to get it off my chest

How about a build something from sprues build.

You can use spare parts, plastic card or kit parts but, big but, at least 50 to 60% of the finished kit should consist of sprue or components built from sprues.

Phew! There I said it.......

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #362 on: May 28, 2018, 04:35:19 AM »
I like it but it is kind of hard for the profilers to join in...
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #363 on: May 28, 2018, 06:34:45 AM »
Damn.  You've found the flaw in my plan, scratch that one!

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #364 on: May 29, 2018, 12:54:45 AM »
Open to modifications to the idea if people want to make them...
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #365 on: May 29, 2018, 12:55:32 AM »
given it is 2019 next year, what about a 100th anniversary style Luft' 1919 or similar?
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #366 on: May 29, 2018, 04:23:57 AM »
^^^^
Fine! :smiley: :smiley:

But, why not armour or navy too?  ???

Kaiser '19 GB  ;)
« Last Edit: May 29, 2018, 04:26:48 AM by ysi_maniac »

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #367 on: May 30, 2018, 12:37:45 AM »
That's why I added "...or similar"
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #368 on: May 30, 2018, 12:41:13 AM »
In fact, it could also be expanded to include subjects aligned with the scenario of "what if Germany won WW1?" and extended forward from then.
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #369 on: July 02, 2018, 05:47:57 AM »
Tiger meet 1946-1956 - what if Tiger meet started shortly after the second world war instead of the begining of the 60's and included military and naval participants

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EDIT -  Or call it Big Cat Meet to give it more scope for colour schemes
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #370 on: July 02, 2018, 03:56:17 PM »
In fact, it could also be expanded to include subjects aligned with the scenario of "what if Germany won WW1?" and extended forward from then.

If Germany had won it would be a very, very different world, the cost would still have been huge but would there have been the same level of spite or thirst for revenge?  Fascism would likely still have risen in Italy but would it have been successful in Germany, maybe the UK or France would have fallen to the muses of idiotic nationalism instead?

Fascist Italy, France and possibly Britain, totally isolationist USA, Imperial Japan and Germany, Communist  USSR.  Interesting mix.

No arms treaties, no Washington, no Versailles (or at least very different ones). 

Can't see an unconditional surrender, rather a negotiated peace obviously with Germany, as well as the other major combatants, keeping their military and associated industry, possibly even redrawing borders to take Germanys preeminent position into account.

Very interesting possibilities.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #371 on: July 04, 2018, 11:09:39 PM »
Heres a thought, how about the UK and hence the British Commonwealth decide to be neutral in the lead up to WWII.

My thinking is the UK was a preeminent power because of her geography and her navy, they could choose to avoid continental wars most of the time and following the cost of WWI decided to do so again.

There is no doubt they would eventually be dragged into the war as even if Hitler was inclined to leave Britain be, Mussolini likely would have done something stupid on the assumption the Germans had his back, i.e. attack Malta or Egypt.  There is also Japans aspirations in South East Asia.

Assuming the UK is neutral for the first year or three of the war, did not suffer the early defeats and loss of manpower and equipment and were able as such to develop and introduce new equipment, tactics and strategies in light of what they had seen happen across the channel, where would they be when they did get involved.  More to the point what would be the trigger to end their neutrality?

On the modelling side we obviously have vehicles, aircraft and ships that were killed off as there was insufficient time to introduce them, platforms that had to be used as is that instead could have been improved and technology that existed but in the panic of a shooting war it just wasn't possible to introduce.

For example the UK was well aware of the advantages of sloped armour on ships and tanks, in fact specified it on the Crusader and Covenanter, but dropped it for the A24 and following designs. It is quite conceivable that given more time the Crusader, let alone the Cromwell, could have been a properly designed Medium Tank, superior to the T-34, and in service by Britain's entry into the war.

Then there are the many aircraft and aircraft engine designs that could have done with more time Westland Whirlwind for example, maybe the DH Flamingo, I'm sure everyone has their favorites.  There's the extra time the FAA has to get the aircraft they need as opposed to the ones the RAF said they needed, time for the Army to convince the Air Board that they definitely need something different to the Lysander, i.e. AOPs and dive / fighter bombers. 

The RN could complete extra rebuilds of capital ships, the rest of the QEs, Repulse and Hood all rebuilt to the same or similar standard to QE, Valiant and Renown.  THe KGVs could have been completed with 16" guns as the US was able to do with their North Carolina Class and the Lions could have been designed completely free from treaty restrictions.  No treaties also means instead of having to esign their carriers to a weight they could have had both Ark Royals size and Illustrious' protection, i.e. the Armoured Fleet Carriers could have started at closer to the size of the Audicious Class.

All this new and upgraded gear would have seen the availability of surplus equipment for transfer to the Commonwealth, in particular Australia and New Zealand to better counter Japan and South Africa to address the Italian threat.  A lot of tanks, artillery, vehicles and aircraft to South Africa and obviously ships and aircraft to Australasia.  Dominion industries would also have been bolstered to become more self sufficient but also to reinforce Mother.

I wonder if perhaps it would be possible for the Commonwealth to remain neutral even after Japan attacks the US and only enter the war once it become apparent that Japan is going to take Malaya as well as the Philopines and Dutch East Indies?

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #372 on: July 05, 2018, 02:32:02 AM »
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... but would there have been the same level of spite or thirst for revenge?

Seeing as Imperial Germany’s plan following victory was basically a spiteful rape of Europe,
there’d be a higher level of hate and thirst for vengeance. It’d also be just as arrogantly
nationalistic, the Nazis didn’t create the “we’re superior” German nationalism, they merely
exploited it.
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #373 on: July 05, 2018, 02:41:32 PM »
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... but would there have been the same level of spite or thirst for revenge?

Seeing as Imperial Germany’s plan following victory was basically a spiteful rape of Europe,
there’d be a higher level of hate and thirst for vengeance. It’d also be just as arrogantly
nationalistic, the Nazis didn’t create the “we’re superior” German nationalism, they merely
exploited it.
 :icon_twisted:

True but I can't Germany winning through an unconditional surrender of the Allies, rather a negotiated peace based on the cost of defeating Germany being too great.  In this scenario all parties still have their militaries and navies, there is no disarmament of one side or the other, just a cessation of hostilities and a return home to count the cost.  There is no absolute winner, no one side able to dictate terms, just an uneasy peace and the rat bags on each side claiming victory or betrayal depending on their politics.