Sunday, 5 July 2009
The 'Not-quite-so-Sick Man of Europe'
One of the things I love about this hobby of ours is how we can, quite literally, change history. How many historical re fights and campaigns that gamers have run contrary to what actually happened? It was with this in mind that I decided to expand the Greek and Turkish Balkan Wars fleets to include those ships that were ordered and either requisitioned or scrapped on the stocks There is no doubt that had either of the navies mentioned taken delivery of these ships then it would have been a very different naval situation in the Eastern Mediterranean. With this in mind I would like to introduce the new Turkish ships as follows:
Resadiye - HMS Erin
Sultan Osman-i Evvel - HMS Agincourt
Drama - the Italian Libia
Also the four Talisman class DD Flotilla leaders. I have been unable to source the Turkish names for this class so have instead opted to call them the Turkish equivalents.
Termagent - HMS Termagent - a certain A.B.Cunningham commanded her late in WW1
Turbulansli - HMS Turbulent
Tilsim - HMS Talisman
Uc Disli Mizrak - HMS Trident
I have also aded the Yavuz Sultan Selim (ex Goeben) and the Midilli (ex Breslau) to the set up and so the naval forces of the Sublime Porte stand ready to heap the Sultans displeasure on his enemies (just as well really as there are quite a few of them!).