What if the Pacific War happened as the Kantai Kessen? Jan 13, 2020 10:39:00 GMT -5
Post by oldpop2000 on Jan 13, 2020 10:39:00 GMT -5
I began to read Pedler's thesis with real interest. The author and his tutors deserve my compliments as an old teacher (of a completely different subject).
I found a single mention to the Suez route, relating to a proposal by Mac Arthur and limited to sending troopships.
I assume that even after the end of the Anglo-Japanese alliance it was unthinkable to remove the bulk of the US naval forces from the eastern Pacific in order to send them to the Atlantic and finally make them reappear in the western Pacific, after having traveled the long route to Suez and Manila. This is apart from the lack of repair capacity in the Philippine bases.
Leaving the theme of this Thread, I wonder if documents on war plans and wargames, similar to those you have suggested here but relating to more recent periods in history, are accessible on the Net.
A long time ago I read a translation of Andrew Wilson's book The Bomb and the Computer: The History of Professional Wargaming 1780- 1968
There are some good books on the subject of wargaming and the Naval War College. Here is a list of mine.
Gaming the Interwar by The US Government
Testing American Sea Power by Craig C. Felker
Playing War: Wargaming and the U.S. Navy Preparations for World War II by John M. Lillard
To Train For War by Albert Nofi
You can also search Public Document at the Defense Technical Information Center or DTIC
Here is a link I generated for you. discover.dtic.mil/results/?q=naval%20wargaming
BTW I purchased on sale, War Plan Orange from Matrix Games. Haven't had the chance to play it yet.