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Monday, November 13th 2017, 9:40pm

Author: Brockpaine

French News, 1948

Cam Ranh Bay, Indochina Thursday, April 15, 1948 Claude Masson reviewed the files in front of him with a mix of frustration and amusement. Dieuxeme Bureau had failed to make a covert approach to inspect the junk spotted in Pattaya, because the Yamaguchi-gumi - a Japanese criminal syndicate - had purchased the vessel, apparently for use in their own underworld activities. The vessel ended up sailing from Pattaya after only a few days... ...and went right back to Indochina, where the Indochinese N...

Monday, November 13th 2017, 7:03pm

Author: Brockpaine

Unternehmen Wachsame Entschlossenheit

RF Navy, by way of their naval attaché, expresses their congratulations to Vizeadmiral Engel for his promotion.

Wednesday, November 8th 2017, 3:08pm

Author: Brockpaine

Retired Ships

Varyag class, Russian Escort Cruiser laid down 1931 Displacement: 5,466 t light; 5,799 t standard; 6,502 t normal; 7,064 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 436.12 ft / 426.51 ft x 45.93 ft (Bulges 54.13 ft) x 18.42 ft (normal load) 132.93 m / 130.00 m x 14.00 m (Bulges 16.50 m) x 5.62 m Armament: 6 - 9.21" / 234 mm guns (3x2 guns), 440.92lbs / 200.00kg shells, 1931 Model Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes) on centreline, evenly spread Aft Main mounts separa...

Wednesday, November 8th 2017, 2:47pm

Author: Brockpaine

Beijing Newspaper Q1/1948 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

OOC: Okay, thanks for the info. Russian cruiser Admiral Senyavin will be dispatched to shadow the Zhuhai once it reaches the Bering Sea. IC: Quoted RF Foreign Ministry to Chinese Empire: The Chinese Empire is advised that if it attempts to undertake any actions in the Arctic beyond the Bering Straits, as is currently planned by the publicized news of the Zhuhai expedition, it will be interpreted as a challenge to the Russian Federation's long-term geo-strategic interests. :)

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 7:51pm

Author: Brockpaine

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1948

Results of the International Army Games / Militariad, 1948 ALPINIST CHALLENGE -- Overview: Tests mountain infantry skills in a series of events including skiing, free and rope climbing, and shooting. -- Defending Champion: France. -- Location: Labinsk, Krasnodar Krai -- Prize: Winning team receives the gold Alpinist's Medallion and three thousand rubles prize money. Rankings 1. Romania - Vânători de munte 2. France - 199e Bataillon de Chasseurs de Haute Montagne 3. Nordmark - Jegerkompaniet 4. G...

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 7:47pm

Author: Brockpaine

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1948

New Agency Formed Month - The 3rd Special Bureau of the Military-Industrial Commission has been reformed into the Rossiyskoe aviatsionno-kosmicheskoe agentstvo (Russian Aviation and Cosmic Agency) with the goal of overseeing centralized planning for Russian high-altitude rocketry endeavors. The agency, which will be headed by its new director Pavlov Polzin, will report to the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation. Gang Survives Brush With Army April - Ukrainian bandits Oleksandr I...

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 3:23pm

Author: Brockpaine

Unternehmen Wachsame Entschlossenheit

Quoted from "Hood" It's a shame I hadn't clocked this before as Admiral Kolchak's cruise during the recent exercises would probably have had some influence in Admiralty fleet movements, shadowing etc. Maybe uncertainty if he would join the exercise in some capacity. OOC, probably wouldn't have registered at all. Here's the Admiral Kolchak's timeline which I provided to Bruce: Quoted Departed Sevastopol - Saturday, April 10th Arrived at Mers-el-Kebir - Friday, April 16th Departed Mers-el-Kebir -...

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 4:46am

Author: Brockpaine

Unternehmen Wachsame Entschlossenheit

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" I know. If you look carefully at the exchanges between Abashvili and the other Russian officers in the previous post, I did my best to follow that convention. When writing from a non-Russian perspective though I tend to follow more normal conventions. Aha, I haven't noticed that.

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 4:37am

Author: Brockpaine

Unternehmen Wachsame Entschlossenheit

Otlichno! Looking forward to seeing more of the Kolchak at play. For the record, Admiral Kolchak's cruise from the Black Sea to the Baltic is the first time either of the Admiral Lazarev-class have made any appearance outside Russian territorial seas. Assigning the ship not only a foreign port visit, but a deployment to join the force in Warnemünde, should express the gravity of the VMF Rossii's interest in Pioner / Wachsame Entschlossenheit - and perhaps also a token of how far the Russo-German...

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 5:53pm

Author: Brockpaine

Retired Ships

Project 14 Khitriy, Russian Coast Defense Submarine laid down 1925 Displacement: 365 t light; 374 t standard; 444 t normal; 500 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 147.64 ft / 147.64 ft x 17.88 ft x 12.80 ft (normal load) 45.00 m / 45.00 m x 5.45 m x 3.90 m Armament: 1 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns in single mounts, 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1925 Model Anti-aircraft gun in deck mount on centreline forward Weight of broadside 2 lbs / 1 kg Shells per gun, main battery: 500 4 - ...

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 5:52pm

Author: Brockpaine

Retired Ships

Tashkent Class, Russian Destroyer laid down 1921 Displacement: 1,446 t light; 1,496 t standard; 1,652 t normal; 1,771 t full load Loading submergence 206 tons/feet Dimensions: 377.30 ft x 32.81 ft x 10.50 ft (normal load) 115.00 m x 10.00 m x 3.20 m Armament: 3 - 5.12" / 130 mm guns 4 - 1.46" / 37 mm AA guns 4 - 0.50" / 13 mm guns Weight of broadside 208 lbs / 94 kg 9 - 21.0" / 533 mm above water torpedoes 50 tons depth charges/mines Machinery: Oil fired boilers, steam turbines, Geared drive, 2 ...

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 5:47pm

Author: Brockpaine

Miscellaneous Notes on the Russian Federation

Place Names that Differ from OTL to WWTL In the Soviet Union, a lot of towns and cities were historically renamed to reflect the Communist takeover, and many of these names remain even after the fall of the CCCP. Some towns, founded in the Communist era, similarly have names that reflect Communist rule. In Wesworld, a number of these cities have not changed their names, were founded under a different name, etc. Here is an approximate (incomplete) list of locations, compiled as I encounter them. ...

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 4:55pm

Author: Brockpaine

Russia, Q2/1948

Q2/1948 Notable Ship Movements of the VMF Rossii A general overview of the major exercises and operations being undertaken during Q1/1948 by the VMF Rossii. This list is not exhaustive. I reserve the right to make changes as necessary based on ongoing in-game activities. Baltic Fleet -- Operational Exercise of Special Designation Pioner (Pioneer): 13th Destroyer Flotilla (Special Assignments Command) under P. Kozyukhin participating in extended multinational naval exercise with German Navy in Ba...

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 4:54pm

Author: Brockpaine

Russia, Q2/1948

Baltic Sea Fleet 1st Battle Division (Tallinn): Revanche (F), Represselya Baltic Sea Fleet Cruiser Group 17th Cruiser Squadron (Kronshtadt): Rynda (F), Diana 3rd Cruiser Squadron (Tallinn): Petrograd (F), Tbilisi, Baku, Omsk, Krasnodar, Astrakhan 10th Cruiser Squadron (Tallinn): Minsk (F), Samarakand, Tula, Grozniy, Bryansk, Irkutsk Baltic Sea Fleet Destroyer Group 2nd Destroyer Flotilla (Tallinn): Parnu, Nizhny Novgorod, Ufa, Kemerovo, Vyatka, Kaluga, Sochi, Shakhty, Armavir, Norilsk, Kamensk-U...

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 4:53pm

Author: Brockpaine

Russia, Q2/1948

Report for Q2/1948 Industrial Allocation - 33 / 33 factories producing 33,000t materials. - 0/33 factories producing infrastructure - 26,576t from stockpile. - 0t from transactions. - 3,674t from scrapping. - 63,250t materials total. - 46,568t used. - 16,682t stored for Q3/48. Infrastructure Development None Naval Construction Petrograd: Almaz Shipbuilding Company, Sudomekh Shipyard No. 196, Severnaya Verf No.190, and Baltic Shipyard No.189 Class 4 Slip #1 - Admiral Kornilov-class (Project 81) l...

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 5:28pm

Author: Brockpaine

Beijing Newspaper Q1/1948 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

Quoted from "parador" Saturday 10. January – near Sunda Strait „My fleet“, the admiral muttered to himself, „No wonder we have been shadowed since we left our fleetbase“ - he thought as he once again recognized in his binoculars the english ships.[/align] The French cruiser Saint Louis will also be playing the Russian Trawler Game. :) The French will stay about 10km back, unless the "English ships" are getting in their way - at which point the French might drop back further, over the horizon, u...

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 4:58pm

Author: Brockpaine

Beijing Newspaper Q1/1948 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

Quoted from "parador" China could never know what the Filipinos are up to. Uh, is that backwards?

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 7:58pm

Author: Brockpaine

Unternehmen Donnerschlag (Operation Thunderclap)

Copenhagen, Denmark Wednesday, April 21st, 1948 "A pity you're so soon to leave us," Kommandør Hans Mikkelsen offered, as he took a sip of his wine and settled back into his overstuffed armchair. "Do you know yet what ship you're going to get?" "No idea," Capitaine de vaisseau Philippe Delcroix replied. He paused before offering his speculation. "But I'm supposed to report to La Rochelle within the next two weeks for new construction. That probably means one of the new Lafayette class cruisers."...