I can do that, all I need is an very hard wall to hit my head into first.
This AU is going to be interesting to see.
I really thought I was going to get negative responses to this, so much that I even had a nightmare about it last night!
It will involve taking existing designs (Built or never built) and painting the entire superstructure above the draught either white or blue, depending on the brotherhood, as both brotherhoods paint their equipment and ships in their respective colors (Maplin Brotherhood = White; Ridgemarsh Brotherhood = Blue). Most of these ships are survivors of WWI and WWII (Even some vessels that sunk in real life survived WWII such as the heavy cruiser Mogmai
, The Akitsu Maru
escort carrier, HMS Hood USS Samuel B. Roberts
, etc,etc,etc,), and were bought by both brotherhoods after being put up for sale. The vessels were reverse-engineered in order for the brotherhoods to build their own indigenous designs, but the vessels didn't belong to any classes.Most of these WWII survivors were quickly sunk in the constant fighting, or otherwise got stuck in the notorious navigation hazard that is the Maplin Sands (For which the Maplin Brotherhood is named for.), and the associated "Broomway that runs smack bang in the center of it. The Sands are already cluttered with the wrecks of both civilian and naval ships, as well as an old screwpile lighthouse that wasn't operational for long as it didn't take the authorities long to realize that the sands weren't reliably navigable, and the shipping lane was abandoned along with the lighthouse, whose ghostly ruins still stand in the mud today, albeit surrounded by dozens of shipwrecks, most from the bitter fighting. As for more modern vessels such as the Rothesay Class Frigate HMS Plymouth
for example, both brotherhoods weren't able to fully reverse engineer these ships due to lack of recourses for the construction these modern ships. They didn't want to mine the island for raw materials, as they both knew that there wouldn't be much of an island to fight over anymore. Instead, they began to send ships to foreign countries to purchase raw materials to build new ships. They even began salvaging the wrecks of other sunken vessels as supplies of raw materials began to become depleted. However, the old practice of buying decommissioned warships continues.