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Everything posted by LeBoiteux

  1. four years of 'Yes we can', now four years of 'Make (my breakfast, my holiday, my girlfriend, my dog...) great again' 'Looking forward to' the next one... 😉
  2. The first submarine sunk by seaplanes may be the French Foucault on 15 sept. 1916 by Austro-Hungarian planes : Bases of the French Naval Air forces in 1918 (certainly shared with the Allies) against enemy submarines/bases/ships : (dark blue : airships ; light blue : seaplanes ; red : captive balloons) Info (in French) and source
  3. ^ You think it is a conspiracy... You may be right 'They' are everywhere! 😁
  4. Any piece of fiction (movies, video games, novels...) is driven by a set of values. No one really interested in 'historical truth' would turn brothels into plain buildings to craft 'morale boost' or 'efficacy increasing'... Up to you to suggest an acceptable implementation of brothels in NA. Just my 2 cent You can also go to the tavern of Sid Meier's Pirates to pick up ideas. Needless to say, up to the devs to implement whatever they want.
  5. We all know you favor very long voyages around NA OW. But someone has to say it to you : you've been staying in the OW for too long... 😉
  6. Forget about brothels, instead suggest something about taverns. No need to promote the sexual exploitation of women. 🙂
  7. But the custom for a Sol not to shoot first at a smaller ship is true, right ? If so, this constraint could be implemented into an Age of Sail game to compensate their speed. (btw, is a Sol faster than a Brexit? 😉)
  8. Doesn't the official website advertise a single-player game vs AI fleets with 2 options : a campaign or instant battles (which is fine) ? btw there is a misspelling : 'against AI fleets'
  9. I saw on a youtube vid that there was an interesting line of sight tool for land/landing battles. If there were to be a French campaign implemented in game some day, I guess it could be fun/unusual to have the French Aerostatic Corps with balloons for reconnaissance. They took action from 1794 to 1802 (battle of Fleurus, campaign in Egypt…). One of these balloons, L'Intrépide, is exhibited at the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum in Vienna. 🙂
  10. A crane lifting a seaplane back to the seaplane carrier after a sea landing (may 1914):
  11. A Greek/Roman warrior as an allegorical figure of what is "redoubtable" (ie the name of the ship) would be a logical choice for a figurehead made during the French Revolution at the time of the name change (1794).
  12. A rare pic : the take-off of a Caudron G3 seaplane from the ship La Foudre on 8 may 1914 :
  13. ^ Indeed and that's why those sculptures of Tourville, Duguay-Trouin, Jean Bart, Duquesne (...) from the Naval Museum are an invaluable source about the production of the French figureheads of the period, especially ' for the Téméraire or advanced classes ' (which was Admin's initial question). For now, with the info in this thread including the ship model, figureheads of, at least, Le Duquesne and Le Duguay-Trouin can be modeled with some details in the game... ie, what was or what could have been their figureheads, according to what we know. 🙂
  14. Naval Museum, bust of Duquesne for a figurehead, c. 1822 (?) : See also here
  15. land battles and naval ones are connected via trade, troop landing and transportation, invasions... Nice to have both in a same game. I for one wouldn't understand if there was Chesapeake without Yorktown or Yorktown without Chesapeake, in a given campaign.
  16. Do you now when this ship model was made ? ____________________ From the collection of the Naval Museum of Toulon, sculptures of Tourville, Duguay-Trouin, Jean Bart and Duquesne : Also, Bellone (c. 1815) : And more : here.
  17. According to the French Navy : Laid down in 1888 Launched in 1890 Layed up in 1910 Sold to the Peruvian Navy in 1911, renamed 'Commandant Elias Aguirre' but never delivered because of WWI Guns disembarked in 1915 Sold to Belgium in 1918, renamed Péruvier and used as cargo ship Condemned in 1920 Characteristics : 6400 t ; 14000 cv ; 114 x 15,7 x 7,9 m ; Plans de Bussy ; En acier ; 20 chaudières du Temple ; 3 hélices ; 480 h ; II.194 + VI.164 + 12).
  18. https://www.rtbf.be/info/regions/bruxelles/detail_la-licorne-replique-d-un-voilier-du-17e-siecle-mise-a-l-eau-a-bruxelles?id=10206395
  19. I for one (and Destraex also, I think) talk only about the OW, not battle instances. Needless to say... As for AI aggressiveness (the subject of my post), it still hasn't been implemented yet and can be discussed, knowing some don't like the idea. Cheers 🙂
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