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  1. Great idea ! 🙂 There were also seaplane tenders and... early seaplanes, such as La Foudre (1895) carrying Canard Fabre, Canard Voisin and Nieuport seaplanes from 1910 on.
  2. Not sure there is a strict correlation between having one's own nation in game and buying a game. I for one liked playing a Soviet soldier in the Eastern Front of a WWII game, a US secret agent in Splinter Cell, a French captain in NA, a Japanese samurai in the Mark of the Ninja or an Ancient Greek in TW Rome and so on because it was realistic/believable and helped the immersion (the make-believe). 'Not sure' I would play a game as a Belgian samurai or a US lancer in TW Rome. However I am no MMO specialist... And it might be cultural.
  3. Speaking of land battles, I really like the idea of connecting them to naval battles and fleets : Speaking of connections (and thus nations), I wonder why the focus of such a game as UA:AoS are national campaigns and careers of given Admirals and not a given war and coalitions. Wars were (already) coalition ones. And such battles as the naval battle of Chesapeake (France vs GB) and the (land) siege of Yorktown (with US, French, British, etc. troops) were connected. The first game of the series could have been about the American Revolutionary War with two factions/campaigns : one for the USA ans their allies and one for the British and their allies. The second game about say a Napoleonic war with two playable coalitions, etc. IMHO making it nation-focused give a partial view of History.
  4. ^ You both should think about creating a comic duo together 🙂
  5. Your reasoning : a French (Francisco Gautier) replaces a Spanish (Jorge Juan) at the head of the Spanish shipbuilding from 1765 to 1782 using his (French) system, that's what explains the defeat of the Spanish-French fleet at Trafalgar in 1805 where the British ships were 'surely inspired" by Spanish Juan, thus the Spanish system is better than French one. Ok... 🙂
  6. French 74-gun Téméraire, 80-gun Tonnant and 118-gun Océan, etc. classes, being shit ? Not sure all the Naval Historians will agree with you... 😉 The two ships are not exactly of the same type. The Duguay-Trouin belongs to a variant. See here. Moreover, Admin seems to imply that this ship will be British in game and only visible as HMS Implacable. It makes too (small) differences. And NA "is fond of" Trafalgar 🙂 btw I'd rather see in game captured ships with their original name and nationality... (or at least, both versions) From @Wagram : HMS Implacable : French Le Duguay-Trouin :
  7. The San Juan Nepomuceno was French in design while... French Le Requin was Spanish-designed 😉
  8. Indeed. 🙂 In other words, speaking of the French (that's what I can talk about), there was usually a gap between the Corvettes (up to 20 guns on the GD) and the Frigates (26 or 28), a gap that has been filled only on some very rare occasions/attempts : The light frigates La Galathée and La Mutine,1744 (24x6-pdr) Seven 8-pdr frigates with 24x8-pdr on the GD (1740-1750), such as L'Émeraude (1744) The 22x8-pdr (4) and 24x8-pdr (5) Revolutionary heavy Corvettes (while most carried 20 guns, 6 or 8-pdr) Fortfait's and Le Tellier's 12-pdr corvettes 'fortes' (1794-96) 12-pdr La Gracieuse (1750) those ships mentioned above ...
  9. In this time period, French 12-pdr Frigate La Psyché (1798) had 24x12-pdr and 18x6-pdr (42 guns). Apart from that, 24 gun battery was used to design a few French Revolution 8-pdr (heavy) corvettes (L'Unité...).
  10. btw the name of the ship is Le Redoutable : as it is Le Triomphant : in : Any French ship has an article in her shipname : Le, La or L'
  11. Je demande ça parce que j'ai lu, au sujet des pavillons, sur le site de l'Ecole navale : Je n'ai pas cherché de sources pour le confirmer/infirmer. Ce qui est (peut-être) vrai pour un morceau de tissu facilement changeable (et que l'auteur de ces lignes appelle "traditions") peut l'être (un temps) pour un morceau du décor sculpté... Il existe certainement des plans british de navires français capturés à l'époque pour trancher la question.
  12. Est-ce que l'écu aux trois fleurs de lys a survécu à la fin de la monarchie (sur les navires construits avant et toujours en activité après) ou a-t-il été supprimé/remplacé par la suite ?
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