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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts work in progress.
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2019, 08:32:18 AM »
On the new site I can see that there are a nice number of nations to play as, including China and Japan - which I was not expecting.

For pre-dreadnought, armored cruiser battles, the major contenders were Greece, Turkey, Russia, Japan and China -- in some cases using British or French constructed ships.  On remote stations, the RN and the German Empire clashed, but of course any battlecruiser could shut that down quickly (as in the Falklands in 1914).

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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts work in progress.
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2019, 08:50:25 AM »
Oh boy!  :bd:
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts work in progress.
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2019, 11:25:26 AM »
Playing as China in the 1890s SIno Japanese War would be epic.
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts work in progress.
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2019, 11:51:50 AM »
Playing as China in the 1890s SIno Japanese War would be epic.

   And allthmoreso if your French cruisers turned up instead of disappearing mysteriously on the high seas.

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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts work in progress.
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2019, 01:46:44 PM »
‘Mysteriously’
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts work in progress.
« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2019, 03:17:08 PM »
‘Mysteriously’

Actually, it was a French cruiser that the Japanese bought in the 1880s that disapeared without a trace -- I think.

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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts work in progress.
« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2019, 03:52:08 PM »
Do you know the name?
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts work in progress.
« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2019, 05:19:55 PM »
There is a new book out on armored cruisers in the period before Dreadnaught.
Think it is published by Naval Institute Press.  Will see if I can find it again, and if so will post the information.
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts work in progress.
« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2019, 06:32:38 PM »
Do you know the name?

  Protected Cruiser Unebi.  Launched (1886) Le Havre.  Purchased by Japan, but vanished on the way to Japan.

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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts work in progress.
« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2019, 06:36:04 PM »
Do you know the name?

  Protected Cruiser Unebi.  Launched (1886) Le Havre.  Purchased by Japan, but vanished on the way to Japan.

  ル・アーヴル港を出港する日本巡洋艦「畝傍」

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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts work in progress.
« Reply #40 on: June 03, 2019, 06:37:01 PM »
Do you know the name?

  Protected Cruiser Unebi.  Launched (1886) Le Havre.  Purchased by Japan, but vanished on the way to Japan.

  ル・アーヴル港を出港する日本巡洋艦「畝傍」


   


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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts work in progress.
« Reply #41 on: June 03, 2019, 06:44:23 PM »



 

 Apparently Emil Bertin designed and built (he was in Japan 1886-1890) most of the Japanese fleet that won the 1894 war with China.

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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts work in progress.
« Reply #42 on: June 03, 2019, 08:08:22 PM »
 :notworthy:

-awesome knowledge you have there-
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« Reply #43 on: June 03, 2019, 10:18:33 PM »
Fascinating stuff.  History I didn't know, and I taught the subject for 20 years.  I love it when I learn something new and I thank you for it.
 

It of course must've been aliens.

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« Reply #44 on: June 04, 2019, 04:12:50 AM »
Fascinating stuff.  History I didn't know, and I taught the subject for 20 years.  I love it when I learn something new and I thank you for it.
 

It of course must've been aliens.

  I blame the Chinese.