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  1. I highly recommend 'Command Ops 2' available on Steam. Base game is free. For first DLC purchase I would suggest, 'Ride of the Valkyries', which focuses on various scenarios from the Battle of the Bulge. This is fantastic game that, to this day, still boasts one of the best AI.
  2. The O'Brian books are absolutely worth reading. I've read about half of them up to this point in time. I read at least one book a year from the series. I also suggest reading them in sequential order - first to last. The reader will be introduced to a lot of age of sail terminology; because of this, I would recommend purchasing, 'A Sea of Words', as a companion book while reading the series. This series is as much or more about the personalities of the main characters as it is naval action. If you decide to try the series, sit back, relax and get ready to experience a beautifully written
  3. Yes, a captain should have the prerogative to take whatever he decides with him and leave behind the rest if he chooses. This is one of the most illogical rules in the game.
  4. admin. After reading all of the forum suggestions I think it might be helpful to hear Game-Labs thoughts on the question. If you have your own solution for shrinking the number of nations, it would be good to know so that we could comment on your ideas. One nation proposal that I am definitely on board with is making Pirates the only hardcore faction, with only 4 dedicated map locations to operate out of: One in the Gulf of Mexico, one in the Caribbean Sea, one in the Bahama chain and Kidds Island. That would give them permanent but limited port access to all of the map.
  5. This is not entirely correct. Having the weather gauge is when a ship has any position upwind of the other vessel.
  6. Magellan DLC. Sextant. Player that owns the DLC foregoes using one of his perks.
  7. 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 majo
  8. 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. : )
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. There's a good 'First Look' article on Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail over at 'Wargamer.com'.
  12. I didn't understand a word, but enjoyed the video. : ) The land combat is obviously modeled after Ultimate General: Civil War, a game I love. Thanks for making and sharing.
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