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Captain Jean-Luc Picard

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  1. Captain Jean-Luc Picard

    The best naval warfare games, an article by wargamer.

    War in the Pacific Admiral Edition also has supply ships that have to cross entire oceans before delivering those poor isolated troops what they need, including the fuel for those planes, it can take months to plan a major operation, assemble the supply ships and their escorts, have them cross and reach their destinations. The logistics in this game in relation to the use of ships is one of the best i have seen. And there are some very excellent mods on top.
  2. https://www.wargamer.com/articles/naval-war-games-subsim/
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    Naval Action Meme collection

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    Book: Nelson’s Spy? The Life of Alexander Scott

    Thanks for the recommendation. Do you have any other books to recommend on spying during the age of sail? ( i already have Most Secret and Confidential: Intelligence in the Age of Nelson ) if you do not read it already you might be interested in checking out https://twitter.com/thegrugq ( he's mostly about modern world intel but it's good stuff and his feed has stuff i rarely see on specialized sites and blogs )
  5. Captain Jean-Luc Picard

    Enable Full Pay to Win

    Millions or whatever crazy quantity of games that simply have a base price but no dlc have done very well, thank you. Extremely large quantities of dlc have been sold by bringing content that is not p2w. New content has been added to games over the years, sometimes years after the game came out, thanks to, well sales of the base game and/or content dlc. Your argument is invalid. Also, choices can very much be right or wrong.
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    Historical accuracy of the game

    Since you make those videos and i have you at hand, i would love to watch historical accuracy videos on matrix's war in the pacific admiral edition, nobunaga's ambition, command ops, histwar, and the like. As to your question i think that the most detrimental thing to the game historical accuracy is simply the overall scale, the relation between units speed, scale and the maps, and the battles lenght just makes those battles more of a skirmish to me than say some of the hps games where, admitably with mechanics that tend to appear only in turn-based games, you feel the scale, the losses, the weight of your decisions much more, much more than you do in this one. The battles here don't seem as massive, as crucial, as costly as they usually were, do to the game mechanics. It's just the nature of the game to allow for anyone to pick it up and enjoy in real-time in a short time with some nice graphics that doesn't allow the level of historical accuracy that some other games have, but because of that it's also easy to close on eye on those imperfections.
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    Remembering MICROPROSE.

    Let us not forget the following ones in later years:
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    "Louis Le Grand" French 50 gunner 1700s(?)

    It's a model that was used at the time to teach officer students, not the model of an existing ship, so it is likely that you will not find much more information besides maybe some specialized model books. It's located in the Rochefort branch of the national maritime museum, where it was built and used, not in paris. I would just drop the rochefort branch an email if you want more info on the model itself if i were you. Interestingly thought from a quick search it seem that instruction models distinguish themselves by their scale. Other french models of instructions in the french national museums of marine include Le Royal 1/12 Le Louis le grand 1/12, La Sultane 1/10 La coque de PIC 1/24, le Dauphin Royal 1/24, Le Royal-Louis 1/18, Le Duquesne 1/1O, l'Océan 1/16ém, Le Dauphin Royal
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    Flags Flags Flags

    One of several privateer ensigns during the american revolutionary war, more varied and valuable examples can be found here: http://www.loeser.us/flags/revolution.html I would like to see more rare privateer ensigns, trade companies and the like in addition to the main flags of the various countries.
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    How france got involved in the american revolutionary war

    Didn't like it. it's hard to make a good spy tv serie thought ( https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4063800/ might be the best in the genre ).
  11. http://americanhistory.si.edu/about/departments/work-and-industry/ship-plans "The majority of the Smithsonian watercraft plans are NOT original builder's plans. Most are the result of field documentation [...] the Smithsonian cannot warrant the seaworthiness or safety of vessels built from its collection of study plans. " XD XD XD XD
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    (Books) The sailing ships of New England, 1607-1907

    Nice find, it has good reviews.
  13. Captain Jean-Luc Picard

    Medals for Action

    Crew medals, xp, skills and permadeath please. Like in silent hunter. Also nation-dependent medals when possible ( i'm not familiar with the minor nations medals timeline ).