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by Bureaucromancer
Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Hypothetical story rules?
Replies: 2
Views: 1229

Re: Hypothetical story rules?

You're free and clear to do it. With a quick search http://justinelarbalestier.com/blog/200 ... dor-ideas/ is a damn good explanation.

PS: HOW did I manage to put that link in LIST tags originally? HOW? :shock:
by Bureaucromancer
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: If the aircraft had never been invented...
Replies: 45
Views: 4866

Re: If the aircraft had never been invented...

Battleships certainly would have dominated for a few more years, but anti ship missiles would have posed a definite problem. I have real problems imagining that ships would grow all that much more than they did though. There are certainly improvements to be made in rate of fire and automation of lar...
by Bureaucromancer
Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: British pilots American carriers
Replies: 6
Views: 4318

Re: British pilots American carriers

I have to agree that it is quite strange not to keep something on the order of a full squadron operational. Honestly it seems like the only reasonable way to have dealt with this situation (which is itself absolute crap) would have been to keep a training squadron (or maybe half squad) running in th...
by Bureaucromancer
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: What about a modern ship-of-the-line?
Replies: 3
Views: 4227

Re: What about a modern ship-of-the-line?

1st, you're not going to need the armour to be anything like classic battleship. It's simply not going to take gunfire from large calibre weapons, in which case be might as well call it a battlecruiser. Next, take a look at the benefits of large calibre guns. 16'' is just not needed for this kind of...
by Bureaucromancer
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Jackie Fisher
Replies: 3
Views: 4505

Re: Jackie Fisher

Thanks, will take a look.
by Bureaucromancer
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Women On Submarines Considered
Replies: 22
Views: 15310

Re: Women On Submarines Considered

The inability of most women to move around heavy weights is another issue. you'd be surprised how many things like that there are on a submarine. Has the rest of the navy had problems with this? What about Canada, or any of the other countries that have already integrated the submarine fleet. Hell,...
by Bureaucromancer
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Jackie Fisher
Replies: 3
Views: 4505

Jackie Fisher

I'm wondering if anyone is aware of a good biography of Jackie Fisher out there? I haven't done a greatly detailed search, but there doesn't seem to be a whole lot for how important he was...