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Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 11:36pm

Author: Brockpaine

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1948

Quoted from "Rooijen10" While Japan would not mind helping out Mongolia, its location is a bit of an issue. Getting stuff to them through China or Chinese airspace is obviously not an option and Japan is a bit wary sending stuff to Mongolia through Russia or Russian airspace (if they would even get permission). Nations with good relations with Russia seem to be the most obvious choice for Mongolia to do some shopping. At the present time, the Russians wouldn't actually object to allowing the Ja...

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 10:30pm

Author: Brockpaine

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1948

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" Yugoslavia sends catalogs to Ulan Bator Niislel Khuree. Fixed for you! ;) Ulaanbaatar was selected as the name for the city after the Communist takeover. It means "Red Hero". Since the Communists aren't in charge in Mongolia, the name remains Niislel Khuree (or sometimes Urga), which was the name used from independence in 1911.

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 9:42pm

Author: Brockpaine

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1948

Earthquake Hits Ashkhabad October - A major earthquake has affected the city of Ashkhabad, in the Turkmen Federated Republic. Trade Agreement With Nordmark October - During his recent trip to Stockholm to meet with leaders of the Kingdom of Nordmark, Chairman of the Government Sergetov signed a memorandum of understanding to broaden trade between the Russian and Nordish economies. One aspect of the agreement includes the revitalization of a 1524mm double-track railway line between Petrograd and ...

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 4:54pm

Author: Brockpaine

Philippine News and Events 1949

I don't think it ended up in the encyclopedia, but Jason did firmly say that both the P-59 and P-80 made their appearance in the USAAF.

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 4:12pm

Author: Brockpaine

Philippine News and Events 1949

Quoted from "Hood" Well so far nobody has any reason to be particularly impressed by the MiG-15. Yes its swept wing and offers good performance, but so far its largely an unknown. Correct. It's not being used in combat anywhere, and Russia isn't advertising its capabilities outside its allies and the two countries that have bought it for export (Bulgaria and the Philippines). Probably the only reason that anyone would pay attention to the MiG-15 at all at the moment is if they've managed to get...

Saturday, July 13th 2019, 5:09am

Author: Brockpaine

Yugoslav News and Events 1949

OOC for information at large: In Wesworld, the Russian Civil War was averted by Tsar Nikolai's abdication in 1917, and he and his family went into exile. Nikolai himself lives in a splendid house by the sea in Tangier, which he rarely leaves, preferring a degree of solitude and isolation. There have been rumors - unsubstantiated, of course - that Nikolai made some sort of 'secret deal' with one of the past Russian governments that he would discourage any Russian royalist movements in exchange fo...

Monday, July 8th 2019, 10:01pm

Author: Brockpaine

Varyag-class Cruiser

Quoted from "thesmilingassassin" I'm curious as to what the 4x2 version looks like. If they are all in one fleet having three ships with 4x2 rather than four ships of 3x2 shouldn't really matter if you can produce something a little tougher in the armour department. At the moment, I really only have a pair of ships in mind (Varyag and Bayan, although I won't rule out a follow-on or two for 1950, since I have the turrets available. Here's the 4x2 design. There are some tradeoffs made with this 4...

Monday, July 8th 2019, 5:07pm

Author: Brockpaine

Varyag-class Cruiser

Here's a design that I'm considering for Russia in 1949. Back in 1948, I retired the four escort cruisers of the original Varyag-class. These were basically part of the Cleito Treaty-era escort cruisers, and were deployed to the Northern Fleet. However, they were among the least modernization-friendly ships of that period, and therefore I retired and scrapped them, which is a simply shocking lack of Russian frugality - retaining equipment well past it's use-by date. However, I've got twelve twin...

Tuesday, June 25th 2019, 9:58pm

Author: Brockpaine

French News, 1948

Navy Continues Revitalization of the Forces Sous-Marins Friday, October 1, 1948 - Continuing the plan laid out by Minister of National Defense Édouard Delcroix, the DCNS naval shipyards have laid down four new submarines of the Aréthuse class. These boats are a larger variant of the Cybèle class designed for potential export sales, with four vessels being purchased by the French Navy earlier this year to replace obsolescent ships deployed in Dunkerque. The larger Aréthuse class has a number of a...

Tuesday, June 25th 2019, 7:03am

Author: Brockpaine

Nordish Tanks

I've spent some time putting together a plan for the Nordish Pansartrupperna that will cover the period of 1942-1950. I haven't written up all of the details yet, but in general, I'd like to lay out what I've determined. 1. I'm going to posit that the Nordish have re-organized their armoured forces since we last saw them in 1937. The three armoured divisions (each with four tank battalions) are replaced by twelve armoured brigades (each with a tank battalion). This allows them to wield their fig...

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 6:59pm

Author: Brockpaine

Nordish Tanks

Funny that you mentioned this - I was actually considering the option of using some 32TP Lwica components (hull, drivetrain, engines, etc) and substituting a Nordish gun and turret.

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 6:09pm

Author: Brockpaine

Nordish Tanks

Quoted from "Rooijen10" Considering relations, I would think that they would look at South Africa first before any other nation. I'd tend to agree, were it not that (at least from the encyclopedia) about 2/3rds of Nordmark's older tanks were straight up either ordered from Germany or license-built German designs. I think that's slightly odd, since OTL Sweden at least had a modest local design capability, and rarely bought foreign. So at least in the past there was definitely a pretty close conn...

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 4:21am

Author: Brockpaine

Nordish Tanks

Last we saw the Nordish armoured forces, three armoured divisions were on the books (although two of them were being formed). The Nords had what was at that time a powerful and numerous mix of both German-built and Nordish license-built Panzer IIs and IIIs, with a hefty smattering of Nordish-designed Leopard I tanks on the side. In the 1940s, Sweden attempted to maintain parity with their European neighbors in terms of medium tank development, but the developments of WWII simply overwhelmed thei...

Monday, June 10th 2019, 9:35pm

Author: Brockpaine

Nordish Tanks

I'm in the middle of putting together something for the 1949 International Army Games that Russia hosts, and I wanted to include the currently-NPC Nordish army in the tank biathlon section. At the moment, the last we've heard of Nordish armour is the m/42, which is a sadly outdated design by 1949 standards. This in spite of Sweden's long historical interest and innovation in armoured development. Would anyone object if I offered ups some detail to Nordish armoured equipment?

Sunday, June 2nd 2019, 2:22am

Author: Brockpaine

French News, 1948

Among the largest. ;) Although I might've missed something, I think they ARE actually the largest ships currently being built in Europe, though obviously Ishinajengo is significantly larger in displacement.

Saturday, June 1st 2019, 7:35pm

Author: Brockpaine

French News, 1948

Newest Carrier Laid Down in Marseilles Thursday, July 1, 1948 - The new aircraft carrier Tonnant was laid down today in Marseilles. The Tonnant and her sister ship Terrible are currently among the largest warships under construction in Europe or abroad. French Parlementarian and Wife Arrested by Italy Friday, July 9, 1948 - According to the French consulate in Naples, French member of Parliament Henri Castel and his Italian-born wife Giulia were arrested on the charge of spying yesterday while r...

Friday, May 31st 2019, 9:03pm

Author: Brockpaine

French Destroyers

Poursuivante-class, French Escorteur d'escadre laid down 1948 Displacement: 3,850 t light; 4,209 t standard; 4,972 t normal; 5,583 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 501.08 ft / 492.13 ft x 49.54 ft x 15.75 ft (normal load) 152.73 m / 150.00 m x 15.10 m x 4.80 m Armament: 8 - 5.12" / 130 mm guns (4x2 guns), 79.37lbs / 36.00kg shells, 1948 Model Automatic rapid fire guns in deck mounts with hoists on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring 8 - 2....

Thursday, May 30th 2019, 3:52pm

Author: Brockpaine

Youtube Channel Recommendation

Quoted from "Hood" I see the baby must be keeping you awake at nights. ;) :D There's definitely been some of that, yes! :P Although when I'm up with him at night, I tend to avoid videos with a lot of talking, since I tend to miss 75% of the information when Squeaker starts squeaking. (We nicknamed him Squeaker since his cry is... very high-pitched.) In those circumstances, my go-to channel is actually HinduCowGirl - a Norwegian locomotive engineer who puts a 4K camera in the front of his/her tr...

Wednesday, May 29th 2019, 10:52pm

Author: Brockpaine

France, Q4/1948

Q4/1948 Notable Ship Movements of the Marine Nationale A general overview of the major exercises and operations being undertaken during Q4/1948 by the Marine Nationale. This list is representative and not exhaustive. Flotte de l'Atlantique -- Operation Tigre 48: FO Atlantique Nord (temporary designation "Force Tigre"), under Admiral R. Godfroy sent to Indochina. Force includes carriers Clemenceau, and Gambetta functioning as aircraft transports. (Continuing mission started Q1/48.) -- Operation P...

Wednesday, May 29th 2019, 10:49pm

Author: Brockpaine

France, Q4/1948

Marine Nationale Order of Battle, January 1st, 1949 The Marine Nationale is divided into three major and one minor fleet organizations based on geography: the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Pacific Fleets, and the Indian Ocean Flotilla. Due to differing mission priorities as well as effective command and control, the Pacific Fleet is subdivided into East and West, each incorporating a defined overall operations area, although both exist under the same overall command. The Mediterranean Fleet posse...