A Devastating Alternate Second World War

December 18, 2007

Second World War Timeline updated...

I've updated the Second World War timeline page so that the new maps and segments 53.1 and 53.2 now appear there.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Olefin here

Bobby just a couple of quick questions on the eve of the new update

1) Are the Germans putting together any kind of force to take the Petsamo area in Finland away from the Soviets using troops they already have in Norway in the Kirkenes area – mainly for the ice free port there and also the nickel mines?

2) Are the Tigers back in action and will the next update show them fighting to break thru the Beria line fortifications?

3) We know that the Italian navy is concentrating to keep the Western and central Med under their control. Previously you mentioned the Germans had established bases in the Med for their navy – how big are German naval units in the Med and are they operating independently of the Italians?

4) How long will it be till the Germans have some kind of B-34 defense in place now that Japan has managed to kill at least one B-34 using their rocket interceptors?

Anonymous said...

Bobby, glad to hear the board will be back upsoon. Where are the maps? I went to the 2nd ww page but no new maps yet. John1761

Bobby Hardenbrook said...

You may need to hit 'refresh' in your browser before you see the new maps and segments.
Note that this isn't really new stuff, its just stuff from a few months ago that previously was only up here on the main site.

Anonymous said...

Olefin here - reply Bobby gave me on my question that was emailed to me

here goes

Bobby just a couple of quick questions on the eve of the new update



1) Are the Germans putting together any kind of force to take the Petsamo area in Finland away from the Soviets using troops they already have in Norway in the Kirkenes area – mainly for the ice free port there and also the nickel mines?


They don't have any plans for this in the short-term. All of their effort is going into the pushes towards Leningrad and Smolensk. Thats the crux of the Eastern Front.



2) Are the Tigers back in action and will the next update show them fighting to break thru the Beria line fortifications?


Tigers, or heavy tanks resembling them, are certainly in action against fortified and dense urban targets. Not sure if they'll get a direct mention or not.


3) We know that the Italian navy is concentrating to keep the Western and central Med under their control. Previously you mentioned the Germans had established bases in the Med for their navy – how big are German naval units in the Med and are they operating independently of the Italians?


The German naval presence in the Med is mostly submarines and their supporting facilities, plus some naval aviation based out of southern Spain and southern France.

Bobby

Anonymous said...

Olefin here - Bobby found a continuity error I never noticed in the last two updates - you may want to slightly modify them if possible.

July 5th - German units are within 30 km of Leningrad itself.

August 1st - advanced German units are within 30 km of Leningrad.

The August 1st update clearly makes it sound like the Germans just got to that distance. However the July 5th update says they were already there.

Not sure if you noticed - either it sounds like they were temporarily driven back (which wouldnt make sense with the rest of the update - i.e. Soviets in chaos in the north) or you may want to correct one of those dates to get the right distance - i.e. 30km on July 5th and say 15 km or whatever on August 1st.

Anonymous said...

Olefin again - from Bobby

Good catch. I changed it so they're they're 40km away on July 5th and 25km away on August 1st

Bobby

Anonymous said...

Hi, Tried to refresh and still can't get the maps. John1761

Anonymous said...

Bobby, EXCELLENT WORK!!! Im sure I speak for a bunch of us when I say I am greatly anticipating the next update!!!

swfcane

craig said...

Craig here,

Given that its 1949, would the US Navy be building Midway-class carriers in the same number the Essex-class carriers were in the OTL? Or would have they gone to the United States-class?

Next, given that the only reason that the Montana-class battleships weren't built was due to a lack of ship construction space, would they have been built by 1949? The first four were due to be laid-down in 1945, so concieveably, they could have taken on Germany's H-Class (successor to Bismarck-class).

Craig

craig said...

BTW,

I think your book (s) are great!

I downloaded all of them and pasted them into a MS Word document.
Once I get the font (size-8) and formatting done, I'll convert it into a pdf file (with tabs to the Chapters).
Will be interesting to see the invasion of Japan. You better pick the right time of the year, otherwise no cross-country movement because of the monsoon-flooded terrain.

Craig

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