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Amara
03-17-2015, 13:06
Which Age of Sail series is your favourite?

csadn
03-17-2015, 18:58
Which Age of Sail series is your favourite?

Does David Drake's Daniel Leary series count? :)

Amara
03-17-2015, 19:22
If it does, then the first few Honor Harrington novels should, as well, until they get to the point where it abruptly flips to being modern and Tom Clancy-ish.

John Paul
03-17-2015, 23:18
I went with Forrester even though I enjoy just as much O'Brien and Kent, and the Ramage series equally! I do prefer reading an action packed story like "Hornblower" and "Bilitho", as sometimes the minutia of the period presented by O'Brien sometimes causes my eyes to glaze over. However, I still find the series interesting to read due to the character development the series takes you through!

Amara
03-18-2015, 01:48
Oh, heck, I forgot Pope! Should I nuke this poll and start over with Ramage included?

csadn
03-18-2015, 17:17
If it does, then the first few Honor Harrington novels should, as well, until they get to the point where it abruptly flips to being modern and Tom Clancy-ish.

And that's why the Learyverse scores over the Honorverse. That, and Drake has not succumbed to "900-page 'action' novel with 9 pages of People Shooting At Each Other". >:)

Amara
03-18-2015, 18:11
Eep! I just discovered that there's a whole other forum just for polls. Sorry about that!

Diamondback
03-18-2015, 20:14
LOL, we all have our rookie Teething Difficulties... as for me, I'm more the Heavy Metal of WWII than Wooden Ships & Iron Men, but kinda got dragged down this sidetrack because getting in on the ground floor as a consultant was a chance to help Ares avoid some o the pitfalls of other nautical mass-market games. *stares pointedly at WizKids Pirates*

Amara
03-18-2015, 20:32
Did someone say "heavy metal?"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/futabachan/2014-06-03195945.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/futabachan/media/2014-06-03195945.jpg.html)

Diamondback
03-18-2015, 20:35
Not that kind of heavy metal, THIS kind of heavy metal:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/New_Jersey_Shoots.jpg

:D

Amara
03-18-2015, 20:36
Looks pretty metal to me. \m/__(>.<)__\m/

Diamondback
03-18-2015, 20:39
Do bear in mind, I was smacked in the head with a submarine once... thereare some who aren't sure my brain's fully come back even 20 years later. LOL

Comte de Brueys
03-19-2015, 08:12
Which Age of Sail series is your favourite?

The Hornblower series for me.

Comte de Brueys
03-19-2015, 08:14
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/New_Jersey_Shoots.jpg


Looks like an US BB crossing the English Channel after a successful operation "Seel÷we" in 1946.

7eat51
03-19-2015, 09:13
I appreciate the characters of several of the characters in the Hornblower series.

7eat51
03-19-2015, 09:20
Eep! I just discovered that there's a whole other forum just for polls. Sorry about that!

Moved accordingly.

For a similar poll: http://www.sailsofglory.org/showthread.php?746-Poll-Which-is-your-favorite-naval-book-series

Old Salt
03-19-2015, 21:32
The Hornblower series for me.

Me also

Coog
03-20-2015, 01:42
Privateers and Gentlemen series for me.

Mycenius
03-23-2015, 02:48
Horatio Hornblower, of course!! :wink:

John Paul
04-05-2015, 00:39
DB,

That's the type of Heavy Metal that WILL rock your world!! :thumbsup:

Unless you're dug in really, really deep!!!!

Bligh
06-24-2015, 03:07
Brought up on Hornblower, and Kent, but now veering toward Pope.
Rob.

capncarp
08-28-2015, 17:45
Forrester fan, tried and true, including some of his non-HH stories.
Following that, it's a toss-up of O'Brien, Honorverse, Niven (Known Space has many interstellar voyages), and Niven/Pournelle (The Mote In God's Eye),etc.
Oh. And e.e. "Doc" Smith's Lensman and Skylark series.