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    Quote Originally Posted by gaiasabre11 View Post
    Well then Alsace gets to keep the Exocets to herself. I'm even thinking of what it will be like if Alsace gets some BrahMos II onboard. Brahmos

    I can't comment on that, due to Spoilers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekaddict View Post
    I can't comment on that, due to Spoilers.
    Fair enough, but let me make one last comment on your Lion.

    Despite the fact I gave you tons of suggestions for improvements on your Lion, my design for Alsace is still Suuuuupperior to your design for your Lion. I still haven't put my design on to the drawing board yet due to university life consuming all available time I have now, but if you do want to check out my design for the Alsace class PM me, and I'll send you a copy once it's done properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaiasabre11 View Post
    Fair enough, but let me make one last comment on your Lion.

    Despite the fact I gave you tons of suggestions for improvements on your Lion, my design for Alsace is still Suuuuupperior to your design for your Lion. I still haven't made my design yet due to university life consuming all available time I have now, but if you do want to check out my design for the Alsace class PM me, and I'll send you a copy once it's done properly.
    Indeed I do. Whilst yours may be superiour, I made the Lion as it is to counter the American BBs, which are a mix between the South Dakota and Iowa Classes. ( That way, Lion is the largest Battleship afloat. ) Also bear in mind that your ships have a different threat potential than mine. I am not as much in need of Range for one, as wherever they could be used, a RN base isnt far, same goes for speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekaddict View Post
    Indeed I do. Whilst yours may be superiour, I made the Lion as it is to counter the American BBs, which are a mix between the South Carolina and Iowa Classes. ( That way, Lion is the largest Battleship afloat. )
    I assume you mean South "Dakota", the two do easily mix up with each other.

    Something to say before hand. My Alsace is also going to be larger than the Iowas (at around 50,000 tons standard). Smaller than the Montana class but having roughly the same firepower in terms of Broadside weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaiasabre11 View Post
    I assume you mean South "Dakota", the two do easily mix up with each other.

    Something to say before hand. My Alsace is also going to be larger than the Iowas (at round 50,000 tons standard). Smaller than the Montana but having roughly the same firepower in terms of Broadside weight.
    See, different threat potential, hence different size. Different legacy too, because size is a compensation for lack of...erm... Nelson?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekaddict View Post
    See, different threat potential, hence different size. Different legacy too, because size is a compensation for lack of...erm... Nelson?
    I say lack of Exocets on board. Anyways if you want a French BB comparable to your Lion in size I can bring in the Richelieu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaiasabre11 View Post
    I assume you mean South "Dakota", the two do easily mix up with each other.

    Something to say before hand. My Alsace is also going to be larger than the Iowas (at around 50,000 tons standard). Smaller than the Montana class but having roughly the same firepower in terms of Broadside weight.
    Having lived in South CAROLINA, I will point out the obvious that the two states are nothing alike sir.

    As to the South Dakotas, I presume that we are talking about the canceled BB-49 class and not the later, smaller BB-57s?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiMaSa View Post
    Having lived in South CAROLINA, I will point out the obvious that the two states are nothing alike sir.

    As to the South Dakotas, I presume that we are talking about the canceled BB-49 class and not the later, smaller BB-57s?
    I only meant that the names of the two BB class get mixed up easily.

    I'm actually talking about the BB-57s South Dakota Class (1939) which preceded the Iowa class BBs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaiasabre11 View Post
    I only meant that the names of the two BB class get mixed up easily.

    I'm actually talking about the BB-57s South Dakota Class (1939) which preceded the Iowa class BBs.
    As was I. I see I really have to do that America Storyline I was thinking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaiasabre11 View Post
    I only meant that the names of the two BB class get mixed up easily.

    I'm actually talking about the BB-57s South Dakota Class (1939) which preceded the Iowa class BBs.
    Too bad... Something very righteous about a battleship with 12x16" guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiMaSa View Post
    Too bad... Something very righteous about a battleship with 12x16" guns.
    Hehe. Well, 16" is the upper limit for BB guns in TTL, as the KGVs will be the last pre-Lion BBs, ( as you should all know. Read the Intermission #1 damn you! ) and the Yamato, if she will be built, will be seen as an utterly bonkers waste of good steel. Yes I know that the OTL Dakotas had 16", and she will have them in TTL, along with the Union Class, which is the class I am referring to. However, whilst the calibre might be smaller, the British guns are more powerful due to better metallurgics, fire control and propellant technology.

    Also: I really start to write this stuff down. I seriously need to do an Intermission on the American Armed Forces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekaddict View Post
    Hehe. Well, 16" is the upper limit for BB guns in TTL, as the KGVs will be the last pre-Lion BBs, ( as you should all know. Read the Intermission #1 damn you! ) and the Yamato, if she will be built, will be seen as an utterly bonkers waste of good steel. Yes I know that the OTL Dakotas had 16", and she will have them in TTL, along with the Union Class, which is the class I am referring to. However, whilst the calibre might be smaller, the British guns are more powerful due to better metallurgics, fire control and propellant technology.

    Also: I really start to write this stuff down. I seriously need to do an Intermission on the American Armed Forces.
    Yes, you do need to start make notes or all those stuff you want to write may overwhelm you.

    So according to you saying that British gunery are superior to their American counterpart, does it mean that the British guns are more powerful or the Yanks have less powerful guns than in real life? Perhaps even a combination of both factors?

    Anyways, my guns for the Alsace will be on par with the Iowas' guns if not more powerful. Plus the Alsace is going to have 12 main guns.
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    gaiasabre11 re notes: Indeed I do. re gunnery: I combination of both I think.

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    Le Jones I didn't know about the live boats.

    As in the intermission, Vanguard is designed but not built on the grounds of a) being ugly ( ) and b) not needed as the Carrier Force is more important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekaddict View Post
    gaiasabre11 re notes: Indeed I do. re gunnery: I combination of both I think.
    Whoa! 5000 posts for you, trek.

    Anyways I'm thinking of how do I prove that Alsace has better gunnery than your Lion. Perhaps because Alsace fires Shells of Supreme (French) Awesomeness?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaiasabre11 View Post
    Whoa! 5000 posts for you, trek.

    Anyways I'm thinking of how do I prove that Alsace has better gunnery than your Lion. Perhaps because Alsace fires Shells of Supreme (French) Awesomeness?
    I dunno about the armour piercing abilities of smelly cheese.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaiasabre11 View Post
    Perhaps because Alsace fires Shells of Supreme (French) Awesomeness?
    ... I think I smell an oxymoron... Just tricking
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekaddict View Post
    I dunno about the armour piercing abilities of smelly cheese.....
    The cheese is reserved for HE shells. A HE French Cheese shell can fill the enemy vessel with an atmosphere of French Awesomeness and cause the crew to lose the willingness to fight on. A little more wine also adds to the effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaiasabre11 View Post
    The cheese is reserved for HE shells. A HE French Cheese shell can fill the enemy vessel with an atmosphere of French Awesomeness and cause the crew to lose the willingness to fight on.
    Ahh so that's why France had the reputation for losing the will to fight so early, the soldiers have cheese during their nine hour lunch breaks!
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