What if

GROUP BUILDS => Themed Build Repository => Topic started by: Nils on October 11, 2020, 02:30:24 am

Title: Euro '41 group build
Post by: Nils on October 11, 2020, 02:30:24 am
i just remembered this idea from many years ago, but im surprised not to see a thread about this yet.

as you remember, before the German invasion of Europe in 1940, many countries ordered new equipment to rearm its outdated armed forces. however, most of it never got delivered before they surrendered. so the idea is "what if they did?".
if the German Blitzkrieg could have been holded up until 1941, they could have had theyre hands full fighting Curtis Hawk 75, P-40's, Spitfire MkI, Hurrican Mk.I, P-39's....from various nations and not just those of France and Britain.

this GB could not be limited to planes, but also ships, armour,....
Title: Re: Euro '41 group build
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 11, 2020, 02:37:12 am
Lots of potential here, and colorful/exotic options, too. I did some whifs that would fit, including several aircraft for the Baltic states, Belgian and French Wildcats, an Polish Hurricane, and some more.
Title: Re: Euro '41 group build
Post by: zenrat on October 11, 2020, 03:49:54 am
Good idea.  We'll be voting on next years subjects soon.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Euro '41 group build
Post by: JoeP on October 14, 2020, 07:38:14 am
That'll have much potential.  I have ideas of how the RN and USN might have exchanged resources, beyond the Lend-Lease of 50 old destroyers.
Title: Re: Euro '41 group build
Post by: NARSES2 on October 14, 2020, 07:50:23 am
Good idea.  We'll be voting on next years subjects soon.   :thumbsup:

Depends what your definition of soon is ? I haven't even started thinking about it yet.

It's a cracking idea however  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Euro '41 group build
Post by: zenrat on October 15, 2020, 03:42:31 am
As I am won't to do I have been making notes.
I have 17 suggestions on my list this year.
That will drop as there will be at least one or two I can't remember what I meant when I wrote them down.
Title: Re: Euro '41 group build
Post by: NARSES2 on October 15, 2020, 06:38:54 am
As I am won't to do I have been making notes.
I have 17 suggestions on my list this year.
That will drop as there will be at least one or two I can't remember what I meant when I wrote them down.

I'm prone to do both, always struggle with my cryptic notes  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Euro '41 group build
Post by: kerick on October 15, 2020, 09:38:27 pm
What notes? If I donít do it when I think of it, it never happens!
Title: Re: Euro '41 group build
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 15, 2020, 09:45:14 pm
What notes? If I donít do it when I think of it, it never happens!

Yup - 'If you don't write it down, it Never Happened.'

or

'A Mental Note isn't worth the paper it's not written on.'

I have problems remembering an idea even when trying to take it from one room to another to write it down...
Title: Re: Euro '41 group build
Post by: zenrat on October 16, 2020, 03:37:24 am
I used to take minutes at high level technical meetings when I worked for the railway.  There would be times when I was told to stop writing.  I'd record that i'd been told to do so and then immediately after the meeting write down everything they said, just in case.
Title: Re: Euro '41 group build
Post by: NARSES2 on October 16, 2020, 06:42:29 am
When I first started to attend Steel Industry meetings it was as the note take and I was asked to stop taking notes on a few occasions, only asked to leave the room once  :rolleyes: By the time I retired I was the one doing the asking  :angel:

I still always carry a small notepad and pen around with me to this day
Title: Re: Euro '41 group build
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 16, 2020, 08:08:07 am
I always carried a small tape recorder with me when I was with BR.

That was after a couple of occasions when I was hauled over the coals for doing things that my immediate boss had told me to do, and they'd gone wrong.

He, of course, denied all knowledge of telling me, but only on those two occasions..................... ;)

I think that's where the phrase 'Don't mess with Spackman' came from.  ;D
Title: Re: Euro '41 group build
Post by: NARSES2 on October 17, 2020, 06:44:44 am
I always carried a small tape recorder with me when I was with BR.

That was after a couple of occasions when I was hauled over the coals for doing things that my immediate boss had told me to do, and they'd gone wrong.

He, of course, denied all knowledge of telling me, but only on those two occasions..................... ;)

I think that's where the phrase 'Don't mess with Spackman' came from.  ;D

I knew a couple of guys working for BT who did similar. Luckily I never had a boss like that and hope I wasn't like that when my turn came. Always had really good relationships with my bosses  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Euro '41 group build
Post by: Rheged on October 17, 2020, 07:32:18 am
I always carried a small tape recorder with me when I was with BR.

That was after a couple of occasions when I was hauled over the coals for doing things that my immediate boss had told me to do, and they'd gone wrong.

He, of course, denied all knowledge of telling me, but only on those two occasions..................... ;)

I think that's where the phrase 'Don't mess with Spackman' came from.  ;D

I knew a couple of guys working for BT who did similar. Luckily I never had a boss like that and hope I wasn't like that when my turn came. Always had really good relationships with my bosses  :thumbsup:

I was extremely lucky in all of the head teachers I worked for in all but the last year of my teaching career.   A newly appointed head took a dislike to me (I was later told that it was because I was better qualified than her)  and started taking exception to everything I did.  At one of many one-to-one meetings she told me to stop making notes because "I'll decide what was said at this meeting".  After that I always  had the portable tape recorder in my pocket.   When I played back the tapes to a member of the county council legal department, it changed what was going to be a "competence hearing" on my work into a disciplinary hearing for the head.   I was given early retirement on medical grounds on most advantageous terms, and she was given a final written warning.   I understand that she left teaching 18 months later to set up her own consultancy firm.
Title: Re: Euro '41 group build
Post by: kitnut617 on October 17, 2020, 08:52:27 am
And these days you can get racked over the coals for recording conversations when the other party doesn't know -----
Title: Re: Euro '41 group build
Post by: zenrat on October 17, 2020, 04:58:23 pm
...I understand that she left teaching 18 months later to set up her own consultancy firm.

Those who can, do.  Those who can't, get paid to tell others how to do.

At one job the foreman and I would make notes in our diaries of the bosses dubious instructions and then initial each others notes.