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Content_WG #1 Posted Nov 01 2014 - 17:05

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Get an overview of Australia emerging as a world military power during a time of crisis.

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Daigensui #2 Posted Nov 01 2014 - 17:08

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Goodie.

Chien_Lu_Anderman #3 Posted Nov 01 2014 - 17:11

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Yummy

Tupinambis #4 Posted Nov 01 2014 - 17:29

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why did this get neggd?

cashdash #5 Posted Nov 01 2014 - 17:36

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View PostTupinambis, on Nov 01 2014 - 12:29, said:

why did this get neggd?

 

Because Content_Wargaming.



Blackhorse_Six_ #6 Posted Nov 01 2014 - 18:05

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View PostTupinambis, on Nov 01 2014 - 12:29, said:

why did this get neggd?

 

Tradition ...

panzerkiller985 #7 Posted Nov 01 2014 - 18:34

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Time to add some of their tanks now

MacTavishAUS #8 Posted Nov 01 2014 - 18:44

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Nice to see, I often find our American mates didn't even know that we were either in the First or Second World Wars. That page is only a very minor story of our Australian service in war, but at least it's a start. Thanks from an ex serving Australian soldier who served mostly at home, but also overseas with 23 years service. Also glad you mentioned our ANZAC brothers, the Kiwi's, New Zealand. They are a smaller country than us, but were in the thick of it just as much. Down Under, ANZAC Day, 25th April is a bigger day than Remembrance Day, 11th November. Those that know, also remember our Canadian mates in key battles together during the First World War. Like any country, a great deal of history and an important part of Aussie identity for us. Anyway, thanks again.

 

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Shouldn't this be The Warhawk's Cockpit this week?

wylleEcoyote #10 Posted Nov 01 2014 - 23:09

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I like the look at some boats that woild eventually be seen in WoBattleships

ViciousWombat #11 Posted Nov 02 2014 - 00:44

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Australia was not only involved but it could be argued we kicked of both WW1 and WW2 firing the same gun booth times!

Check out this article on Fort Nepean.

 

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Fort_Nepean

The first Australian shots (many sources report the first Allied shots) of both World War I and World War II were fired from Fort Nepean.[2][3][4][5][6][Note 1]

On 5 August 1914, the German ship SS Pfalz attempted to escape from Port Phillip. Within minutes of being notified that war had been declared, Lieutenant-Colonel Sandford at Fort Queenscliff gave an order to Lieutenant C Morris, the Fire Commander at Fort Nepean, to "stop her or sink her".[7]After the Pfalz ignored signals to halt, the B1 gun fired across her bow. The Pfalz then turned around and the crew was arrested at Portsea.

At 1.30am on 4 September 1939, within hours of war being declared, the A1 gun fired across the bow of a ship which failed to identify itself. The ship then identified as the Australian freighter SS Woniora.

These were the only occasions any of the Port Phillip batteries fired in anger.[6]



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Hi guys I don,t mean to stir up the "Old" Aussi v Kiwi arguments, BUT ! :teethhappy:

 

1) I believe that the 1st Allied action of WW1 was the New Zealand expedition to recapture German Samoa.


 

2) It was New Zealand not Australia who had the most casualties per Capita head of population during WW1.


 

But a very interesting article as always !!


 

How about a Article on the "Windtalkers" & the "28th Maori Battalion" ?


 

      :medal: :medal:



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Fantastic article, +1.

Asbestos1 #14 Posted Nov 02 2014 - 03:13

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How about adding an Australian tank then ( since Canada has the Ram) leading up to 100th anniversary of Gallipoli landing. The Sentinel was made  with 2pdr, 6pdr TWIN 25 pounder ( awesome derp machine) and 17 pdr based on a lee Chassis and suspension. Just saw the 17pdr version in Cairns tank museum. I know there a re a lot of Aussie and Kiwis who play this game so why not?

 



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View Postzacsmiff, on Nov 02 2014 - 10:30, said:

2) It was New Zealand not Australia who had the most casualties per Capita head of population during WW1.


 

But a very interesting article as always !!


 

How about a Article on the "Windtalkers" & the "28th Maori Battalion" ?


 

      :medal: :medal:

Thanks for confirming what I thought I had heard myself, yes you are correct, per capita, it was the Kiwi's who lost more. That page made by WG is why zacsmiff is addressing this. He is correct.

 

We may have our friendly rivalry mate, but you do have our respect from many of us in Oz. 

 

MacTavishAUS

 

P.S. I hadn't heard about your first point, but that wouldn't surprise me either. 



mr_tayto #16 Posted Nov 02 2014 - 12:25

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Leveling here, I'm Australian. It would have been pretty hard for NZ to invade a territory earlier than the minutes it took for Port Nepean to fire a warning shot. But it was probably the first major action.

 

Second I have studied WW1 and the country that lost the highest percentage of soldiers was Ireland. At the time though it was not a country so official records are not there. Roughly, 61,000 Australians died out of 330,000 soldiers, or about 20% of soldiers. Out of 5 million people (1.2% of the total population killed). New Zealand had 16,000 killed out of 100,000 soldiers (16%) from a country with only a million people (1.6%). Ireland had 50,000 killed out of 200,000 soldiers (25%), with a total population of about 4 million (1.25%).

 

I know ZacSmiff said per capita, and is correct in that New Zealand had the highest per capita, but the article stated that Australians (remember I'm Australian) casualties being the highest %. And yes I have only included deaths here because while these Irish numbers are sketchy (due to it not being a country at the time [and the British refusing to put local divisions together in what would become the Republic of Ireland and instead integrating the Irish troops with English troops] so all of these stats are done by revisionist historians ) the stats on wounded are even more dubious.

 

As an Aussie, +1 Content_WG. Never done that before.


Edited by mr_tayto, Nov 02 2014 - 12:27.


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View PostAsbestos1, on Nov 01 2014 - 21:13, said:

How about adding an Australian tank then ( since Canada has the Ram) leading up to 100th anniversary of Gallipoli landing. The Sentinel was made  with 2pdr, 6pdr TWIN 25 pounder ( awesome derp machine) and 17 pdr based on a lee Chassis and suspension. Just saw the 17pdr version in Cairns tank museum. I know there a re a lot of Aussie and Kiwis who play this game so why not?

 

 

The sentinel II and IV will come with the British LL line (one with the Sherman firefly)

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View PostAsbestos1, on Nov 02 2014 - 13:13, said:

How about adding an Australian tank then ( since Canada has the Ram) leading up to 100th anniversary of Gallipoli landing. The Sentinel was made  with 2pdr, 6pdr TWIN 25 pounder ( awesome derp machine) and 17 pdr based on a lee Chassis and suspension. Just saw the 17pdr version in Cairns tank museum. I know there a re a lot of Aussie and Kiwis who play this game so why not?

 

AC-1 and AC-4 icons have been in the game for well over two years.  They are Coming Soon™, and unless WG stuff up the AC-4 should have very similar performance to the Firefly.

 

BTW, you saw an AC-4 mockup.  From the exhibit's text:

 

The exhibit on display was acquired as an unfinished project from the now closed Melbourne Tank Museum.  When acquired the composite tank consisted of an AC IE series hull and AC III turret.  A 17 pounder has been added in an attempt to faithfully represent the AC IV prototype tested at Chullora (and depicted in the photographs above).

 

The actual AC IV design never went into mass production.  No original AC IV's [sic] are known to have survived after disposal of the Sentinels by the Army.

 



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Great overview of the Australian's and their impact of the two World Wars. If the Aussies and the Kiwi's are considered, how about including their Springbok comrades from South Africa? Considering from a tankers point of view, The South African 7th Armored Recce Brigade  secured the Jalo Oasis along with the airfield before the British Desert rats were there.... Numerous times, the South African Armored car units scouted ahead and made contact with the Germans/Italians in North Africa. Most sources just mention the Brit Desert Rats....with respect, where does the South Africans feature?

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Yeh I know but externally it looked pretty complete apart from the odd shaped machinegun armour ( think male anatomy). Also I have seen images of the twin 25 pounder installation used to test the turret for recoil strength before the 17pdr installation. Where are these icons - in the game folders?

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