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Comte de Brueys
11-27-2011, 04:14
Wonder what main acting nation of the Napoleonic Wars do you like the best?

Reduced them on the big Five: England, France, Austria, Russia and Prussia

Comte de Brueys
11-27-2011, 05:20
It's a difficult choice, cause I like commanders, ships and troops of different nations, for example the KGL, the Rifles, Nassau and Brunswik troops, Archduke Karl, etc...

But I like the french the most, for many reasons.

The Royal Hajj
11-27-2011, 08:13
For King and Country!

Old Salt
11-27-2011, 08:31
Hands down England, Prussia second ( first on land):D

Anav
11-27-2011, 08:55
I have to go with England. The US Navy owes alot to our brothers across the pond.

brelly
11-28-2011, 20:47
I have always been interested in the Russian Napoleonic Fleet ever since pushing around the counters in Napoleons War and Empire in Arms from Avalon Hill. I addition and as a consequence I am also interested in the Swedish fleet. I am sure that once the game launches that the options to field ships from these fleets will become available.

The Cowman
11-28-2011, 21:06
England it is!

usmc1855
11-28-2011, 21:45
Aye.... I too must throw my lot with England!

Gunner
11-28-2011, 22:04
Navy - My ships serve Empress Catherine II. (as soon as I finish digging a canal out of the Arizona desert.)

After 1897, France

Berthier
11-29-2011, 01:37
Has to be France for my name is "Berthier" :D

French had the finest ships and some of the poorest crews, it's a problem when those damn Brits wouldn't let you out of port!

Dan-Sam
11-29-2011, 01:58
England. I really like the tradition of old navy country. And our visit of Navy museum in Greenwich was so excitin.! For the King and Albion!

Bumblie3
11-29-2011, 03:42
Forever England, shipmates...

SeaHunter
11-29-2011, 04:19
I have to go with England. The US Navy owes alot to our brothers across the pond.


Yes, I have to agree.

SeaHunter
11-29-2011, 04:21
Navy - My ships serve Empress Catherine II. (as soon as I finish digging a canal out of the Arizona desert.)

After 1897, France

You go Ed! :cool:

Attila57
11-29-2011, 14:18
England. I really like the tradition of old navy country. And our visit of Navy museum in Greenwich was so excitin.! For the King and Albion!

I agree, Daniel

Niek_vD
11-30-2011, 10:25
Have a great fondness for Erzherzog Karl (Archduke Charles), so I voted Austria, since all minors are absent. Otherwise it would have been United Provinces/Batavian Republic/Kingdom of Holland/...3 years without favourite.../The Netherlands.

Gunner
11-30-2011, 13:17
I have always been interested in the Russian Napoleonic Fleet ever since pushing around the counters in Napoleons War and Empire in Arms from Avalon Hill. I addition and as a consequence I am also interested in the Swedish fleet. I am sure that once the game launches that the options to field ships from these fleets will become available.

I hope you fared better in Empire in Arms then I did. In the last game, the nefarious English offered me (Russia) safe harbor in their port against the French. Like a fool I accepted and they promptly blockaded me. So much for the English/Russian alliance.

I also hope they will add a Russian 74 and a 100. The Aleksander Nevski and the Rotislav would be great.

Dan-Sam
11-30-2011, 14:31
In the last game, the nefarious English offered me (Russia) safe harbor in their port against the French. Like a fool I accepted and they promptly blockaded me. So much for the English/Russian alliance.

Blockades in harbours are a centuries proven tactic of British Navy. Germans can talk about it for hours, especially from the WWI (oh, I am 100 years in future, yay!) :)

Tommy Z
11-30-2011, 23:27
My services are for sale to the highest bidder!

Gunner
12-01-2011, 00:19
My services are for sale to the highest bidder!

How's my credit?

Dan-Sam
12-01-2011, 02:03
How's my credit?
Two reputation points :D :D :D

Gunner
12-01-2011, 02:18
You've been peeking.

Dan-Sam
12-01-2011, 02:21
You've been peeking.
I had to use google translator to translate "peeking" :o Just a little, but there are any other credit systems here :) Just joking Ed ;)

Tommy Z
12-01-2011, 14:36
How's my credit?

I'm sorry....I only accept cash, dubloons or Rep Points!

I've also thought about making a Will Sail for Booze! sign.

Horatio
12-01-2011, 14:41
Had to be dear old Blighty.
My ancestors where masters and ship owners then so have protect my heritage.

Bluedevil
12-01-2011, 15:00
Since I've read a book about the life of Nelson I've got a soft spot for the British sailor ...:)

Capt P
12-01-2011, 18:25
Well I think a Master & Commander scenerio would be in order for a good game. Took French cause I think most would take Brits.

Bligh
12-02-2011, 04:42
England. Just because we got far more sea time than the rest.
Rob.

Nightbomber
12-02-2011, 09:25
I chose France, not for not liking the famous English navy, just to have an excuse when my (future) ships got sunk. "You know, the Brits, they rule the waves, we had no chance to win, blablabla, we have a historical result".:) Since I'm not a hardcore maritime player, I would rahter man a gun then command a ship (God save my crew!). So playing an underdog is always easier to loose (should I choose Prussian navy instead? hmmm...). Well I have no idea about neither Russian nor Austrian navy achievements of the era.
Comte, you seem to be an expert of Napoleonics, could you link me up to some reading (but not too long) about navies of the era?;)

Comte de Brueys
12-03-2011, 02:27
Sorry, got only books in german about the Age of Sail and the Napoleonics.:p

Killick
12-03-2011, 15:00
As a big Patrick O'Brian fan had to go with England.

Capn Duff
12-05-2011, 16:43
Now this is a bit difficult for me, when is anything simple these days?
On sea England, although my avatar was in fact Scottish.
However on land I am a Bonapartist and as nearly all my friends had armies for Britain, France, Prussia & Russia, I have a soft spot and a large 15mm Austrian Army :)

Gunner
12-05-2011, 18:24
Now this is a bit difficult for me, when is anything simple these days?
On sea England, although my avatar was in fact Scottish.
However on land I am a Bonapartist and as nearly all my friends had armies for Britain, France, Prussia & Russia, I have a soft spot and a large 15mm Austrian Army :)

Don't feel too bad Chris. I have a good size 15mm Ottoman army waiting in the port of Bodrum to be picked up by the SGN Turkish fleet. Waiting and waiting and ..........

David Manley
12-06-2011, 00:12
I think the image to the left says it all :)

Gunner
12-06-2011, 02:22
I think the image to the left says it all :)

Ha, Ha. It even took me a few seconds to notice my flag.

But I would like to get my hands on a 1/1200 Turkish ship. Even a French built one.

VonHinnebusch
12-08-2011, 18:15
I'm just glad the Prussian fleet is listed... ;)

Stormkahn
12-16-2011, 12:16
I voted for Engalnd but that's because I let my ancestry show!! I'd probably go for Prussia or Russia so that I learn something new, not that I know much about England :)

Coog
01-15-2012, 17:18
England because of their great naval tradition.

Berthier
01-16-2012, 04:22
At present 75% want to run with the RN, another 11% spread amongst other countries involved with the various Coalition's wars against France...who are you all going to fight guys? The 14% of us foolish enough to want to play the French at least wont want for opponents ;)

Mind you the poll didn't include the Dutch, Spanish (oh there will be a huge groundswell of support for them) or the US. It would get a bit boring though just fighting out large frigate battles with the US..come to the dark side and have a real challenge when you eventually play..join the French fleet!

We offer, great food (definitely not spoiled by being in storage too long or damaged by damp because we never go to sea)

You get liberty, equality and fraternity for free!

You get wonderfully built ships (best not to mention the crew quality)

You get wine, not that rum rubbish the RN serve up, no buggery here either, and forget the lash it isn't fitting for "the citizens" of France. Let the English beat their downtrodden subjects.

No hard tack either, only the best croissants baked the same day

If you're really good, avoid the RN, pick off lots of merchantmen you may make Admiral one day even if you start below decks.

You get really cool medals. You wont see a "Legion d'Honneur" in the RN no matter how good you are. You'll be dumped on shore as soon as there's peace with not even a pat on the back

You get to say "merde" and other fancy words without your friends having a clue what you are talking about.

France has the best beaches of any of the protagonists, so while you're not sailing the seas (ie pretty much all the time) you can soak up the sun and improve your tan

Plus you get to visit (well actually you get to stay..something like the Hotel California- "you can check in any time you like but you can never leave" thanks to the RN) lots of beautiful ports in the Med, the costa del sol, the Brittany coast...

Really when you think about it, the Marine nationale offers all the luxury and contentment you could want without the silly nonsense of having to go to sea with all the risks entailed.

David Manley
01-16-2012, 07:04
I like playing the French and Spanish in AoS games (as I do the Italians in WW2 games) - playing the underdog means if you lose you've still done as well as your historical counterpart :)

That said, in AWI games I like playing on the American side as I can take on the persona of my family's "dark side" :)

David Manley
01-16-2012, 07:05
well actually you get to stay..something like the Hotel California- "you can check in any time you like but you can never leave" thanks to the RN

Bravo! :D

Coog
01-16-2012, 15:54
Do you want to see a guillotine in Piccadilly? Want to call that raggedy-arse Napoleon your king? You want your children to sing the "La Marseillaise?"

Berthier
01-16-2012, 17:48
Do you want to see a guillotine in Piccadilly? Want to call that raggedy-arse Napoleon your king? You want your children to sing the "La Marseillaise?"

That's L'Empereur, no kings for us! Guillotine would be in the Tower, and what's wrong with a nice tune?

Coog
01-16-2012, 21:41
That's L'Empereur, no kings for us! Guillotine would be in the Tower, and what's wrong with a nice tune?

Well, I do have to admit, the tune is a little catchy.

David Manley
01-16-2012, 22:42
Well, I do have to admit, the tune is a little catchy.

So was the theme tune for "The Fall Guy" but I wouldn't use it as the basis for a system of government :)

csadn
01-17-2012, 21:06
[stands over here in America, and thinks on Ben Franklin's response to his chess opponent's statement, "Mr. Franklin, you have my King in check"; "My dear, one day I hope to have *all* your Kings in check" >;) ]

PirateBlake
01-26-2013, 23:43
Man, I would like to vote for the Austrian navy, but they had what? Four frigates and two brigs? No, I am liking the Russians and hope the Turkish ships are not to far behind in the production schedule ;)

Jack Aubrey
01-27-2013, 06:38
after thinking about it, I like them all, but for a good game on a normal table it`s England and France.

7eat51
02-09-2013, 23:47
I have always enjoyed rooting for England during this period, but as I read more about the War of 1812, I am growing to appreciate/respect the U.S. Navy more. However, given the choices, I'm for England.

pward
04-14-2013, 14:58
Given the choices... England

Naharaht
04-14-2013, 22:33
Spain had a very important navy in Napoleonic times. Also, do not forget Holland and the U.S.A..

Gunner
04-15-2013, 00:08
Spain had a very important navy in Napoleonic times. Also, do not forget Holland and the U.S.A..

Right after the Spanish I'd like to see the Russians who had huge navies who fought the Swede & Danish in the Baltic and the Turks in the Black Sea.
Raider Games Navy Lists from the age of Sail Volume Six 1787-1791, The Russian Navy comes of age, shows many battles between the above Navies naming ships & guns.