View Poll Results: What Nationality Would You Like Next?

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  • Spain

    86 51.81%
  • Netherlands

    17 10.24%
  • United States

    50 30.12%
  • Russia

    3 1.81%
  • Other

    10 6.02%
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  1. #51
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    I'm quite sure this is never going to happen, but clashes between Austrian and Turkish river flotillas on Danube would be nice to see.

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    USA's a done deal coming in Wave 2, so as important as it is to note the Dutch role in naval history I really gotta go with the Spanish to fill out Trafalgar some more.

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    Nobody ever expects the Spanish Inquisition... but you should.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Breeze View Post
    I just didn't want to be seen as the, "Thread Pirate Roberts" and get too far off topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post
    Nobody ever expects the Spanish Inquisition... but you should.
    Resisting. The. Urge!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    USA's a done deal coming in Wave 2, so as important as it is to note the Dutch role in naval history I really gotta go with the Spanish to fill out Trafalgar some more.
    Hey DB,

    Ever read this?

    Name:  Trafalgar and the Spanish Navy.png
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    If you haven't, and need any info from it, let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post

    Nobody ever expects the Spanish Inquisition... but you should.

    Quote Originally Posted by David Manley View Post
    Resisting. The. Urge!!!!!
    How about a hint. 2014 or 2015?
    Last edited by Gunner; 03-11-2014 at 12:48.

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    Eric: 1. Linky No Worky... 2. I haven't, but I do have the complete OrBat as per Wikipedia. If I PM you the ships I don't have classes for, would you mind looking 'em up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    Eric: 1. Linky No Worky... 2. I haven't, but I do have the complete OrBat as per Wikipedia. If I PM you the ships I don't have classes for, would you mind looking 'em up?
    Link - just a picture. Sorry about that.

    PM anything you want me to research. I need to reload the pictures in my albums. Once done, feel free to ask for anything from any of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7eat51 View Post
    Hey DB,

    Ever read this?

    Name:  Trafalgar and the Spanish Navy.png
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    If you haven't, and need any info from it, let me know.
    I picked up a copy but haven't read it yet. When glancing through it, I felt the author was making excuses for the navy. Is it worth the time to read it all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post

    Nobody ever expects the Spanish Inquisition... but you should.



    How about a hint. 2014 or 2015?
    I was thinking more of.....



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    Eric, PM inbound--I should note that most of my problems are design details and technical arcana--I'm trying to sort out future sculpts, and leave the stats and special rules to those more knowledgeable in cultural, doctrinal and institutional matters.

    "A man's gotta know his limitations..."--Det. "Dirty" Harry Callahan

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    I definitely want to see more American ships released, and I think the Constitution is the best place to start with that.

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    Voted Spanish, but, seems like most other people did too, so, since the US is pretty much guaranteed, I would go for bringing the Dutch in, since they were also very heavy users of ships.

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    I vote for Spain ...

    Having said that I don't see why Ares needs to restrict production to only one country

    Go American at the same time

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    With Andrea confirming the Armada Real over on BGG, time to rebuild this I think...

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    Might never happen in my lifetime, but I'd love to see Russians and Turks. Or at least appropriate reprints.

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    Think it's time to reboot this poll, replace the Spanish with somebody else since they're Officially Announced now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    Think it's time to reboot this poll, replace the Spanish with somebody else since they're Officially Announced now.
    Pity the poll can't handle "Australian balloting"; then it'd be an easy matter to remove the Spanish and see who copped the most 2nd-place votes.

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    Apologies but it has to be Spain. Then the next series the other nations, US, Danish, Dutch etc.

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    I'm with you Neil.
    Spain has to be represented fully.
    Rob.

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    After those planned Spanish ships there should be a Spanish frigate and the Santissima Trinidad special. That might not be fully represented, but no other nation is represented fully. I think it would be acceptable.

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    As Spain is on its way...... Eventually, my second vote would be for the Dutch navy, I have some french hussars just itching to capture a few frozen ships :)
    But as the Dutch were one of the big four Naval powers during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars I think they would be a great addition to the game, in my humble of course

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    I was told by Ares what seems like a long time ago, that Russians will be built. I hope they won't renege on their promise.

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    But Russians need Swedes to fight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexaS View Post
    But Russians need Swedes to fight!
    You've got that right. And then the Turks.

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    If they do Spain properly, and then the Transports, I don't expect to be around for the Dutch or Russian Fleets at the time scale we have at the moment.
    Rob.

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    Don't forget pirates mixed in there too, Rob.

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    No Pirates!

    Only Privateers in my games Jonas.
    Rob.


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    Of course! Privateers with black flags with sculls and crossbones...

    I'll hunt them down regardless.

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    There were indeed some very colourful and innovative Privateer colours being flown, and of course the Barbary, and Malayan Pirates etc were still very active in late 1700s, so I am not ruling them out exactly.
    Rob.

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    Some nice Xebecs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Union Jack View Post
    Some nice Xebecs.
    NOTE TO ARES:

    Considering all the nations, pirates and privateers that used them, I would think the Xebec would be a very big seller.
    Last edited by Gunner; 10-14-2015 at 16:39.

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    I would like a pirate Xebec. Jack Aubrey captured a Xebec frigate in one novel.

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    ...and fought others. It's in Master and Commander.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Gull View Post
    Generic ships that can be used for any nation.
    Merchants, luggers, cutters, rowing boats ... anything that floats. Unarmed or armed, matters not.
    Agreed

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    An interesting resurrection Alistair, because since this was mooted, and with our connections to Aries via DB and Dave Manley we know know a little more about the constraints of manufacturing really small craft. We are not likely to see anything smaller than the sloop of war I feel. For luggers, patrol boats and schooners I generally go to Langtons.

    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Well Rob I got into this game because my hand are to shakey to make the models So I will just have to take what ever ARES produces

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    Frankly, I think they CAN do smaller models, it's just that the game system doesn't well support them and it'd be a very labor intensive process.

    Here's how Rich Baker did PT's in 1/900 for Axis & Allies War at Sea:

    A one-piece casting, with the boats molded integrally with the clear plastic base and painted. Adapting this to Sails would mean a new lid-piece with two or three generic small vessels, could even use the same hulls for all nations and just plug in brig-rig or schooner-rig masts to suit.
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