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  1. SirAlatriste

    Flags Flags Flags

    The first one was really used, mate? I mean... Between the white one and this, I think the most part of spanish ships would had preferred the white one... Hmm or maybe in Flandes part...
  2. SirAlatriste

    Flags Flags Flags

    Thank you for this gift, admin!! This is the spanish flag we wanted!!
  3. SirAlatriste

    Testbed - econ/crafting changes

    I totally agree, dear admin. I'm now reading Patrick O'Brian's books and a first rate is a first rate: not all captains had their first rate in the port, waiting them; a first rate needed a lot of stuff to maintain and it cost a lot to build it. We can't have 5 of them easily in every particular dock, unless we deserve it. As a suggestion I would add, if I were you, the possibility of rename every first rate ship, to make them an appreciated good and a unic ship... And people will love that, you know mate, it is that so hard to do it? Thank you, really great job.
  4. SirAlatriste

    Preparase para el "great wipe"

    Pero eso imagino que lo cambiarán... Aunque no veo nada malo tener que pagar algo de moneda del juego para construir un barco, la verdad.
  5. SirAlatriste

    Flags Flags Flags

    I think they will make another DLC with only pirate flags... Or maybe they will come later.
  6. SirAlatriste

    Preparase para el "great wipe"

    Es de vital importancia para la armada.
  7. It is one of history’s great scenes. Nelson, the heroic leader, struck down at the moment of his greatest triumph. The Battle of Trafalgar, which had just started, will confirm the Royal Navy’s mastery over the oceans of the world for the next hundred years. The wounded admiral clings to life down on the orlop deck of the Victory, for just long enough to learn of the completeness of his enemy’s defeat. “Thank God I have done my duty,” he murmurs, and then he dies. Many accounts of the battle end at this point, but life is rarely so straightforward. Command of the fleet passed from Nelson to his deputy, Vice-Admiral Collingwood, although he himself had been badly wounded in the leg, and his flagship, the Royal Sovereign, was a dismasted wreck. Much of his fleet was hardly in better shape. Many Royal Navy ships, and most of their French and Spanish prizes, were severely damaged and all were drifting towards the Spanish coast. Over one and a half thousand of his men were casualties, while those who had survived were now exhausted from a day of heavy fighting. To make matters worse, as darkness approached, a storm came roaring out of the west, seemingly determined to drive both victors and vanquished onto the rocks. The gale was to last for the next three days. One prize was lost even before the storm hit. The prize crew in charge of the French ship Achillehad been battling a major fire since her capture. As sunset approached, they abandoned their hopeless task. Those on board were taken off, and shortly after dark she exploded and sank. On all of the remaining ships, desperate crews worked into the night to restore some order. The dead where pitched over the side with little ceremony, pumps were manned to keep battered hulls afloat and men struggled to replace and repair badly damaged masts and rigging. Many vessels were so badly dismasted that little could be done at sea, and they were taken in tow by less badly damaged ships. All of this took hours of organising. Meanwhile the storm gathered in strength, and the coast of Spain grew closer. As the storm reached its fiercest, tow ropes started to part, releasing helpless ships to the mercy of the sea. This was the fate of the prize Fougueux, wrecked on the first night. Virtually all on board, French and British alike, perished. The Algésiras suffered a similar fate. Her British captors returned control of the ship to her original crew when it was clear that they alone could not save her. Despite the combined efforts of both nationalities, she too was driven ashore. The Monarcaattempted to anchor, but the force of the storm was too much and she was dragged onto the rocks too. Most of those on board where drowned. As if battling the weather was not enough, Collingwood still had to deal with the enemy. The fleet had been blown close to the Spanish naval base at Cadiz, and on the second morning after the battle the few Franco-Spanish ships to have escaped capture at Trafalgar came out. They braved the dreadful weather in an attempt to recapture some of the lost prizes. Two ships, the Santa Ana and the Neptuno were retaken, but the attackers lost two of their own ships to the storm. In a further tragedy, the threat of renewed battle caused some of the prizes to be cut adrift as the ships towing them rushed to meet this new threat. One, the French flagship Bucentaure, was wrecked on the coast with the loss of almost nine hundred men. Not every ship lost was driven onto the lee shore. Two ships sunk out at sea, when the exhausted crews working their pumps could no longer keep the rising water at bay. This was the fate of the Redoutable, which had fought so bravely against the Victory, and the gigantic Spanish flagship Santisima Trinidad. Although attempts were made to take off their crews, the mountainous seas and awful weather made this exceedingly difficult, and many of those on board went down with them. The final losses came on the third day of the storm, when three more prizes were scuttled by their captors as too badly damaged to save. These were the Intrépide, the San Augustin and the Argonauta. Fortunately for those on board, the weather had moderated enough by then for them to be taken off. Although all the British ships that had fought at Trafalgar managed to limp into Gibraltar when the storm finally abated, they were only able to bring in four of the prizes taken in the battle. Apart from the two recaptured ships, the rest had all been destroyed, in most cases with dreadful loss of life. Such was the destruction of the storm, that bodies and wreckage was being washed ashore near Cadiz for weeks afterwards. Far, far more men and ships were lost in the storm after Trafalgar, than were lost in the battle itself.
  8. SirAlatriste

    Preparase para el "great wipe"

    Perfecto Celtiberofrog!
  9. SirAlatriste

    Flags Flags Flags

    Blueeeeee like our sea.
  10. Hoy, más allá de las diferencias entre nosotros y llamando a la cordialidad y a la defensa del bien común (aunque esto sea un juego), insistiré en el esfuerzo por parte de todos de navegar bajo la misma bandera: aquella bandera que aún persiste después de tantos conflictos, de tantas generaciones y de tantos intentos por exterminarla "allende los mares"... Resistiendo tras tantas derrotas, tantas pérdidas de ciudades y tantos malos dirigentes y piratas y traidores. El desfile del 12-O rinde homenaje al 175 aniversario de la Bandera Nacional. Hoy se cumplen 175 años desde que Isabel II promulgara el real decreto de 1843 por el cual se institucionalizó la bandera «roja, amarilla y roja» como bandera de todos los ejércitos. Hasta entonces sólo era utilizada por la Armada, que la adoptó en 1785 para diferenciar su pabellón borbónico de otras naciones como la francesa. Con tal efeméride presente, el desfile de este año contará con seis réplicas de enseñas históricas: la coronela «Guardias del Rey» del reinado de Felipe IV; un pabellón de la Armada del reinado de Carlos III; la coronela del Inmemorial del Rey Nº1 de la época de Carlos IV; la bandera del Regimiento de Infantería «Príncipe» nº3 del reinado de Isabel II; la bandera de la Academia General Militar del reinado de Alfonso XII; y la bandera del Regimiento de Infantería «Tercio Viejo de Sicilia» 67 de los años de Juan Carlos I. Estas banderas y muchísimas más (antes de la creación de la roja-amarilla-roja actual) defendieron durante siglos la facción española. A cualquier coste, en cualquier costa, contra quien fuera. Actualmente, en el Naval Action los españoles hemos sufrido bajas y perdido muchos puertos, pero en nuestra voluntad (y solo en nuestra voluntad), estarán las ganas de luchar hasta hundidos, porque como dice la frase: "No hay nada imposible mientras haya un español de por medio". Podéis creeros esta cita o no, podéis reíros de mi o pensar que esto es un simple llamamiento a la defensa de los puertos de cierto clan a malas horas. O podéis preguntaros el porqué gente extranjera mencionó a los españoles con frases como esta, y descubrir que ese ejército que se defendió con uñas y dientes en Cuba y perdió, o en Filipinas y perdió también; es el mismo ejército o el mismo espíritu, que protegió los virreinatos de América, los Pirineos, que estuvo detrás de las murallas en el asedio de Zaragoza, que murío en Trafalgar, pero que también y, por supuestísimo, marchó triunfal por Flandes, Italia, África, América, Asia... Hasta donde alcanzó la vista y nuestra limitada demografía. Por no hablar de las veces que eramos temidos, de las veces que les vencimos a los ingleses por mar, de las inimaginables victorias épicas de grandes almirantes como Blas de Lezo, Álvaro de Bazán, Barceló... una gran cantidad de barcos capturados a diversas facciones y una larguísima lista de no tan conocidos servidores (capitanes?) fieles a su Católica majestad. ¡Todos bajo la misma bandera! Que, de color rojigualda, blanca con el aspa de Borgoña, imperial con el águila imperial, con cadenas, con la granada, con o sin columnas de Hércules, bajo la casa de Austria, de los Trastámara, de los Borbón; no importa el color o la forma, significan lo mismo, son nuestra patria común. Es hora de, como casi siempre, sacar los barcos sea cual sea el calibre de tus cañones o tu experiencia en navegación y batallas navales. Es esa interminable hora de vender cara tu piel, por España, pues "Mas vale honra sin barcos, que barcos sin honra". Marcho ya, que suenan los clarines del desfile y es el santo de mis queridas madre y abuela Pilar. Cierra España. SirAlatriste, clan FLEKI.
  11. SirAlatriste

    175º aniversario de nuestra bandera

    Aprovecho y comento que en el próximo parche pondrán el DLC de las banderas históricas. La facción española va a poder ser defendida con banderas como el Aspa de Borgoña y la de fondo blanco con el símbolo de España de entonces (5ª fila)... Aquí tenéis una captura de pantalla:
  12. SirAlatriste

    CONVERSACIONES DE TABERNA

    Corsario Rojo me alegra saber que estás por nuestras aguas! Saludos a Balboa! Y ánimo, ojalá estar ahí, dfendiendo.
  13. Really good ship, I hope this will go in the game. Lovely ship. And the venetian flag will arise soon in Flags DLC!!!! We need more stuff like this one!!!
  14. SirAlatriste

    TESTBED - MISSIONS FEEDBACK

    Something like this could be nice mate!
  15. I think this is not historical, but this is a small thing with pros.
  16. SirAlatriste

    Flags Flags Flags

    I will try to find it, if it is possible to achieve.
  17. SirAlatriste

    Flags Flags Flags

    Love you mate, it's a pity I have no PC... But the sea will be always waiting.
  18. SirAlatriste

    Surprise Buff

    "The Surprise isn't an old one, is fast at set sails, beautiful and usefull well governed... Is definitely a good vessel" (More or less) - HMS Surprise's Captain, Jack Aubrey.
  19. SirAlatriste

    Pirate Patch and Content

    Nassau should be the center of piracy, not Mortimer's Town, right?
  20. SirAlatriste

    The state of the game and how we might move it forward.

    You always forget the Spanish help in the USA's independence, but that's all right. Russia is the only of the "cartoon" nations that can be in the game, because it had a great potential in terms of navies (not in the Caribbean but no problem). Poland for me is a 100% removeable nation and I would add Portuguese nation. Your economy suggestions are interesant, we need that. At least we know the devs always hear us, so just we have to wait. The forthcoming patches will improve the game, so let's be positives.
  21. The Diana seems like HMS Suprise on the Master and Commander's film.
  22. SirAlatriste

    News stat - absorption

    Meh... This is more or less the same thing when you hit the enemie with 0-50% of his armor HP.
  23. SirAlatriste

    Pints & drawings

    Hello devs, I saw a Twitter account which can maybe help you in the new UI development. As I could see in some of your screenshoots of the new UI and in the OW UI, I have seen same tone/shade in some of the pictures of this account: https://twitter.com/BL_prints/media Have a good day!
  24. SirAlatriste

    [pictures] the complete guide to ship-skins [Update 9.97]

    Yeah I know. I tried to said both at same time, not same DLC mate
  25. SirAlatriste

    [pictures] the complete guide to ship-skins [Update 9.97]

    I want the skins back, with the DLC flag. This will be my best game so far.
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