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Battles are not about dying to the last man, they weren't Spartans at Thermopylae for goshs sake. They held as long as they could, then evacuated, like Dunkirk. You are not suggesting Dunkirk was a surrender are you my good man?

I honestly always have had trouble seeing Dunkirk as anything but a rout, and Crete (the whole British Greek campaign actually) as a disaster.
 

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I honestly always have had trouble seeing Dunkirk as anything but a rout, and Crete (the whole British Greek campaign actually) as a disaster.
trek, I have to answer this just quickly. Then the end of it, I swear.

Dunkirk may not have been a victory, but it wasn't a defeat. As with Crete, it also may not have been a victory, but it did have one small victorious outcome, the German Fallshrimjaeger were so badly mauled that they were never considered for offensive operations again, and were only used as ground troops, apart from small instances. Commonwealth troops therefore destroyed a very effective weapon the Germans had at their disposal.
We could continue this via PM if you like, but otherwise we can agree to disagree :)
 

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As said, would Slim be a good choice for the GoC Far East? Currently he is on my list of candidates, and barring unforseen circumstances ( i.e. him turning out to be a closet communist or something like that ) he will be replacing Percival soon.
 

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Slim would be the only choice for that. He was in charge of the Burma Corps after all
 

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Yes Slim is vital. ITs not like I'm being loyal to him becuase he went to my school.....l.
 

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General Sir William Slim is a good option. I would add to the list, by the way, general sir Montagu Stopford.
 

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Good. Slim it is then. The commander of RAF Far East is also already decided. Only the Navy is vacant because not really important for now.


Also, I made this. The approximate front. I have no idead how much ground 30-ish Divisions could actually cover, but blue is the BEF.

18th June 1940. The Germans might try to make a push to the south along the Meuse. If only I knew why..... :D


 

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Slim would be the only choice for that. He was in charge of the Burma Corps after all

Whilst Slim is obviously the best choice, is he not at this point in the story far too junior for a command like that?
 

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Whilst Slim is obviously the best choice, is he not at this point in the story far too junior for a command like that?

Probably. But I guess I can put him on the Staff of GOc Far East, where he would quickly rise once Percivals failings become apparent.
 
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Probably. But I guess I can put him on the Staff of GOc Far East, where he would quickly rise once Percivals failings become apparent.

Well, I'm sure the "rabbit" Percival can still do something astonishing, right? :p
 

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thats quite a terrifying bulge further south :eek:
 

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Hmmm do I predict a Dunkirk style situation, in which the BEF and allied armies are evacuated from Holand, or possibly even Dunkirk. As the French will fail to hold almost certainly.
 

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Hmmm do I predict a Dunkirk style situation, in which the BEF and allied armies are evacuated from Holand, or possibly even Dunkirk. As the French will fail to hold almost certainly.

Hmm. That depends. More on that in the next update.
 

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Also, the KG-VI Carrier is almost done. Hooray. After that the next project are several smaller ships, fast attack craft and the likes. I will try and construct ships from the keel up.
 

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Also, the KG-VI Carrier is almost done. Hooray. After that the next project are several smaller ships, fast attack craft and the likes. I will try and construct ships from the keel up.
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Thought there was a rule never to name a ship after a ruling monarch (or is this naval porn for the future?)
 

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:confused:

Thought there was a rule never to name a ship after a ruling monarch (or is this naval porn for the future?)

i didnt know that! is that in case it sinks and its kind of a bad omen?
 

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:confused:

Thought there was a rule never to name a ship after a ruling monarch (or is this naval porn for the future?)

I'm quite sure that this is incorrect. There have been loads of examples of this (HMS Victoria being the obvious one). The only reason that KG5 was so named was because his son (the nice one, not the naughty one) didn't want a ship named after him and therefore named it after his father.

In fact, I actually think there was a tradition of naming the first new class of warships in a reign after the new monarch. HMS King Edward VIII and so on...