- Sep 10, 2008
Looks like you're right, I tried to fix it a bit in last week's updateSources vary of course but this exact source notes that the Russian War Ministry and Minister argued that partial mobilisation was not technically possible.
Game kind of tied my hands there. For whatever weird reason DOW did not occur last week, and hence I was unable to seize the Ottoman dreadnoughts through the event triggered.That is a ballsy move by the Ottomans.
War it is.The hour for words has passed. It is now the hour for deeds, for the bullet and the bayonet.
I have noticed pro-entente sentiments when reading up on the history (naturally), and I do find the Germans less responsible for WWI as I find a global Imperial mindset as a whole at fault.A while back I read a book defending the German perspective on the war, and it has made me understand this powerful quote a whole lot better. Grey was dictating foreign policy for the 9 years before the beginning of the war. He declined multiple calls for rapprochement and reaffirmed British relations to the Entente. At that moment, he realized what he was partially responsible for.
Treason.This is the real problem with the British war effort, filthy bean-juice drinkers in the highest ranks of the Army. Fingers crossed he does indeed go to France and get hit with a shell in the face.
Seeing as he's just a captain, I'd be surprised if our bean drinker had much to do with it.it wouldn't surprise me if it was his catastrophically malignant incompetence that allowed the Ottoman Dreadnoughts to escape.
IIRC the sea trials were finished and OTL they were confiscated simply because the British ran out of excuses to delay handing them over. ITL they were boarded at night, with no incident. Honestly I find that more plausible than Churchill handing them over.At this point they were on sea-trials with an entirely British crew, so short of the Ottomans making a boarding action and taking that crew hostage they cannot get them. And if the Ottomans have taken two crews hostage and stolen two ships (they aren't Ottoman property till after sea trials are complete) that is an act of war.
War breaks out this week. I'll be posting some different looking graphics, let me know if they work for you guys.