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Yesterday, 7:14pm

Author: Brockpaine

Unternehmen Wachsame Entschlossenheit

Port of Warnemünde Thursday, October 28, 1948 Kapitän zur See Friedrich Poske kept a critical eye open as the tour of the Admiral Kolchak started. As a former cruiser commander himself, he was curious to see how the Russians put together one of their ships. Granted, the Kolchak was not truly representative; it was built like a large destroyer, with no armor belt or deck. But the ship surprised him. Of the five Kriegsmarine officers assigned to participate in Exercise Shaka, Poske viewed himself ...

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 4:48am

Author: Brockpaine

Philippine News and Events, 1948

Eh? I'm confused... Why is the Philippines poking at Iberian territory? And why is there "Chinese buildup" in Iberian territory? If the Chinese have invaded San Hainando, then it's time for me to get my Red Army on for the start of World War... well, I guess in Wesworld it'd be World War II, wouldn't it? :P

Friday, August 3rd 2018, 8:05pm

Author: Brockpaine

Unternehmen Wachsame Entschlossenheit

Port of Warnemünde Wednesday, October 27, 1948 Two old men sat at the end of the Mittenmole, chain-smoking, tossing fishing lines in the water, and watching ships pass. It was one of the last pleasant days of the year, but both men had brought their coats, tossed over the back of their chairs, just in case the wind proved too much for them. "Big one coming," Georg declared. "We've seen that one before," Franz pointed out. "That's the big Russkie." "Is it? Looks like one of ours." Georg had serve...

Wednesday, August 1st 2018, 3:36am

Author: Brockpaine

Peruvian News and Events, 1948

Were Confederacion and Republica ever up for sale, btw?

Friday, July 27th 2018, 4:15pm

Author: Brockpaine

Operation Pegase

Paris Saturday, October 9th, 1948 General Jaouen (Air Force Chief of Staff): I will only take three questions, gentlemen. We will start with you - Paris-Soir, yes? Paris-Soir: Yes sir. We've read some rather lurid reports from various British news sources that the Armée de l'Air and the Royal Air Force had an aerial confrontation yesterday afternoon over the Manche. Is there any substance to these reports? Jaouen: I've actually read yesterday evening's articles, and they seem to be a complete wo...

Wednesday, July 25th 2018, 6:25pm

Author: Brockpaine

Operation Pegase

Zone d'Opérations Aériennes Nord 1700 Hours Andrieux rubbed his eyes. He still had another hour before his relief showed up, and things were still happening. The initial surge of Ouragans from Abbeville were headed home, having guzzled down the jet fuel in their auxiliary tip tanks and belly tanks. For the moment, that left Andrieux sixteen Dassault Marins from the Aeronavale, plus seventy-odd Revenants from G.C. II/9. He'd arranged the Revenants in four racecourse-pattern sectors from west to e...

Wednesday, July 25th 2018, 5:04am

Author: Brockpaine

Operation Pegase

Zone d'Opérations Aériennes Nord 1500 Hours Colonel George Andrieux frantically studied the plot as his subordinate added another flight of aircraft. Someone in Paris must have been enthusiastic with their telephone, he figured. G.C. II/3 out of Abbeville had emptied their hangers, putting over sixty Ouragans in the air. At the French Navy's airfield at Maupertus-sur-Mer, another squadron of Dassault jets - Marins, this time - was apparently rolling for takeoff. The three squadrons of G.C. II/9,...

Sunday, July 22nd 2018, 10:45pm

Author: Brockpaine

Operation Pegase

Amiraute Francaise, Outside Paris 13:30 Hours, October 8, 1948 Admiral Gensoul set down the phone, but sat for a few moments in silence. After a few moments of contemplation, he lifted the phone again and ordered the switchboard to connect him to the headquarters of the Armée de l'Air, and it's Chief of Staff, General Jaouen. "Good afternoon, Charles," Gensoul said. "Have a good lunch? Thank you... Right, down to business - yes, I just got word. Not a large number of aircraft, but a few... yes, ...

Saturday, June 23rd 2018, 12:38am

Author: Brockpaine

Operation Pegase

Heh heh, now that's a veteran German trick. They tried it often both during and after the Battle of Britain, where English-speaking Germans would get on the British radio channels and try to vector fighters in random directions. Some of the English-speakers were quite good, and when a British pilot suspected he was being misled, he'd say "...pronounce 'squirrel'!" Sometimes they just blanketed stuff with static, too - but that usually took a ground station, and they never knew all of the channel...

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 2:06am

Author: Brockpaine

Operation Pegase

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" They might have to absorb the first blow, but Engel was confident that a riposte would be successful. Well, confidence is always good! Even so, Engel has only 60% of the airgroup that Vice-Admiral Bailly can employ. ;)

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 3:30am

Author: Brockpaine

Operation Pegase

Amiraute Francaise, Outside Paris 13:00 Hours, September 25, 1948 Minister of National Defense Édouard Delcroix had missed his lunch appointment at the headquarters of the Marine Nationale. It had been unavoidable - after all, even government ministers had bosses who demanded their time. Delcroix thus arrived to his appointment both late and hungry. Admiral Gensoul, the naval Chief of Staff, had waited for him to arrive; they sat down for lunch. "How's the exercise progressing?" Delcroix asked, ...

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 3:57am

Author: Brockpaine

Spammer in Aisle Three

Yes, and on the one day I didn't check the forum until I arrived home from work... :P

Saturday, June 2nd 2018, 11:13pm

Author: Brockpaine

British Empire News 1948

Less reason to be afraid of them when you've got more ASW destroyers! :)

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 5:46pm

Author: Brockpaine

Operation Pegase

OOC: Typical British over-reaction! ;) I think Force Y is bigger than both parts of the exercising fleets in their totality... For elements of disclosure, FO Bayard, the opfor in this exercise, is composed of the following units: Quoted 5th Division de Porte-avions: Zélé, Héros 5th Division de Croiseurs: Redoubtable, Renommée 13th Flotilla Torpillieurs: L'Inflexible, L'Inébranlable, L'Infatigable, L'Implacable British intelligence, at least, would know that these are the ships in play, since it'...

Monday, May 14th 2018, 3:05pm

Author: Brockpaine

Operation Pegase

Good so far! :) Quoted from "BruceDuncan" Bramesfeld nodded. “Is FO Bayard still at Dakar?” Merten shook his head. “Bailly has taken the precaution of moving Bayard to Casablanca – a double-edged sword. Yes, it places him closer to the probable area of operations, but forces him to make an early decision on where to engage. If he passes to the east of Atlantis, he will not be able to intercept Engel until he moves towards the Biscay ports; if he passes to the west of Atlantis, he can intercept f...

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 4:42am

Author: Brockpaine

German News and Events, 1948

That's a good epic score, too. I was actually following up Walter's reference to the opening quote and themesong to Conan the Barbarian... ;)

Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 10:21pm

Author: Brockpaine

German News and Events, 1948

Quoted from "Rooijen10" Let Bruce tell us of the days of high adventure! :D *Cue epic score*

Monday, March 26th 2018, 7:46pm

Author: Brockpaine

Noticias Argentinas 1948

As with the previous earthquake, the French and Chilean governments will offer their assistance. The Chileans will offer to send immediately some Army field hospital units, and some transport companies with trucks (Unimogs) and aircraft (large and small). If any assistance is required for search and rescue, other assistance can be sent as well...

Tuesday, March 13th 2018, 2:08pm

Author: Brockpaine

French News, 1948

Majority Denied - But a New Coalition Rises Wednesday, June 2, 1948 - The Alliance Républicaine failed to pick up a majority of Parliamentary seats in Sunday's election, gaining only two votes, both in Bretagne. However, the center-left Front Républicaine suffered significant losses in some of its traditional strongholds, and the Parti socialiste français also lost two seats. Surprisingly, the true beneficiary of the election turned out to be the Union pour la Démocratie Française (Union for Fre...