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Everything posted by Malachi

  1. I don´t have UA yet, but if the ships are the same as in NA, then Dédaigneuse-class would be correct for the La Belle Poule model. L'Hermione -> Concorde-class Not sure about the UA Diana, the one in NA belongs to the spanish Mahonesa-class. And you're correct about Cerberus/Coventry
  2. We already have this ship model in-game and doing the interiors for all ships would be a gigantic time sink for the devs. Not going to happen.
  3. Quite honestly, I have no idea. You could play around with wetted surface / sail area ratios (the former easily obtained from the ingame models) but such numbers would just give a hint at the potential performance, no 'hard evidence'. Regarding Connie/Bellona: I'd hazard a guess that Connie has a larger sail area, so she theoretically should accelerate faster. If that would be beneficial for gameplay is another jolly good question. Slade's Niger/Alarm class. 125' / 35' 2'' , L/B 3.55 11 knots close-hauled and 13,5 knots with the wind abaft the beam. Extremely resp
  4. This is true but we´re talking sailing ships. Out of two vessels with the same wetted surface area, same draft, but a different length/breadth ratio, the one with more beam is most probably more stable and thus able to carry more sail in the same wind conditions. And there´s a good chance that this more than offsets the theoretical high L/B ratio speed advantage. One of the fastest frigates in the Age of Sail had a length/breadth ratio of around 3.50 and her body plan looks like a box with slightly beveled edges. Didn´t matter, because she simply 'outcarried' her competition.
  5. Gerade? Nuja, den Anfang vom Ende würd ich jetzt ein bischen früher ansetzen
  6. This is how it should have been done since 2013, to be honest. No discussions, no forum opinions with an impact on development and no ship selection polls. 'Democracy' doesn´t seem work as far as game development is concerned. The mess we've been through in last couple of years should be proof enough for that.
  7. And instances of 'slow' british ships of the line catching 'fast' french frigates, although this usually happened in bad weather situations. A relatively small ship has distinctive speed disadvantage vs. a larger one in heavy seas.
  8. Found another one with french arming cloths. Sexeeey: Battle of St. Kitts Another pretty nice paint scheme: White Quarterdeck barricades. Looks good on the Royal Sovereign
  9. https://www.amazon.de/Frigate-Commander-Tom-Wareham/dp/1848848595 Best naval history book I've read for a long time. By the way, Moore´s the guy who captured the last big spanish treasure convoy, commanding Indefatigable.
  10. Canvas = same material the sails are made of These arming cloths (or 'fights') were the precursor of the hammock netting, in use until the middle of the 18th century. The pic you posted is the only one I know where french arming cloths are depicted. Here is the british version, red with a thin white border: Boscawen (ex-La Medée), 1752 'Resolution in a Gale', Van de Velde, ca. 1678
  11. Pretty sure that the blue stripe with the fleur de lis is painted canvas, I think the English name is arming cloth (the british version was red with a thin white stripe).
  12. Nope. Gun Deck is just the lower deck on ships with two decks. Here´s what Mr R. Gardiner has to say about it: However, it was not just size that was the problem with the sixth rates, since they were built to a clumsy two-decked design. The lower deck - for historical reasons called the 'Gun Deck' - only had ports for 2 guns a side, the remaining space being taken up with oar ports, but this deck had to be far enough above the waterline to allow the guns to be worked when the ship was heeling or rolling in a seaway. This meant that the 'Upper Deck' - in effect, the main gun deck - was eve
  13. Frigates have two continuous decks, one is armed, one is not.
  14. 'True' frigates are two-deckers. Just sayin...
  15. Heh, she´s already carrying a too heavy armament in-game now, 9-pounders would be overkill (from a historical point of view, not speaking about balancing).
  16. Makes sense. Although the only contemporary evidence for the black and white colour scheme are the two models. There are a couple of water colours by Antoine Roux of swedish vessels which suggest that the standard colour scheme was yellow ocre/ black with a thin stripe across the gunports. By the way, some of the figureheads of Bellona - and Gustav Adolph-class survived until this day and a couple of them are painted red (but white below).
  17. That wiki entry needs an update, the Hedvig Elisabet Charlotta certainly wasn´t part of the Wasa-class, she was 7' longer. Just as the Gustav Adolphs were 4' longer than Wasa. And not in the same class.
  18. Just to get the history straight... there was only one Wasa-class ship, the Wasa. Then were was the Gustav Adolph-class with 10 ships total (including the Rättvisan).
  19. Hmhm, threedecks.... Wasa draught says 60 gun ship, Gustav Adolph-class (Rättvisan) draught says 60 gun ship. The latter were only 4' longer anyway.
  20. U-oh, this thread.... Could someone please enlighten me...both the Wasa- and the Gustav Adolph-class were considered 60-gun ships in the swedish Navy (and their plans say just that: 60 guns). So how can one be a third and one a fourth rate? I don´t care about the overall rating in-game, but if it´s practically the same ship, there should be some consistency, right?
  21. Hehe, it doesn´t look that bad, does it ^^ But the Venus was designed for a very specific environment in mind, the Baltic with the most likely opponent, Sweden. The swedish skerry fleet operated large squadrons of very efficient gunboats* and the usual modus operandi was to attack becalmed vessels 'from behind' or bow on, so a efficient defense against these stern rakes was important to Hohlenberg. The narrow stern with its sturdy construction offered a bit more protection than a conventional one and the last two broadside guns could also be aimed at the enemy (if not directly behi
  22. Nymphen, 1832 Now for something special...the danish Venus of 1805. Certainly not the most beautiful frigate ever built, featuring a stern only a mother could love, but interesting nonetheless Venus. Inboard Profile, 1803 Venus. Sailplan, 1803 Venus. Stern and Head, 1803 Najaden. Stern and Head, 1810 'The Danish ship Christian the Seventh, when commanded by Sir Joseph Yorke, had the first character in the English Navy as a man of war; and the Danemark and Norge, ships of war - and Venus, Danish frigat
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