Saturday, 6 March 2010

Interwar 'What Ifs?'

Some years ago I took part in a game that was about a 1930s naval arms race. It was set on an imaginary continent that was based on South America, and three countries had to expand their navies.

As part of the preparation for the game I used my computer to generate some drawings of what some of the actual ships of the South American navies would have looked like had they been modernised. I cannot find the original drawings, but last night I repeated the procedure for the Chilean battleship ALMIRANTE LATORRE.

I surmised that she might have been modernised by one of the major naval powers, and because of her position on the Pacific I selected the Japanese. The result looked like this:

She is still recognisable but now has a definite Japanese look about her.


  1. So many interesting ideas, I have trouble keeping track of them :)

    Blog on

  2. Geordie an Exiled FoG,

    It is one of the problems with wargaming; too many ideas and not enough time (or money!).

    All the best,