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549 weeks ago @ Eric Flint's plac... - STORM FROM THE SHADOWS... · 0 replies · +1 points

ThisIsntGulfofTonkin.ItsmoreliketheOpiumWars.ExceptthattheSolarianLeagewonthave
thetimetorespond

549 weeks ago @ Eric Flint's plac... - STORM FROM THE SHADOWS... · 3 replies · +1 points

And Brule is close to Bruja which means witch in spanish. So what, doesn't it describe the scum?

550 weeks ago @ Eric Flint's plac... - STORM FROM THE SHADOWS... · 0 replies · +1 points

If you notice, he also says he doesn't know the officer's name. BOGUS! And you're right about customs. This part reminds me a lot of On Basilisk Station, when Honor was stopping foreign flag vessels at Basilisk. Plus a lot of the things he complained about are things any customs party might do. "We were the only ones to be searched" NONSENSE!

550 weeks ago @ Eric Flint's plac... - STORM FROM THE SHADOWS... · 0 replies · +1 points

I expect that Byng's whole force will be wiped out.

550 weeks ago @ Eric Flint's plac... - STORM FROM THE SHADOWS... · 1 reply · +2 points

The thing is, when was the last time MESA fought a real war? They get by with espionage and manipulation of hostile governments, but what's their real agenda? They don't have the ships to win a real war with ANY of those major powers you mentioned, except the Silesian Confederacy, which no longer exists. So talk about the law of unintended consquences!

550 weeks ago @ Eric Flint's plac... - STORM FROM THE SHADOWS... · 5 replies · +1 points

You're absolutely right. I see the LAC as going the sailing cannon armed gunboat to the Italian MAS/American PT boat. Both couldn't stand up to even destroyers with their main armament, but could use torpedos to sink every class of ship. It was T. B.s that brought back the destroyer/corvette/frigate class in every navy. Well... them and
Submarines.

550 weeks ago @ Eric Flint's plac... - STORM FROM THE SHADOWS... · 0 replies · +1 points

It's like the Germans building a whole Navy in less than forty years. And I think the League, now that I think of it, is the Spanish. They DID have one of the biggest navies in the world before the Armada, and big fleets after. Anyone agree?

550 weeks ago @ Eric Flint's plac... - STORM FROM THE SHADOWS... · 21 replies · +1 points

What do you think Byng's casualties will be like if he "wins" I say it will be like this: Forces taken into combat 18 battlecrusiers and 12 Superdreadnaughts and 45 escorts. Remaining forces 1 battlecrusier, 4 destroyers.

550 weeks ago @ Eric Flint's plac... - STORM FROM THE SHADOWS... · 9 replies · +1 points

So Askew has figured out the FTL coms, the pod-era missile defenses, and the general combat level of the Manticoran navy of Flag in Exile. Will they figure out more? Will it be believed?

550 weeks ago @ Eric Flint's plac... - STORM FROM THE SHADOWS... · 4 replies · +1 points

Why do people think that the bureaucracies will survive intact if the League goes down? And Mesa to conquer the rump League??? Nonsense. At SOME point Manticore and Haven will find out they've been manipulated, and then, Mesa is dead. Their military, special weapons and all, will go down in, what, 2 years? I say that Manticore will after destroying all their ships and shipyards/spacestations, impose a PERMANENT blockade. No Mesans out, no others in. No ships. Like what the Terran Federation did to the Thebans in Crusade.