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  1. Here's a list of historical books found on Google Books or the Gutenberg project. As the their copyright is expired, they can be download free of charge in various file formats. 1. Naval history, tactics and historical battles Naval Battles, from 1744 to the peace of 1814, crtically reviewed and illustrated, by Rear Admiral Sir Charles Ekins, published in London, 1824: http://books.google.de/books?id=CvZBAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=de#v=onepage&q&f=false A Manual of Naval Tactics, together with a brief critical analysis of the principal modern naval battles, by James H. Ward, Commander U.S.N, published in New York, 1870: http://books.google.de/books?id=6lNJAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=de#v=onepage&q&f=false ​Naval History of the United States, from the commencement of the revolutionary war to the present time, in 2 volumes, by Thomas Clark, published in Philadelphia, 1814. Volume 1/2: http://books.google.de/books?id=PqYOAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=de#v=onepage&q&f=false Volume 2/2: http://books.google.de/books?id=csVCAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=de#v=onepage&q&f=false A Treatise on Naval Tactics, by P. Paul Hoste, published in Edinburgh, 1834: http://books.google.de/books?id=tgAHAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=de#v=onepage&q&f=false An Essay on Naval Tactics, systematical and historical with explanatory plates, in four parts, by John Clark, published in London, 1790: http://books.google.de/books?id=Sv6gAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=de#v=onepage&q&f=false Famous Sea Fights, from Salamis to Tsu-Shima, by John Richard Hale, published in Boston, 1911: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25088 The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783, by A. T. Mahan, published in Boston, 1890: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13529 A History of Sea Power, by William Oliver Stevens and Allan F. Westcott, published in New York, 1920: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24797 The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence, by A. T. Mahan, published in Cambridge (Mass.), 1913: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16602 Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812, by A. T. Mahan, in 2 volumes, published in London, 1905. Volume 1: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25911 Volume 2: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25912 Tactique navale à l'usage de la marine française, Paris, 1832: http://books.google.de/books?id=VlYHwZloel8C&printsec=frontcover&hl=de#v=onepage&q&f=falsehttp://books.google.de/books?id=VlYHwZloel8C&printsec=frontcover&hl=de#v=onepage&q&f=false Many issues of the Naval Chronicle are available on Archive.org or Google Books: https://archive.org/search.php?query=%22naval%20chronicle%22 2. Ordnance and gunnery Marshall's Practical Marine Gunnery, containing a view of the magnitude, weight, description and use of every article used in the sea gunner's department in the navy of the United States, by George Marshall, published in Norfolk, 1822: http://books.google.de/books?id=KFtGAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=de#v=onepage&q&f=false Ordnance Instructions for the Unted States Navy, published in Washington, 1866: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19058 (probably too late for the time period of NA) A Treatise on Naval Gunnery, by General Howard Douglas, published in London, 1855: http://books.google.de/books?id=PK50sbOOfjUC&printsec=frontcover&hl=de&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false 3. Rigging The Art of Rigging, containing an alphabetical explanation of terms and phrases ..., by George Biddlecombe, published in London, 1848: http://books.google.de/books?id=9RkEAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=de#v=onepage&q&f=false Rudimentary Treatise on Masting, Mast-Making and Rigging of Ships, by Robert Kipping, published in London, 1853: http://books.google.de/books?id=6l4BAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=de#v=onepage&q&f=false 4. Navigation A Complete Epitome of Practical Navigation, containing all necessary instructions for keeping a ships reckoning at sea, with ..., by J. W. Norie, published in London, 1852: http://books.google.de/books?id=v1QpAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=de#v=onepage&q&f=false The Elements of Navigation, containing the theory and practice, ..., in two volumes, by J. Robertson, published in London, 1780. Volume 1: http://books.google.de/books?id=gBikAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=de#v=onepage&q&f=false Volume 2: http://books.google.de/books?id=o20sAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=de#v=onepage&q&f=false
  2. ☸ Part V - Modifier series guide: Admirality book modifiers ☸ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ █ Ship crafting: █ Wood and trim modifiers █ Permanent Upgrades: █ Store - Refit & Note modifiers █ Store - Bow figurines modifiers █ Loot - Perma Upgrade modifiers █ Regular Upgrades: █ Store - Admirality book modifiers █ Loot - Upgrade book modifiers ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ Since no-one has done it yet, here the stats of the books aka upgrades captains are able to buy from the admirality store. All listed Items use a Slot as one Regular Upgrade aka Knowlege-Slot. Boarding Ladders Carpenter Grenades Grog Rations Hammocks Light Blocks & Ropes Light Canvas Light Carriages *disabled* Marines Mortar Handbook Muskets & Pistols Notched Angles Optimized Ballast Optimized Rudder Planking Powder Monkeys Reinforced Rudder (State as of Patch 11.0 //API PVP Server)
  3. Book trade

    As you may know, large part of NA is being a good librarian and finding good books. I thought a thread where we could post which books we want to trade for could be useful. Rules: - say which book you have, and for what books you're willing to trade. Name server you're on - don't write only which books you want to have, always write what you offer in exchange - no money offers - if you want to reply to an offer, do so in a private message - once you trade, edit your trade post to cross out the book you're no longer trading
  4. Hi, I asked the question in game chat but had no answers so i ask it here in hope to get a clear answer to this : The game seems to have quite a large number of books, the UI for the " Library" of books used seems to have a limited space for them, i don't know if the UI is dynamic and will adapt or not, until now i did not saw much examples of dynamic UI in this game so i have a doubt and have to ask before screwing up. There is still quite some book possible to be added for boarding or speed for example and room seems limited, so question is simple, do we have Captains with " limited Knowledge capacities" and do we have to make some choices for what we can use as books or the UI will adapt and create a second line so our captains can learn all stuff possible to be learned ? Since i restarted recently i did not paid attention to this and used the books i found, without knowing that for example the " Fire Book" could be more useful making the special 5 rings book, or spending 100 marks making an optimized ballast just to receive the next day the art of proper cargo distribution doing the same thing but a bit better, have not used it yet, want to be sure i am not limited for books space. Thanks in advance and i hope i did not screw up by learning all i could and doing this limiting myself :/
  5. Books

    I recently bought a book note (Hammocks 5th rate), at the Admiralty store, clicked "use" and it disappeared. I am hoping that this book will add Hammocks (extra crew), to the ships I craft in the future. Can anyone tell me if this is correct or if not, how do you use the Books function? Thanks
  6. New ebook and audio book outlet

    http://historicalnavaladventures.papertrell.com/ McBooks Press' new site for historical naval ebooks and audio books. It's nice to see series listed in order(*), but note the Kindle limitation -- though I think most of these are also available via Amazon. *At least it looks like they are in order. Recommendations: Fiction with modern sensibilities - Dudley Pope's Ramage series Fiction, contemporary - The works by Captain Marryat, who lived what he wrote about. Mr. Midshipman Easy and The King's Own. Note that Cordingly's book on Pirates is here as an audiobook too.
  7. Hi all, So my first post here, and I thought I would share some of my favourite naval books along with authors. Some excellent reading to get us into the mood for this game when its out. Please feel free to post any further materials which may interest others, but I would appreciate it if we could keep it on topic First and foremost, my favourite author at the moment. Julian Stockwin - The Kydd series, and excellent first book Kydd sets the tone for what is a brilliantly written ongoing series of books about Kydd a Wig Makers son from Guildford who gets caught up by the Royal Navy press and taken aboard a ship of the line as a land lubber and through sheer grit and determination makes his was aft of the mast the hard way. Alairc Bond - A relative newcomer I guess to the naval action area, The Fighting Sail series are an excellent read and well worth picking up. Douglas Reeman (Alexander Kent) and the Bolithio series, again an excellent set of books about Richard Bolithio who coming from a wealthy family works his was up from a Midshipman to an Admiral in 30 books, really an excellent read. That's all I have for now, I do have many more in my personal library for example Drinkwater (Series) and the Adam Pascoe (Series) they are characters in the books, I cannot remember the authors off the top of my head at the moment and my little un is wanting to play truck simulator So if you have any authors you'd like to share feel free to do so. Keep on topic though. Im looking for more reading material while waiting for the game to hit Early Release on Steam All the best, Wes Aka Datamonkey
  8. Age of Sail readers

    Because there doesn't seem to be anything here yet, I thought I would throw in a reccomendation for reading resources that would help anyone trying to create a period accurate and realistic game for this time period.... or Models....or just anyone plum interested in this sort of thing. The two books I have used to help expand my knowledge of the age of sail over the years are not the easiest to find but amazing resources. These titles are "Seamanship in the Age of Sail: An Account of the Shiphandling of the Sailing Man-Of-War 1600-1860" by John Harland. This covers in detail how ships were rigged and handled, as well as specific maneauvers and how they were done. Great resource. The second resource I use is the book "Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War: 1600-1815" by Brian Lavery. This includes information on deck layout, ships boats, the different kinds of guns and how they were used, ect. Great for more than just the English Royal Navy, too. There are many other great titles and resources I have not used but have an interest in, and I hope that this small token may be of use to everyone in the potential development of this and future projects! Yours Faithfully, Capt. Roan Alexander, R.N.
  9. We assume, for the sake of illustration, that the reader wishes to become practically acquainted with the method of fitting out, arming, manning, and manoeuvring privateers and letter-of-marque ships in ancient Liverpool. A book worth the (free) download and definately worth reading: History of the LIVERPOOL PRIVATEERS and Letters of Marque by Gomers Williams, 1897 (available in several other formats) An excerpt (p. 26): [On how to act when met by a ship of much superior force] "Begin the attack upon the weather quarter, shooting the ship upon the wind with the helm a-lee, till the after- lee gun, with which we begin, can be pointed upon the enemy's stern ; then fire, the lee broadside, as it may be called. The ship begins the attack upon the enemy when the topsails are thrown aback, with the helm a-lee, boxing the ship round on her heels, so as to bring the wind so far aft that the ship may immediately be steered close under the enemy's stern, with particular orders to begin with the foremost gun, to rake them right fore and aft with the great guns, as they pass in that line of direction, all aiming and firing to break the neck or cheeks of the rudder head, the tiller' ropes, blocks, &c, so as, if possible, to destroy the steerage tackle, which design, if it proves successful, takes the management of their ship from them, so that she must lie helpless for a time, in spite of their endeavours. When the aftermost gun is fired, put the helm hard-a-weather to bring the ship by the wind ; and then stand off on the other tack, to keep clear of their lee broadside and act according to their motions, and the experience of the effect your attack has had upon them. (...)" Cheers, Brigand
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