View Poll Results: In Which Navy Would You Have Served?

Voters
109. You may not vote on this poll
  • Britain

    44 40.37%
  • France

    8 7.34%
  • United States

    34 31.19%
  • Spain

    5 4.59%
  • Other

    18 16.51%
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 50 of 96

Thread: In Which Navy Would You Have Served?

  1. #1

    Default In Which Navy Would You Have Served?

    In which Nation's Navy, big or small, would you have served during the Napoleonic Era? For me, it has to be the U.S. Navy.

  2. #2
    First Naval Lord
    United States

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Log Entries
    1,539
    Name
    Keith

    Default

    I think it would have to be Britain... so much longer to serve and a lot more action!

  3. #3

    Default

    I think my avatar says it all :)

    (and actually I kind of do already :) )
    Last edited by David Manley; 02-26-2012 at 10:45.

  4. #4

    Default

    France, no doubt. :cool:

  5. #5
    Ordinary Seaman
    Midshipman
    United States

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Log Entries
    459
    Name
    Steve

    Default

    I will go with the US Navy....Its worked for me this long.....Lots of chance for promotion......

  6. #6
    Master & Commander
    United States

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Log Entries
    2,027
    Name
    Chris

    Default

    Does "pirate" count as "Other"? Since I doubt there's a reputable navy which would have the likes of me.... :)

  7. #7

    Default

    Does "pirate" count as "Other"? Since I doubt there's a reputable navy which would have the likes of me.... :)
    You know, the more I think about it the more I reckon a pirate version as "first release" would have made a lot of sense :D

  8. #8

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by csadn View Post
    Does "pirate" count as "Other"? Since I doubt there's a reputable navy which would have the likes of me.... :)
    I guess it would. You would be "nationless," owing allegiance to no one. While not quite as active as in the 17th and 18th centuries, they were still around during the Napoleonic Era (and even today) causing problems for other nations.
    Last edited by Coog; 02-26-2012 at 15:48.

  9. #9
    Ordinary Seaman
    Midshipman
    United States

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Log Entries
    156
    Name
    Karl

    Default

    I voted "Other" as privateers don't serve in a navy. Now, for which nation I'd serve with, well who's paying the most? ;)
    Karl

  10. #10
    Master & Commander
    United States

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Log Entries
    2,027
    Name
    Chris

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Coog View Post
    I guess it would. You would be "nationless," owing allegiance to no one. While not quite as active as in the 17th and 18th centuries, they were still around during the Napoleonic Era (and even today) causing problems for other nations.
    Well, since the game is oriented towards stand-up fights than "cutting-out operations" and generally making life difficult for the home front, I figure "pirate" is the best I can manage.

    "Evening, gentlemen -- welcome aboard HMS _Disreputable_." >;)

  11. #11
    Ordinary Seaman
    Midshipman
    United States

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Log Entries
    459
    Name
    Steve

    Default

    beware the Pirate wannabe's.....The US Navy knows how to deal with pirates.Name:  421621_321439301236928_100001125829248_859905_1757611430_n.jpg
Views: 466
Size:  29.8 KB

  12. #12
    Master & Commander
    United States

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Log Entries
    2,027
    Name
    Chris

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Anav View Post
    beware the Pirate wannabe's.....The US Navy knows how to deal with pirates.
    Well, as most of Europe was convinced the US Navy wasn't much better than a pirate organization to start with.... ;)

  13. #13
    Ordinary Seaman
    Midshipman
    United States

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Log Entries
    459
    Name
    Steve

    Default

    They were tought a lesson too. Or started asking us for help.

  14. #14

    Default

    Other for me too, not that I want to be a pirate either. I think my particular skills would be better served in the Admiralty or equivalent of other nations. I mean going to sea, scurvy, great heights swinging in 10 metre arcs 50 metres above the sea in ocean swells, being flogged and blasted with lead and splinters, living with a few hundred other gents in very close proximity...sounds like a really great time but I'm sure I could serve better on land and contribute much more to the fight...

  15. #15

    Default

    Since the Duchy of Warsaw didn't have a navy, I guess I would have served on a French ship:confused: (Out side chance on a Russian ship):confused:.
    My vote went to France.

  16. #16
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    12,997
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    Had to go with my own Nation, although having Dutch relations I nearly went with other. I have always fancied defending my fleet against French Cavalry.

    Name:  Dutch Fleet at the Texel.jpg
Views: 492
Size:  38.1 KB

    Rob.

  17. #17

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Had to go with my own Nation, although having Dutch relations I nearly went with other. I have always fancied defending my fleet against French Cavalry.

    Name:  Dutch Fleet at the Texel.jpg
Views: 492
Size:  38.1 KB

    Rob.
    When the ice melts, you're in big trouble.

  18. #18
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    12,997
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    In actual fact it was the other way round. the cavalry rode across the ice and captured the Dutch Fleet intact. If the ice had melted they could have sailed away.
    Rob.

  19. #19

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    In actual fact it was the other way round. the cavalry rode across the ice and captured the Dutch Fleet intact. If the ice had melted they could have sailed away.
    Rob.
    I stand corrected. I must learn to read instead of just looking at the pictures.

  20. #20
    Ordinary Seaman
    Spain

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Battle of Vitoria 1813
    Log Entries
    49
    Name
    Vik

    Default

    I would served in Spanish Navy because is my country, but I have to say it's really hard fighting under terrible and incompetent big bosses. That fact, on the other hand, makes me admire great Spanish military leaders that defeated Vernon and Nelson, like Blas de Lezo or Gutiérrez.

  21. #21
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    12,997
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Churruca View Post
    I would served in Spanish Navy because is my country, but I have to say it's really hard fighting under terrible and incompetent big bosses. That fact, on the other hand, makes me admire great Spanish military leaders that defeated Vernon and Nelson, like Blas de Lezo or Gutiérrez.
    Yhe great thing about these Squadrons is that they will be under your command, and can be as good as you can make them, which is why my Frigate will be keeping well away from your 74's.
    Bligh.

  22. #22
    Ordinary Seaman
    Spain

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Battle of Vitoria 1813
    Log Entries
    49
    Name
    Vik

    Default

    You're absolutely right! That's the good thing of these kind of games. There are only pilots or commanders with planes and ships. There aren't terrible politicians, kings, etc. above you

  23. #23
    Master & Commander
    United States

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Log Entries
    2,027
    Name
    Chris

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Churruca View Post
    You're absolutely right! That's the good thing of these kind of games. There are only pilots or commanders with planes and ships. There aren't terrible politicians, kings, etc. above you
    For crying out loud: *DON'T* give game designers ideas! Can you imagine the cosmic nightmare which would be games like this with period politics?

    "OK, I have my fleet together, and -- what's that?"
    "Oh, just a card saying half your fleet is unavailable due to your captains being of the opposing political party."
    "*FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU--*!"

  24. #24
    Ordinary Seaman
    Spain

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Battle of Vitoria 1813
    Log Entries
    49
    Name
    Vik

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by csadn View Post
    "Oh, just a card saying half your fleet is unavailable due to your captains being of the opposing political party."
    And that's only ONE of a lot of possiblities. I don't know About other countries of that period, but here we had corruption, incompetence, economic mismanagement... Ups! Wait a moment! 200 years and... it`s the same! :p

  25. #25

    Default

    Vik, insert the name of the armed force, big business or other organisation of your choice and you sum up quite nicely where we all are right now :D

  26. #26

    Default

    For crying out loud: *DON'T* give game designers ideas! Can you imagine the cosmic nightmare which would be games like this with period politics?
    LOL, done that (and been on the receiving end of that) in the past. The joys of campaign games with people who really get into the period settings!

  27. #27
    Midshipman
    Australia

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Queensland
    Log Entries
    217
    Name
    Alastair

    Default

    I voted US Navy they were a supprise package!

  28. #28
    Ordinary Seaman
    Spain

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Battle of Vitoria 1813
    Log Entries
    49
    Name
    Vik

    Default

    I wonder who has voted for Spain apart from me... :confused:

  29. #29
    Captain of the Fleet
    Master & Commander
    UK

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    South Glos
    Log Entries
    1,675
    Name
    Chris

    Default

    I went with my own country, although living in Bristol I may not have had much of a choice with the press gangs about :(

  30. #30
    2nd Lt
    United States

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Log Entries
    475
    Name
    Bob

    Default

    Mates as with many of you my home country US.

  31. #31
    Ordinary Seaman
    United States

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Virginia
    Log Entries
    34
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    Pirate is such an ugly word....how about privateer with an eye to self-interests?

    Re: games that allow you to control your own fleets irrespective of how they played historically? That's why I couldn't keep my gaming buddies playing Trafalgar rules....darned Spanish and French had the gall to keep winning!

  32. #32
    Midshipman
    Canada

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Alberta
    Log Entries
    339
    Name
    Darell

    Default

    Britain. Being a good colonial what else could one do.

  33. #33
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    12,997
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    Looks as if our chief protagonists are going to be Britain and the U.S.of A. once we have brushed those pesky French aside.
    Bligh.

  34. #34
    Master & Commander
    United States

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Log Entries
    2,027
    Name
    Chris

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Looks as if our chief protagonists are going to be Britain and the U.S.of A. once we have brushed those pesky French aside.
    Bligh.
    So what else is new? >;)

  35. #35

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Looks as if our chief protagonists are going to be Britain and the U.S.of A. once we have brushed those pesky French aside.
    Bligh.
    For this time period, the U.S. needs those " pesky French ".

  36. #36
    Landman
    United States

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    CA
    Log Entries
    6
    Name
    Sean

    Default

    I voted "Other" as I would have to serve in my ancestors' navy of the Netherlands!

  37. #37
    Captain
    United States

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    WA
    Log Entries
    3,166
    Name
    [RESTRICTED]

    Default

    I would have been a licensed privateer under American flag... with the biggest, best-armed ship I could beg, borrow, or claim as a prize.

    Anybody else remember the PC game [i]Sid Meier's Pirates![i]? That one was easy... get some upgrades and take out Henry Morgan first, move your ops to his ship, get it upgraded and you become the Playground Bully of the Caribbean.

  38. #38
    Master & Commander
    United States

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Log Entries
    2,027
    Name
    Chris

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    Anybody else remember the PC game [i]Sid Meier's Pirates![i]?
    Yes -- mainly due to the fact that every time I would get into a fight with a "name" NPC, the game would crash (I suspect the game designers never anticipated a player whose preferred method of dealing with "name" NPCs was "stand at a distance and pound the s*** out of him with artillery. But then, I also doubt they anticipated someone taking on a 122-gun Galleon with a 2-gun Pinnace, and *winning*. >:) )

  39. #39
    Captain
    United States

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    WA
    Log Entries
    3,166
    Name
    [RESTRICTED]

    Default

    LOL, Chris... before I found Morgan a viable target, my preferred tactic was to Grape and Chain the living dogcrap out of 'em, and keep trying to circle around on their stern. Dead crew plus no sails = unable to resist and a nice fat prize... the only quarry to succesfully elude capture by the renamed Ace of Spades under my command was a Ship of the Line, ironically the prize I wanted most.

  40. #40
    Former Admiral of the Fleet
    United States

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Chicago/Bloomington IL
    Log Entries
    5,095
    Name
    Eric

    Default

    The United States, with the likes of Isaac Hull.

  41. #41
    2nd Lieutenant
    Germany

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Nordrhein-Westfalen
    Log Entries
    723
    Name
    Ulrich

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Comte de Brueys View Post
    France, no doubt. :cool:
    WHAT???

    Prussia, of course !............;)

  42. #42
    2nd Lieutenant
    Germany

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Nordrhein-Westfalen
    Log Entries
    723
    Name
    Ulrich

    Default

    and here my ship : Fregatte Thetis, 1897
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._vor_Anker.jpg
    Last edited by Jack Aubrey; 02-20-2013 at 00:03.

  43. #43
    Midshipman
    United States

    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    TENNESSEE
    Log Entries
    167
    Name
    Japheth

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Churruca View Post
    You're absolutely right! That's the good thing of these kind of games. There are only pilots or commanders with planes and ships. There aren't terrible politicians, kings, etc. above you
    This is why I like games. Exercise your skill without interference.

    I went with U.S. since it is my country, however, I would have sailed for Napoleon if he asked (and I wasn't needed in the Artillery on land). :)

  44. #44
    Midshipman
    United States

    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    TENNESSEE
    Log Entries
    167
    Name
    Japheth

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 7eat51 View Post
    The United States, with the likes of Isaac Hull.
    Ah, yes. Isaac Hull, inventor of the hull. Ships sank so quickly before his brilliant innovation came along.

  45. #45
    Awards Officer
    2nd Lieutenant
    United States

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Prescott, Arizona
    Log Entries
    661
    Name
    Bruce

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 7eat51 View Post
    The United States, with the likes of Isaac Hull.
    Thanks! I had not recognized your avatar image.

  46. #46
    Awards Officer
    2nd Lieutenant
    United States

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Prescott, Arizona
    Log Entries
    661
    Name
    Bruce

    Default

    I voted other.
    I guess I have too much entrepreneur in me.

  47. #47
    Former Admiral of the Fleet
    United States

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Chicago/Bloomington IL
    Log Entries
    5,095
    Name
    Eric

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardPF View Post
    Thanks! I had not recognized your avatar image.
    The more I read about him, the more I respect him. I don't think I could have chosen a better avatar.

  48. #48

    Default

    Steve (Anav) had one of the best for a while as his avatar, Edward Preble. Without him Isaac Hull, Stephen Decatur, William Bainbridge, Charles Stewart, Thomas Macdonough, James Lawrence, and David Porter probably would not all have turned out to be the commanders they were.

  49. #49
    2nd Lieutenant
    UK

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Dorset
    Log Entries
    961
    Name
    Rory

    Default

    I think Russian, its navy was big and if it lost a ship just build a new one. The sea life of a Russian ship was short around 10 years, but they built ships like Ford builds cars. So lose a ship! Use the same model just give it a new name.
    Rory

  50. #50
    Czech Republic

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Praha
    Log Entries
    14
    Name
    Jan

    Default

    Austrian Imperial Navy for me.:cool:





    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austro-Hungarian_Navy

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •