LNH20: Bite-Size Tales of the LNH v20 #7: "First Republic"

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Sat May 5 15:01:04 PDT 2012

Yeah, I can see Japan getting bogged down in Australia, once their army gets free from conquering China.  They'd much rather invade India, but they *had* to hold on to the Dutch East Indies.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Perron <pwerdna at gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2012 0:23
To: racc at lists.eyrie.org
Subject: Re: LNH20: Bite-Size Tales of the LNH v20 #7: "First Republic"

On Thu, 3 May 2012 20:10:31 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:

> On 05/03/2012 01:44 AM, Andrew Perron wrote:

>> To be fair, there could be some very real barriers that I didn't get into.
>> I'm not entirely sure.
> Well, there's one:  Where's the Axis Navy?  soc.history.what-if often 
> gets into religious wars about Operation Sealion for precisely that 
> reason.  But I don't think this detail should detract from your story. 
> If the Red Army helps invade France, the Germans can concentrate on 
> building a navy.

Makes sense, makes sense - hell, for all my talk of bombers and overland
attacks, that'd probably be the biggest factor in an attack on the US.

>> Oh, man - I should totally have worked in Australians-as-Americans. (They
>> were the ones holding off Japan!  That's it!)
> Well, mostly their tool for holding off Japan was Australia itself: 
> incredibly big to conquer, and out of the way to anywhere except New 
> Zealand.  They needed American help to fight for everything else.

Oh, sure.  But what I mean was, Japan decided to expend resources there
instead of going after US outposts, once they saw that the Eastern Front
had the US distracted.

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, sure, sure, why not...

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