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  1. Shortly after the games release I requested that the battle of Franklin, Tennessee - fought on November 30, 1864 - be included with the game. It was one of the worst disasters of the war for the Confederate States Army. It also led to the end of the Army of Tennessee a few days later at Nashville. Five Confederate generals were killed at Franklin: Cleburne, Strahl, Gist, Adams and Granbury. For those interested, there is a great mod available for 'Total war: Napoleon' called, 'North & South: American Civil War'. This mod includes the Battle of Franklin as well as the other major battles of the American Civil War. Also, regarding Franklin, John Tiller Software offers 'Campaign Franklin' which covers, Spring Hill, Columbia and the Franklin battles. It is an older hex based game with dated, but recently polished graphics. The game is very historically faithful to the battles. Let's hope that the Battle of Franklin is ultimately included with, UG:CW.
  2. There's a interesting 'free to play' tall ship sailing sim called, 'a Painted Ocean', that is avaialable on the 'Rock, Paper, Shotgun' website. If understood correctly, the game is incomplete but playable. I thought that all age of sail enthusiasts might be interested in checking it out.
  3. Yep, you're exactly right. I need to brush up on my reading comprehension. If anyone would like more disinformation, feel free to contact me. : )
  4. I read the news today (oh boy) that a space station supply rocket was sending 8,200 pounds of supplies up to the International Space Station. That is more than twice the amount of supplies that the Naval Action Indiaman can carry....amazing.
  5. Yes, I would think that the actual speed boost would be (should be) relative to the size of the ship.
  6. Apologies if this has been answered previously. I have used the speed boost in a Tbirg and Indiaman but failed to note any speed differences. Using the same wind gust and the same point of sail, does a larger ship (L"Ocean) get the exact speed boost as a smaller, faster ship e.g. Lynx, or will the L'Ocean get a boost, but a slower or faster speed boost than the Lynx?
  7. Ok, that makes sense to me. Although I would think you would see this in open world only, not on the map. By the way, I do like the wind gust feature. Teleports mean nothing to me. I can take them or leave them.
  8. 100% agreement. I find it bewildering that we can see sail icons on the map that indicate where the wind gusts are located, but have to use a perk to see our ship location. Pretzel logic.
  9. There is a fantastic article over at 'Wargamer.com' titled, 'Further Reading - The Age of Sail'. I can attest to the one suggested movie title, 'The Admiral'. It revolves around Admiral Lieutenant Michiel de Ruyter. I also own one of the two suggested "must have" books: 'Seamanship in the Age of Sail'. The other suggested "must have" have book is, 'Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail'. This one has been highly recommended by Naval Action players for many years.
  10. Imagine if alts were banned and the Prolific Forger DLC actually had game consequences regarding Nation alliances. Also consider how a clan or nation member could be a true spy by using the Prolific Forger DLC to join and infiltrate the enemy for a period of time and thus forward information to his true nation of allegiance, while at the same time sacrificing his ability to participate in battles that aid that same nation of allegiance. Alts diminish the integrity of this game. And if you don't believe it just contemplate Wraith's statement above...."as long as you don't admit openly to being an alt while playing". Kinda like telling a burglar that he will not go to jail as long as he doesn't admit that the money he is spending came from the bank he just robbed.
  11. I will look forward to this one. Looks fantastic!
  12. There's a good 'First Look' article on Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail over at 'Wargamer.com'.
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