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  1. Lord Sovereign

    21st century battleship thought experiment

    I wouldn't dispute the might of the US Navy, but I'd disagree here. Fleet actions are default for naval conflict, and we are in but an intermission. Due to technological progress (which is the trademark of our age) a weapon may shake the balance of power and dominate the battlefield. Then...
  2. Lord Sovereign

    21st century battleship thought experiment

    18th century ships of the line are just so god damn gorgeous. There's a reason some of my favourite spaceship designs of all time hail from Disney's Treasure Planet. Can you imagine what a military sci-fi with those sorts of ships would look like? In some respects, come to think of it, I'm not...
  3. Lord Sovereign

    EU Political Suppression of Alternative für Deutschland

    Not to mention that Medieval Knights were getting trashed by longbows and pikes two hundred years before gunpowder really started being used.
  4. Lord Sovereign

    EU Political Suppression of Alternative für Deutschland

    Ironically, the current behaviour of the German establishment does nothing but strengthen the AfD. Suppressing the feeling of a good chunk of the population does not make it go away, it only galvanizes and attracts more to their banner as more and more people just become fed up with an inept...
  5. Lord Sovereign

    EU Political Suppression of Alternative für Deutschland

    Machine guns and howitzers make everything pretty damn conceivable.
  6. Lord Sovereign

    EU Political Suppression of Alternative für Deutschland

    Hm? Nah. Europeans, like all other peoples of the world, have been butchering each other for whatever reason since the dawn of civilisation. Modernity just coincides with us starting to really use gunpowder. If anything, a tad bit of restraint starts filtering in then. Compare the fall of Troy...
  7. Lord Sovereign

    EU Political Suppression of Alternative für Deutschland

    The twin catastrophes of the World Wars (and all the wrong lessons being learned from them) are pretty damn crucial to how Europe has ended up in its current mess. Things were chuntering along not too badly beforehand.
  8. Lord Sovereign

    United States Congress Cancels Thursday Session due to 'Militia' Threat

    You know, for people who scream about Nazis, the Dems seem very intent on passing their own Reichstag Fire Decree.
  9. Lord Sovereign

    Alexander Dugin on the Great Reset

    This is very much doomed to failure. Globalism crashes and burns when even one country doesn't play ball (China will use these idiots until they no longer have use for them) and that's disregarding how the chaos the globalists create would lead to a warlord era instead of one world government...
  10. Lord Sovereign

    What screams "the author didn't think of the implications"?

    A lot of people do. They also have some of the most badass aesthetic in sci-fi, coupled with a kickass theme, which helps. It would seem Helghast consideration for non-combatants is universal. Before the Vektan ISA counterattack came, they evacuated their civilians from the capital city, and...
  11. Lord Sovereign

    What screams "the author didn't think of the implications"?

    So, in the Killzone universe (a cruelly mistreated franchise that has real potential) the Helghast, a race of mutated humans left to die on a death world, invade a garden world called Vekta. This world, the primary human colony in the alpha centuari system, has hundreds of millions of...
  12. Lord Sovereign

    Why representative democracy is evil

    I don't think it would be a secret...
  13. Lord Sovereign

    21st century battleship thought experiment

    Mind you, that's still better than nothing.
  14. Lord Sovereign

    21st century battleship thought experiment

    Even better! With her armour and armament of CIWS, she can draw, deal with, and take a lot of fire that could have gone for the carrier. Besides, she'd be positioned behind the initial defensive layers of destroyers and frigates as a "last line of defence" so this suits Ramillies well. That...
  15. Lord Sovereign

    21st century battleship thought experiment

    Helicopter pads are incredibly useful for the transfer of supplies and personnel. Should at least keep one of those. Ramillies's teeth are for anything that gets too close to its ward. As I understand it, a shell is a bit more difficult to shoot down than a missile, and a 12incher slamming...
  16. Lord Sovereign

    Warship Appreciation Thread

    It's probably my inner Roman speaking, but surely ensuring the supremacy of the United States is worth the cash? Military might is the final and only real arbiter of a nation's strength, after all.
  17. Lord Sovereign

    21st century battleship thought experiment

    The IJN certainly have some of the more interesting designs of the period. To look at it, it feels like it shouldn't work but does. Quite fitting of what was, in my opinion, the finest navy in the world in the 1930s. As for Ramillies's hull, she'd have something not too dissimilar to HMS...
  18. Lord Sovereign

    21st century battleship thought experiment

    And a very fine looking vessel to boot.
  19. Lord Sovereign

    21st century battleship thought experiment

    Right, so I came up with this as something of a "dare" to myself: the idea of a big gunned ship in modern warfare and what its place would be. After a bit of brainstorming, I came up with this trainwreck as a class of ship for the Royal Navy. Hopefully you should find it vaguely interesting if...
  20. Lord Sovereign

    Trump Post Election News.

    I always wondered whether or not losing 2020 would lead to Trump rising again stronger than ever. With him going full beast mode in his speech, I need wonder no more. The absolute scenes when the American left realise he's not going away.
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