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James Cornelius

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  1. Are you sure that is a good thing? Naval Action is, in my opinion, decidedly inferior to what it was in, say, 2018.
  2. Hello everyone, I'd like to suggest the future inclusion of the major (and some minor) naval battles of the era with historical orders of battle. UG:CW had plenty of them, after all. There are dozens of possibilities, and in many of them the outcome could have gone either way depending on chance or decisions made by the admirals and captains. Food for thought.
  3. It's absolutely a lower priority than that stuff, sure. However I would wager it would be much easier to implement than, say, the campaign.
  4. I would like to see the ability to change paint schemes on the ship - either in the pre-dreadnought era of painted hulls (like the US Great White Fleet or other navies aesthetic choices) or the ability to put dazzle or other schemes on in the WWI/WWII era.
  5. You're absolutely not wrong, but in a way, too right: there is a reason that major fleet battles of the era were never planned to take place far from their home areas, and that is because it was not inherently possible to have sufficient logistics to maintain a large battle fleet so far from home waters and their supply ports. A raiding fleet, yes, but I don't think that's what you're talking about. Consider one of the primary reasons that the imperial/colonial powers of the day had bases on ever far flung island across the globe - it was for resupply. So, as far as ra
  6. I think he means in a situation where he's not at risk of losing his ship. Being sunk by the AI is no less permanent than being sunk by a player.
  7. The current model where you effectively fight a tradeship in order to board it is extremely historically inaccurate. If a merchantman couldn't outrun his pursuer, he surrendered. No solution to this problem of balancing that against it so it is not too easy in the game to raid trade ships is fully satisfactory. In Naval Action, hunting tradeships is limited by 1) the time it takes to do it and 2) the need to either fit its cargo into your own hold or add the ship to your "fleet". You are therefore limited in what how many you can take. Historically, captured merchant men rarely con
  8. Hello all, I was wondering if there is a listing of the tracks used in the game. While I definitely like all the music, what got me thinking about it is that last night I was watching the first episode of "GRANT" on the History Channel and a couple times the background music in the reenactment scenes was definitely the title music in UA:D. So now I'm very curious as to what it actually is. Thanks!
  9. I concur on all points: this is great, and it's also damn near impossible! I got luck(?) as the Monitor, sinking the Virginia with flooding. However I can't sink the monitors as the Virginia (I got one down to 0.7% structure due to fire with the other at about 50% - closest I've come).
  10. Thanks for replying. It looks to be any Gettysburg battle/scenario where the historic II Corps OOB is used. So the "Historical" Battle of Gettysburg and the "Custom" battles of Devil's Den and Pickett's Charge when using "scenario" armies. Since the II Corps was not present then, it is not included in Gettysburg Day 1, or the "Custom" battle of Culp's Hill. Playing as the Confederates, it also seems to be present in the opposing Union troops at Gettysburg in the campaign. Thank you once again.
  11. Hi, I'm wondering if @Nick Thomadis is aware of this in the base game, or if this is something that @JonnyH13 or @pandakraut could correct in their rebalance mod. I'd like to bring a fairly minor (yet annoying) error in the Union order of battle to your attention. It exists in all historical scenarios regarding Gettysburg, including the smaller scenario battles of Devil's Den and Pickett's Charge. The problem is the brigade commanded by Brigadier General William Harrow in the 2nd Division, II Corps, is labelled as "BROOKE" in duplication of Colonel John Brooke's brigade
  12. I had a brainstorm today and I suspect this has already been suggested but I'm too lazy to search for it! Eventually it would be nice if there was a pre-built group of historical ship classes as well. Like most people, I want to be able to design my own but even if only from a reference standpoint it would be nice if you could, say, plug in "Pennsylvania Class" for the US and make adjustments from there or use historical classes as they were. Keep up the good work!
  13. Hi, A quick comment since my F11 error reporting in game seems not to send a ticket. With the exception of Horatio Nelson. the other two "base" admirals to choose from at start have their names reversed. It should be "John Jervis" not "Jervis John" and "George Brydges Rodney" instead of "Rodney Brydges".
  14. Perhaps. Could someone with specific knowledge from the staff weigh in on this please? Should I create a new thread specifically for it?
  15. Thanks for the information, but I don't think that's it. I have the game on my desktop and laptop - since the laptop travels, they have different firewall setups. I can launch and play the game without issue - but I've never had anything say "Admiral Edition", other than the receipt when I paid. I figured it would be done by email or something like that closer to release.
  16. Good day, I have a similar problem. I purchased the Admiral Edition, but there is no window saying "Admiral Edition" in the bottom corner of the main menu.
  17. Thank you, but you didn't understand what I meant or perhaps I was not clear. I purchased the Admiral's Edition quite some time ago - two months or more? I never saw such an option and I do not believe my copy even says Admiral Edition in the corner like that.
  18. Where is the option to even do this? I purchased the Admiral edition and don't recall this opportunity to enter my name.
  19. Maybe I represent a minority in this, but I really enjoyed the "Fleet Combat" missions that used to exist where you could take one of these missions and fight an AI NPC fleet with a number of friendly NPCs with you (I believe the player's side was always outnumbered, but for any decent player this was not a problem). I don't recall exactly when this was removed as I took a hiatus from the game for a while, but I suspect it was related to the looting mechanics of ships and I recognize there could be a belief that it would give a player a potentially unfair way to loot a bunch of ships at once.
  20. Perhaps this has already been mentioned, but I would suggest the ability to manipulate the hull somewhat. For example, lengthening the hull was proven to have a positive impact on speed, and would functionally increase both the total tonnage of the ship as well as the available tonnage (some kind of sliding scale). This would allow players greater customization as they create their ships and open the door to more interesting trade offs between speed, armor, tonnage, etc.
  21. I agree with all this as well. Plus, there were historic examples where for whatever reason, the "optimum design" wasn't practical, so there should be allowances for that too.
  22. Hi, Just wanted to see if this is the case for everyone or what. Every day I have to update the game, and it downloads and applies a patch. Are there actually that many updates, or is somehow something not being properly applied and saved to my PC?
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