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Sir William Hargood

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About Sir William Hargood

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  • Birthday 07/13/1968

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    Maritime & Naval History, Maritime Archaeology, Maritime Model Building, Maritime Art, Replica Cannon Building (Scaled Working Guns), Flintlock Musket & Pistol shooting, Military History, Aviation History, WW I & WW II Era Model collecting, Combat Flight Simulation (Pre-Jet Era), Colonial Era, WW I & WW II Era PC Gaming.

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  1. Sir William Hargood

    Patch 25: Open world user interface update.

    Oh my god!!! Can you guys just take a fucking chill pill!!! It was just a statement...not a resurrection!!! For fuck sakes!!!!!
  2. Sir William Hargood

    Patch 25: Open world user interface update.

    touchy touchy
  3. Sir William Hargood

    All ship recipes are gone

    You Sir, were a very naughty boy...so all your privileges have been revoked...
  4. Sir William Hargood

    Patch 25: Open world user interface update.

    And while we are at it: A three decker second rate please? Please Please Please!!! Edit: I'm simply loving the patch notes!!!
  5. Sir William Hargood

    Patch 25: Open world user interface update.

    Open stern galleries for the Victory as she was before her last refit!!!! You oaks will be my new Heroes for life!!!!!! And original paint scheme? You guys are the Bomb!!!
  6. Sir William Hargood

    Ninja Santi and One Shot Kills

    Vasa 24 pounder damage showing resultant hole. https://www.thelocal.se/20141022/iconic-vasa-ship-fires-biggest
  7. Sir William Hargood

    Ninja Santi and One Shot Kills

    Thanks! Got it! So obviously only half was explained in previous postings.
  8. Sir William Hargood

    Ninja Santi and One Shot Kills

    I get that. What about previous forum postings regarding de-powering to reduce leaks? Why did the mechanic and solution change?
  9. Sir William Hargood

    Ninja Santi and One Shot Kills

    The sinking of the Royal George was entirely avoidable. The Officer of the watch was clearly guilty of gross dereliction of duty for ignoring the repeated appeals by his Non-Commissioned Officers. Sadly he was never found guilty as he should have done. The Dogma of the age prevailed. Edit: I suggest accidental sinking or other than by gunfire don't really count.
  10. Sir William Hargood

    Ninja Santi and One Shot Kills

    Behavior of cannon balls penetrating water: I'm not sure what ballistics data exists regarding the water penetration ability of round cannon balls. I do however recall perhaps a Myth Busters episode where they disputed the movie Saving Private Ryan where GIs were being killed underwater on the Omaha Beach landings with bullets traveling through the water seemingly unhindered. The outcome of the experiment was that even a pointed spinning bullet at high velocity lost impact velocity incredibly quickly and would under virtually no circumstances could have done what was shown in the movie. It would be interesting to know what a solid round ball would do in the same experiment. Penetrations "betwixt (vis. between) wind and water" are well documented which is virtually on the waterline. The extent to which a cannonball can penetrate significantly below the waterline is questionable. Reliable data in this regard would be appreciated. This perhaps explains why sinking as a result of holing did not occur except in very rare instances and then only after significant sustained bombardment. Edit: Furthermore experiments using a replica Vasa 24 pounder gun showed a rather small hole in the side of a mock-up ship section. At the waterline water inflow would also be relatively low compare to deeper in the water due to water pressure. And the reluctance to destroy an enemy ship is not valid considering the use of fire ships.
  11. Sir William Hargood

    Ninja Santi and One Shot Kills

    Understanding exactly how these mechanics function would be great. The absence of game documentation makes it somewhat trial and error or someone sharing this knowledge. In this case, yes, Henry Turner did give me that but this contradicted prior knowledge that de-powering and coming to a stop is essential. ie Speed kills regarding leaks. De-powering and stopping had worked in the past along with moving all crew off guns and sails onto survival. Previous (wrong) knowledge was derived from some Forum posting in the past. I'm not sure if these mechanics have been altered. I understand that the Devs policy is that players find out for themselves rather than posting documentation or tutorials. hmm... That being said. Congratulations to @Tiedemann for a truly remarkable achievement. So in summary: Prevention: Do not have full sails downwind of an opponent. Almost inevitable in trying to recover the weather-gauge...but...just don't do it. Fix: Abandon battle and re-tag from an upwind position. Cure: Do NOT De-power. Maintain speed and heading. Ensure to keep heel or even try to increase it. Move all crew to survival and hope for the best.
  12. Sir William Hargood

    Ninja Santi and One Shot Kills

    There was nothing wrong with my pump or any "emergency repair items". I could have hit emergency repair all day, it would have done nothing. And regarding speed and heel...sure...this seems evident now...changed from previous where speed was the killer...
  13. Sir William Hargood

    Ninja Santi and One Shot Kills

    I do recall sometime ago there was a discussion on what to do when holed between wind and water. If I recall the Devs indicated that a moving hull will take on more water than a stationary hull therefor the doctrine would be to bring your ship to a standstill as quickly as possible. It is evident from above that that doctrine is no longer relevant. In the absence of documentation who knows...clarity on the issue would be great.
  14. Sir William Hargood

    Ninja Santi and One Shot Kills

    Okay now that I've had my little rant and every Tom, Dick and Harry (and his Vice Admiral) has had his say...Can we all (including me) please lighten up a tad and move on...Thanks
  15. Sir William Hargood

    Ninja Santi and One Shot Kills

    I agree with everything you said except: "offensive liar" bit. What I meant was "(insert offensive expletive) liar" Sorry just had to...(I'm sure you know it was not aimed at you.)
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