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Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
It's the general presumption that the signs of early humans on madagascar (2000BC) are from Africa and most of the area is thought to be San-khoikoi speakers some of them later moving south into southern Africa.
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

13-Feb-2017 20:32:13
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
So the Talavi island is close enough that thanks to slave traders running along the east African coast, whatever diseases and viruses are prevelent in Africa and Arabia and India are likely to to be passed on to the Talavian population....
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Zen9

7-Feb-2017 12:10:23
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
So Japan, Korea, China, and Thailand didn't end up in colonial powers grip. Furthermore large swathes of India nominally remained 'independent' under British suzerainty and vast tracts of Africa didn't fall to the colonial powers until...
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Zen9

6-Feb-2017 13:09:40
Re: Fairytale River II procurement (reply)
I don't like the obstructed view, either you should cut down the superstructure ahead of the bridge, or move the bridge forward.Can't see the need for the big gun, better to go for commonality with the Army and add a 40mm CTAS...
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Zen9

1-Feb-2017 12:50:36
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
Good points.....Lets somehow keep the Dingaan Empire a friendly state to the British Empire.....which after they stop trading slaves is quite reasonable. Bar the trading of Madagascar for other concessions with the French, one has to...
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Zen9

24-Jan-2017 19:18:12
Re: HMS Eagle in the falklands 1982 (reply)
I always thought that VT's mini Harrier Carrier had some merit. A sort of through- deck Frigate.
The Royal Navy

Zen9

24-Jan-2017 16:32:25
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
Interesting thought the BE could have driven the Dingaan Empire into the arms of the Germans after wiping out the IDN in a preemptive act prior to WWI.
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Zen9

23-Jan-2017 19:05:47
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
So I don't know what quite has happend to photobucket, but it certainly didn't used to crash my computer, lock up my security software and cause chrome to stop working. But it does now!
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Zen9

23-Jan-2017 18:03:09
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
So a little topography....
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Zen9

23-Jan-2017 17:47:13
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
BSmittyVA wrote:What about amphibious forces?  Did Dingaan take part in any of the African campaigns of WWI? East Africa Campaign?If they do, the question is on who's side? By this point they could be seriously concerned by German...
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Zen9

23-Jan-2017 17:16:00
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
So on the one hand this looks like a choice between an Offensive force centred around a number of BC or BB.  I say Offensive because with their range and speed they are a serious threat around the Indian Ocean even if they are limited...
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Zen9

23-Jan-2017 17:11:28
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
I have to admit I like the idea of them gaining a limitation on say the French and a further agreement with the British. It would drive Paris nuts, but considering they are gaining Syria.....possibly they'd wring out more concessions...
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Zen9

22-Jan-2017 21:45:42
Re: Successor-class SSBN/UK's nuclear deterrent (reply)
A single Trident failure during a test/qualification is not indicative of much, especially considering certain factors...1. Trident failures have been few compared with the failures of other modern SLBMs, most notably the Russian Bulava,...
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Zen9

22-Jan-2017 18:10:33
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
JSB wrote:"Yet the Thai's only pursued a coastal battleship. ? " (assuming you mean the two Thonburi class?) Post WNT/LNT they are not getting anything over 8" anyway and all they got was a very cut down IJN CAs really, that's really...
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Zen9

22-Jan-2017 18:02:10
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
Yet the Thai's only pursued a coastal battleship. ?
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Zen9

22-Jan-2017 15:48:36
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
Lets work on 2c for a moment....this being a continuation of earlier on, trying to stay out of European states grip, trying to expand their own area of influence.What sort of capital ships would they have....? I'm guessing they'd stick...
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Zen9

21-Jan-2017 16:50:37
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
However one could work on the allied option, and a breakdown with South Africa afterwards among other WWII allies. US backing Nasser over Suez could also undermine relations there.Neutral does pose the 'risk' of ending up like parts of...
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Zen9

21-Jan-2017 12:43:50
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
Hmmm. .... ....... Paths to take 1 end up a colony = boring 2 stay independent = interesting 2a ally with axis = defeated 2b ally with UK and USA = .......Well it's not guaranteed they'd get on with other Allies of the UK and USA....
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Zen9

20-Jan-2017 01:23:44
Re: HMS Eagle in the falklands 1982 (reply)
Sadly a lot of what the TF needed either arrived after the fact or was cancelled after the fact.Blue Eric aka Skyshadow EW jammer in a Aden gunpod.Shrike integration to a Harrier.Cobbled together Sea King AEW....using Searchwater radar,...
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Zen9

19-Jan-2017 16:50:47
Re: Dingaan Imperial Navy (reply)
JSB wrote:"So come WWII, Madagascar is tempting territory for hardline militarists as is Twadwania. The French colony is a abhorrence to them, and the British look weak after Singapore. Dingaan Imperialists would feel the time is ripe to...
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Zen9

19-Jan-2017 00:27:43
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