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Sunday, October 11th 2020, 9:12pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

Happy Birthday, Wes!

Thanks James and Fredi!

Sunday, October 11th 2020, 5:12am

Author: thesmilingassassin

Happy Birthday, Wes!

Is it normal to hurt after you sleep at this age? lol

Saturday, October 10th 2020, 9:50pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

Happy Birthday, Wes!

Thanks Brock and Bruce. Turning 47 (yikes) now.

Sunday, September 20th 2020, 11:09pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

New ships for Atlantis in 1948/49

My thinking is that other than Atlantis proper most bases have limits to their aircraft maintenance facilities, these ships would give a boost when and where it is needed and as you say could be rotated.

Sunday, September 20th 2020, 8:12am

Author: thesmilingassassin

New ships for Atlantis in 1948/49

I'm considering building purpose built aircraft tenders rather than convert older vessels, Nautica may also be converted to this role as she is abit redundant in her role as training carrier. Perdix/Talos, Atlantean Aircraft carrier tender laid down 1949 Displacement: 19,997 t light; 20,641 t standard; 23,195 t normal; 25,238 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 698.10 ft / 675.00 ft x 96.00 ft x 23.20 ft (normal load) 212.78 m / 205.74 m x 29.26 m x 7.07 m Armament: 1...

Sunday, September 20th 2020, 8:07am

Author: thesmilingassassin

New ships for Atlantis in 1948/49

Not many tweaks on this design but it should be an extremely sturdy ship in the Atlantic. I simply made the aft twin 40mm a quad instead. Type 48, Atlantean Sloop laid down 1948 Displacement: 1,200 t light; 1,259 t standard; 1,436 t normal; 1,578 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 328.26 ft / 315.25 ft x 32.00 ft x 11.43 ft (normal load) 100.05 m / 96.09 m x 9.75 m x 3.48 m Armament: 6 - 3.95" / 100 mm guns (3x2 guns), 30.81lbs / 13.98kg shells, 1948 Model Dual purpo...

Thursday, September 17th 2020, 8:39pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

New ships for Atlantis in 1948/49

Its still got quite abit of hull strength so I might play with it abit more but I'd like to keep it to a maximum of 1,200 tons.

Thursday, September 17th 2020, 9:31am

Author: thesmilingassassin

New ships for Atlantis in 1948/49

Here's a tweak on the design that places the 40mm mount aft where it should be as well as adds speed and freeboard. An alternative is to revert to a stepped hull design which might allow for more creative arrangement of weapons. Type 48, Atlantean Sloop laid down 1948 Displacement: 1,200 t light; 1,258 t standard; 1,435 t normal; 1,577 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 328.01 ft / 315.00 ft x 32.00 ft x 11.43 ft (normal load) 99.98 m / 96.01 m x 9.75 m x 3.48 m Arma...

Thursday, September 17th 2020, 9:19am

Author: thesmilingassassin

New ships for Atlantis in 1948/49

Actually the 40mm is supposed to be aft, I didn't notice that in the report so thanks for the catch! The mortars are mounted fore and aft with the after one being mounted above the aft turret and forward of the 40mm mount. The 12 round spigots are on either side of the bridge at deck level just behind B turret position. The 24 round spigot is aft of A turret tucked under the B turret blast shield for A turret, similar to American Buckley class DDE's. Visually they would look similar to the D-22 ...

Wednesday, September 16th 2020, 10:29am

Author: thesmilingassassin

New ships for Atlantis in 1948/49

Type 48, Atlantean Sloop laid down 1948 Intended to replace the Avocet class frigates and relegate the E and P class escort destroyers to coastal defence. 16 ships ordered, more planned Displacement: 1,200 t light; 1,258 t standard; 1,435 t normal; 1,577 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 327.28 ft / 315.00 ft x 32.00 ft x 11.43 ft (normal load) 99.75 m / 96.01 m x 9.75 m x 3.48 m Armament: 6 - 3.95" / 100 mm guns (3x2 guns), 30.81lbs / 13.98kg shells, 1948 Model Dua...

Friday, August 21st 2020, 8:39am

Author: thesmilingassassin

A Question

I have to agree with Bruce somewhat. AC has very good info and insight into what he's discussing but he tends to drag on when discussing it. I have some patience to sit through if the topic is interesting enough but I do from time to time skim through based on his slides. Drachinifel's videos in contrast seem equal in time length but seem to move along at a decent pace. Overall two different methods to achieve the same goal I suppose.

Monday, August 17th 2020, 3:17am

Author: thesmilingassassin

A Question

Fair warning though it would seem that Buzz has a history of banning folks he doesn't get along with but has mellowed (slightly) so I could not predict if the conversation would last long or not but I suspect Monty will at least engage in polite debate. The page is called "Battlecruisers - Dispelling the Myths".

Monday, August 17th 2020, 2:28am

Author: thesmilingassassin

A Question

I posted his lecture on battlecruisers on a battlecruisers page on Facebook and several of the more knowledgeable posters were actually kinda negative about what he discussed. Of all people Monty mills was also critical of his lecture, about the Hood in particular, which seemed to catch me off guard as Monty doesn't seem to be the type to dismiss anyone out of hand. Another poster named Buzz (who might be familiar to some) was outright dismissive of Dr. Clarkes lecture but he has a reputation fo...

Sunday, August 16th 2020, 9:04pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

A Question

I'm part of several facebook pages that discuss warships and after posting a video from Alexander Clarke they basically brushed it off as rubbish which to me was surprising to say the least. Has anyone here who watches Dr. Alexander Clarke's videos on warships ever disagreed with a large portion of what he says?

Tuesday, July 28th 2020, 4:58am

Author: thesmilingassassin

A Question of Philosophy

I tend to agree with that assessment, I've left many ships to languish in second line fitness as refitting them would effect my ability to build newer more capable units for changing needs, my Melampus class Battleships are a prime example. They should have received refits, even modest ones, but other needs took priority.

Tuesday, July 28th 2020, 12:53am

Author: thesmilingassassin

A Question of Philosophy

There are plenty of what if French, Russian, Italian and Austrian ships that never got built so I'm sure players could have got quite creative if Wesworld had started in say 1880. As it is, I based the Atlantean heavily on the British model because it was what I was most familiar with. If I knew then what I know now I might have thrown in some more American and Japanese idea's with my late pre-dreadnaught era ships (Atlantean Satsuma clone anyone?). I also regret not having my Maritania class ar...

Monday, July 27th 2020, 11:19pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

A Question of Philosophy

Your thought experiment has got me thinking a little as well, I'm tempted to attempt one of my own for a hypothetical Wesworld Atlantis 2.0 which would likely involve a parallel development of a hypothetical Iberia, as that nation was the chief rival of Atlantis for many decades in Wesworld 1.0. It would be interesting to start Atlantean infrastructure at say 1880 and progress pre-dreadnaught building program's up to the dreadnaught age rather than start at the Cleito/Washington treaty stage and...

Saturday, July 25th 2020, 9:02pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

A Question of Philosophy

I agree, if tonnage allows for it and your nation clearly has a lot of experience building CV's option three would be the first choice. I base that on the suggestion that your fleet views CV's as a viable capital ship option and has plenty of CV's on hand already providing plenty of doctrinal and technical experience.

Friday, July 24th 2020, 8:17am

Author: thesmilingassassin

A Question of Philosophy

The 8,000 ton 6" cruisers are, to me, the ideal design to go with as they can act as trade protection/raider types and still have a qualitive edge.

Saturday, July 18th 2020, 8:35pm

Author: thesmilingassassin

A Question of Philosophy

They were also easy to modify to incorporate new tech and aircraft.