So there's literally not a single good landing beach on Luzon's west coast south of Vigan, or anywhere on Mindanao except around Davao. Hard to take that seriously.T.A. Gardner wrote:Because not all beaches are equal and their original landing sites were the best choices.
They took part in Santa Cruz and Philippine Sea, scoring hits with their planes. Nobody is saying they were perfect; you're wrongly implying they had no value.They Hiyo and Junyo were expedients Japan took to get more carriers in service. You'll note they never served with what you might call their "fleet" carriers. They were too slow and their air ops were less efficient due to the nature of their makeshift conversion.
Again you're making the leap from sub-optimal to worthless. The concentrated firepower of the Combined Fleet, even poorly directed, would outmatch four 155's.Because their NGFS doctrine is crap
I can think of many less-incendiary labels and can think of no reasons why even implausible ATL's imply fandom of Naziism.When I say [Nazi fanboy], I am referring to scenarios where the Germans are credited with every "if" in the universe and the Allies are straddled with doing nothing different.
Here, for example, we actually agree on the implausibility of Mr. Ward's ATL. Yet only one of us has the effrontery to accuse him of Nazi sympathies over it.
This is symptomatic of a groupthink on AHF, wherein many long-standing members see themselves as guarding against "Wehraboos" and other tendencies to glorify Naziism.
As a result of this groupthink, many have lost the capacity for intellectual discernment - they see any and all ATL's as Wehraboo-flavored, even ones that suggest the Allies could/should have won the war faster.
It's a tendency to lower one's standards to the worst of your perceived opposition. That tendency would have disastrous results in any impartially moderated forum (say a court of law), but here the prevailing voices only reinforce each other and the dissenters eventually get banned.