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    Greatest Admiral's

    Will fire another curve-ball in their, Admiral Sir Josias Rowley - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Josias_Rowley,_1st_Baronet Won an extremely difficult campaign against the French in Mauritius (Ile De France) despite some heroically inept actions of his Captains. This is despite being heavily outnumbered and outgunned AND operating in the middle of the Indian ocean during Hurricane season. Would echo some of the comments about Nelson, i accept he is probably the greatest Admiral ever and won some stunning victories, however he was commanding fleets of the some of the most effective warships ever to sail the sea's against morally and technically inferior (if not numerically) inferior opponents. Also worth pointing out that Sir Cuthbert Collingwood was in command for the majority of the battle of Trafalgar, albeit implementing Nelsons tactics. Nelson is one of my biggest Hero's but he had a lot of advantages.
  2. If the Temeraire is the way you want to go, here on the designs for HMS Dreadnought which was a ship in the same class. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Temeraire_%281798%29#mediaviewer/File:Neptune_class_plan.jpg Unfortunately whilst their are many painting of Temeraire most contain known inaccuracies.
  3. Unfortunately a commonly stated mistake. They where actually two different ships. The first ship in the Royal Navy was a captured french third rate, launched in 1749 and captured by the British in the battle of lagos in 1759. She was subsequently sold out of the navy and broken up in 1784. The Temeraire of Turner fame, which fought at Trafalgar was the second ship to bear the name, laid down in 1793 in Chatham and was indeed a 98 gun second rate and would be a great candidate for a generic second rate BUT i sense the admins where looking for a none British ship.
  4. Only problem with Bucentaure is that it was late in the period and by the time it was launched was only really a third rate.
  5. Sketch of Sans Pariel in this class http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Sans_Pareil_%281794%29#mediaviewer/File:HMS_Sans_Pareil_%281794%29.jpg Painting of William Tell, (HMS Malta) another ship in this class http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cf/Guillaume_Tell_PU5634.jpg Stern view of Formidable http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_ship_Formidable_%281795%29#mediaviewer/File:Beau_fait_d%27armes_du_capitaine_Troude_3895.jpg Sketch of Franklin before she was captured by the British and renamed HMS Canopus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Canopus_%281798%29#mediaviewer/File:HMS_Canopus_%281798%29.jpg Lots of famous ships in this class.
  6. Why not use the French version of the Tonnant (Captured by the British at the Nile) She was the lead ship in her class laid down in 1787 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Tonnant_%281798%29
  7. Why not have the basic ship with "insurance" so if it's lost you get your money back to re buy ship. But then expensive extra's which are not covered by insurance. Thinking of Surprise, basic ship could come with 4pdr's on the main deck with no bow or stern chasers, cannons could be basic touch-hole models. You could then pay to upgrade to 6,9pdr or carronades, chasers in the bow and stern of different types, cooper sheathing on the hull, flintlock cannons, effective aiming mechanism etc etc
  8. No doubt in my mind that it should be permanent ship loss, but as with my other thread think insurance to be a good idea... and realistic.
  9. You are absolutely right but as far as i know their is no rule yet against ramming and it seems to be an effective way for a small ship to take down a large one. I've just graduated to the 6th rate so will see it it works against larger ships still.
  10. Pulling away and in the background the Frigate begins to sink
  11. Start pulling away and broadside fired into stern
  12. Contact at the rear of the ship, wasn't sure it would work as it's normally a little more central
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