From: Planning the end of the world, well out to 2023!
Back in the old WitP days, I created what I called the "Toybox" mod. Some of the things in the mod (Kaitens for example) ended up in AE.
The purpose of the ToyBox mod was, well, to have new toys. It wasn't intended to be historically accurate, but it wasn't intended to be a pure flight of fancy either. The Dutch aviation cruiser Celebes and the Japanese survey ship Tsukushi were two of the toys in the mod, for example...so this will be a combination of conjectural items and real life items.
Anyway, I'm going to do this mod over again for AE. Celebes and Tsukushi will be in it. Other things that will also be included:
**A fairly austere refit of the old Japanese CA/BC Kurama. In the mod, the Japanese were allowed to keep her under the Washington Treaty as a training ship, but refit her for service as a coastal patrol and training ship in the late 30s. I will also perform similar conversions on the old armored cruisers. You don't want to send these things into harms way against modern units, but they could have their uses...shore bombardment, convoy escort, etc.
**A small number of additional old CLs and DDs for the ANZAC navies
**A CS for the US Navy build on a Brooklyn hull
**The French submarine Surcouf
**A Japanese equivalent to the Surcouf: a commerce raiding sub with 8 inch guns.
Add HMAS Sydney, Perth Class, based at Bunbury or Perth.
And I supposed you would have to add a Kormoran type AMC as well.
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