View Poll Results: What is your favourite Age of Sail fiction series?

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  • Forrester

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  • O'Brien

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  • Kent

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  • Bond

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  • Marryat

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Thread: Favourite Age of Sail fiction?

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    Default Favourite Age of Sail fiction?

    Which Age of Sail series is your favourite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amara View Post
    Which Age of Sail series is your favourite?
    Does David Drake's Daniel Leary series count? :)

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    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.

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    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!
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    Oh, heck, I forgot Pope! Should I nuke this poll and start over with Ramage included?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amara View Post
    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". >:)

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    Eep! I just discovered that there's a whole other forum just for polls. Sorry about that!

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    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*

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    Did someone say "heavy metal?"


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    Not that kind of heavy metal, THIS kind of heavy metal:


    :D

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    Looks pretty metal to me. \m/__(>.<)__\m/

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amara View Post
    Which Age of Sail series is your favourite?
    The Hornblower series for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    Looks like an US BB crossing the English Channel after a successful operation "Seelöwe" in 1946.

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    I appreciate the characters of several of the characters in the Hornblower series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amara View Post
    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/showthre...al-book-series
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    Quote Originally Posted by Comte de Brueys View Post
    The Hornblower series for me.
    Me also

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    Privateers and Gentlemen series for me.

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    Horatio Hornblower, of course!!

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    DB,

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

    Unless you're dug in really, really deep!!!!
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    Brought up on Hornblower, and Kent, but now veering toward Pope.
    Rob.

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    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.
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