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« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2021, 03:56:50 AM »
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« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2021, 04:27:04 PM »

  The French Ironclad super frigate Gloire was near the duel between the two American ships.  I suppose she could have blown them both out of the water if she could catch them (I'm not sure how fast she was).  In search of big frigates I ran a Caroline War battle or two.  The only thing really close included two Spanish ironclad stream frigates and two torpedo boats sinking 4 German gunboats at Palau:

   And the nightmare goes on as Arrogante blasts Chicksaw:


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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2021, 10:14:09 PM »
So the Chickasaw is the ship in the foreground? She does seem to have picked a fight with the wrong Frenchman.  :hide:
"Take a look at that". Sgt. Wilkerson-- CMBN. His last words after spotting a German tank on the other side of a hedgerow.

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« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2021, 11:35:19 AM »
So the Chickasaw is the ship in the foreground? She does seem to have picked a fight with the wrong Frenchman.  :hide:

  Yep.  The Chickasaw (an ironclad monitor) has better guns and armor than the Arrogante (a "Floating Battery")...but monitors seem to have trouble with lucky shots touching off fires and they don't seem to deal well with that.  On the other hand they don't get catastrophic waterline hits unlike say the various forms of "casemate" ironclads and the even more mysterious "Iron Ironclads" that the poor Peruvians have.  The floating batteries don't seem to have any obvious problems but I suspect that's because there's no good data about how they did under fire.  There were a lot of monitors and their problems are well-documented which seems to make them suffer when fighting "Floating batteries"...

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« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2021, 10:50:37 AM »
The monitors have a thin upper deck. Most ships have guns located well above the monitor deck, so their shells usually ricochet off the monitor deck. But guns on floating batteries can, under certain rolling conditions, shoot at the deck of the monitor at an advantageous angle. Then the thin deck will be pierced and there is a high likelihood of a fire. But in general, with a rough sea, monitors are reliable fighters. I do not remember that I was able to pierce their waterline. In addition, monitors are very difficult to ram, because their body is hidden far behind the outer armor.

Yes, ironclad floating batteries did not fight in real history. We were unable to identify the weak points for a lacky shot.
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« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2021, 11:50:51 AM »
We have finally decided on our plans for a new IRONCLADS 3 project and is in a hurry to share them with you.


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« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2021, 12:49:59 PM »
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"Take a look at that". Sgt. Wilkerson-- CMBN. His last words after spotting a German tank on the other side of a hedgerow.