The Dark Lord Kelebek
- Mar 4, 2016
The problem is they don't have a plan. We need to come up with a few that they could feasibly come up with and push, and then hopefully get the best one selected. But we certainly want them to be thinking, rather than sitting idle and getting bored. Churchill for one should never, EVER be bored in wartime. Strange things happen.It's not a group brimming with initative, don't expect incredibly daring and innovative tactical shocks, but it's strong on gunnery, training and following the plan.
The naval plans that I can think off right now that they might suggest would be a Baltic landing, a Balkan landing and, depending on what the Ottomans do, an Anatolian landing. Of those, we can discount the latter for now because hopefully turkey doesn't get involved. Unless they make it very apparent before the war starts, which might change the whole strategy of the EC plan (Russia takes Austria, France takes Germany, Britian takes turkey) or something like that.
So the choice between assaulting against Germany or Austria. Well...I think everyone would prefer the former, since it would be easier and far less risky than steaming into the Med, up the Adriatic and landing in the middle of the invasion of Serbia. So realistically, if the navy wants a plan, and they don't just default to economic blockades (it did work, but they could and should have been doing more), then they should either go for this Baltic assault or perhaps plan a comprehensive attack on several landings in turkey. Depends though, on what the Ottomans do and how well the French get support for direct aid on the western front.