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  1. i had the same feeling that i started out too difficult.. I am thinking about starting with a schooner or brig. Maybe that is better. The coming weeks i will start with something new and use your feedback, which was great btw, and build something better . Did you learn it yourself? or is this your job? cause it seems you are experienced
  2. So i started modeling a ship a year ago, which proved to be a bigger challenge than i initialy thought. I followed the tutorial from pirates ahoy(http://www.piratesahoy.net/threads/ship-hull-modeling-tutorial.17259/) and got the following result. What do you people think? i know there are a lot of things i can improve but right now i dont know where to start and what is most important. You could say i lack experience Any feedback and help is greatly appreciated!
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    Every country has succesfull commanders, succesful does not mean they where the expectional great admirals... Then i could nearly list the whole dutch navy
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    I shall look into that, maybe your right.. lets see
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    Yeah that was kinda an asshole move, you know the real reason was money. We wanted to control all trade in the baltic sea and at the same time neutralize the English trade there. So we had to help either the Swedish or the Danes, and we had to help either one more than the English. Because if we where to "solve" the conflict there we would get trade priority. The Dutch are kinda known for the East India Company, but the Baltic trade was 100 times more important. We relied on the Baltic trade mostly for wood and food, if we lost that trade our country would collapse. If you study Dutch history you become kinda proud of our little nation, we held off the English, French and the multiple attacks of the Roman Catholic Diocese of M√ľnster and at the same time destroy alliances everywhere necessary in western europe. Divide and Conquer!
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    Also add Witte de With, Jacob van Heemskerck, Johan Evertsen and Cornelis Evertsen. Also add Cornelis Tromp, not the smartest naval officer, but extremely courageous and never willing to back down from a fight even when faced with certain defeat. Fun fact: for 3 years he was the commander of the entire Danish fleet in the battles against the Swedish army and navy. There are more Dutch admirals, but i do not have enough historical evidence to say that they where "Great Admirals". Some may say they do not belong in the list of naval heroes, for example: Jacob van Wassenaer Obdam was just a bad naval officer, who frequently lacked the knowledge or courage to win a battle or even do anything(Battle of Lowestoft). I think thats the same for other countries. So my point is that everyone here should do some research whether or not those officers belong in this list. Very interesting figures to read about though!
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    Yes i also did not know that, but after reading the book i noticed more historical facts that i learned wrong in school . I was even wondering if the book was correct, but everything written in that book is from historical documents. I know how unpopular "De gebroeders De Witt", Johan and Cornelis, are in Dutch history. Thats probably why you do not learn that in history class. Damn royalist! I do look forward to that movie! I heard they used the Batavia for that movie. And After seeing Master and Commander years ago its now time for another such movie!
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    Ryga you are Dutch right? Cornelis de Witt was also a good admiral, he was more a political leader turned into a admiral for short periods of time. He was the one leading the raid on the Medway. I have a good educational book on the "gebroeders De Witt" in that timeperiod, very interesting book, its called "De Ware Vrijheid" and its written by Luc Panhuysen. You should read that book . He also lead the Dutch fleet in the battle of Solebay.
  9. It is from two famous maritime dutch painters named Willem van de Velde and his son with the same name. You should look it up on Google, many amazing paintings
  10. Awesome, i just love reading Dutch naval history! I hope there well be some dutch ships represented in the game, i think the Dutch design looks amazing!
  11. hmmm interesting... will keep it in mind
  12. Well thats not entirely true, they where secured with ropes when the guns where fired the cannon would roll back the ropes where used as breaks. Sorry for bad english, kinda hard to put it in english hope you understand it well enough.
  13. Woow very nice, thanks everybody! Only problem i have is the cannons do not move after being shot, maybe because they use less powder than in real life. I know from the books i have read that the Dutch used a lot of powder compared to for example the British. Made it a lot more dangerous to fire the cannon but the effect was impressive. It was quite normal for Dutch cannons to explode. Besides all that, nice videos!
  14. That would be great!
  15. I have seen those, as i remember it correctly they where in Danish. So i couldnt understand it really. Besides that it was really interesting to watch. I was just wondering if some people have some interesting material on this topic, other than the things i have seen on this forum. I am trying to build a gun port with complete battle station arrangement in 3ds max so that why
  16. Just a short question, why is there little to no material about detailed cannon firing effects and impacts on different surfaces? I have read a book from a Dutch author who describes this in good detail, but its a book so you miss the visualization. Also there is nothing about shell impact. Just a link for people who can read Dutch: http://issuu.com/otteblom/docs/boektest So do you guys have some links to any useful material? Ps. In the famous paintings of Willem van de Velde de Oude you can see a lot of detail in smoke and damage. How far is NA planning to go with damage smoke and water?
  17. This actually sounds amazing! This will probably balance it pretty well.. However once a Guild(?) is strong it keeps growing exponentially, how do you think other smaller guilds can counter that? there economy will be worthless pretty fast I am also pretty sure most people want to play britain, but i cant agree with your statement britain or pirates If other nationalities are interesting enough then people will certainly choose for those, i would love to play as a dutch merchantman!(yes i am dutch ) ps. sorry for my bad english
  18. Where did you get that picture? I don't think it is a historical representation. The Dutch Princess Jack is a modern day flag, you can see the Princess Flag used in that time period in the picture below(The rowboat in the left corner). This Flag was used at the stern of the Dutch ships of that period. Here you can see an example of the VOC flag in use. Ps. Nice picture with all those flags, do not know if they are all historical but it looks nice!!
  19. Sometimes i get the feeling that the Dutch are gone from the history books around the world, the Dutch naval at that time wasnt a minor power. It was one of the biggest together with the English, Spanish, French and dont forget the Portugese. I dont wanna start a war, i just hate to see people that people dont know history(i am not an historian myself )
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