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Computer Wargaming / Re: World of Warships
« Last post by Sir Slash on Today at 01:11:40 PM »
I don't know. Breakwaters can be pretty sexy too. Especially if you've been out to sea... a looong time.  :coolsmiley:
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Computer Wargaming / Re: World of Warships
« Last post by Gusington on Today at 12:58:47 PM »
Targets or breakwaters still qualify!! Even if itís not as sexy as being converted to an aircraft carrier...
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Google Chromecast and Stadia
« Last post by Huw the Poo on Today at 11:29:06 AM »
Hmm, my memory differs.  When streaming services like Netflix and Spotify became a thing, I found myself very quickly in the group called "dinosaurs" because I still insisted on having a physical collection.  Streaming services for films and music were embraced wholeheartedly.

Google face significant problems with Stadia though, that have been well documented elsewhere over the last day or two.  I think that one of their biggest problems in the US market will be network infrastructure, i.e. you don't have any, haha.  Not enough for high-quality gaming anyway.  Didn't Google themselves mention 50mbps?  It's my understanding that that's pretty unobtainable in most of the USA.

I'm not holding my breath, at any rate.  If Stadia takes off at all, it will be a long time from now.  Owning your own games console/machine isn't going anywhere.
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Computer Wargaming / Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
« Last post by Huw the Poo on Today at 11:24:38 AM »
These Graviteam games are good then, are they?  I've never played one.
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Computer Wargaming / Re: World of Warships
« Last post by MengJiao on Today at 10:48:44 AM »
Are the Brits going to stick with the whole, 'His' and, 'Her' Majesty's Ship thing? I thought everything was becoming more non-gender identity oriented. So maybe, 'Our' Majesty or, 'The' Majesty's Ship? Could be, 'Person Majestical Ship'--- PMS. What could be wrong with that?  ::)

Well, note that it's only the Royal Navy that has this overall HMS quirk.  The British Army was never "royal" as a whole since it was the New Model Army (NMA) that restored the Monarchy in 1660 and was therefore never commissioned by the Crown.   Of course some forces were commissioned by the Crown: the Royal Artillery, the Royal Tank Regiment, the Royal Air Force, the Royal Marines.  Others not so much (the Green Howards, Cold Stream Guards etc.),   PLUS of course, in the King's English, H can stand for "His" or "hers" and following the grammar of the genitive (rather like the 3rd person indefinite in Athapaskan languages at this point), the act of Possession passes to the Crown itself ('s after Majesty).  So "HMS" is (by historical and grammatical accident) really pretty gender-neutral.
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Computer Wargaming / Re: World of Warships
« Last post by MengJiao on Today at 10:36:28 AM »
In the reading Iíve done it seems like every ship built in the world from 1850 on served in WWI and WWII in some capacity.

  Perhaps usually as targets?  Or breakwaters?  Or oil pier supports (HMS Warrior 1860 was an oil pier support until they decided to rebuild it as a musem)
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Computer Wargaming / We The Revolution
« Last post by Ian C on Today at 10:31:26 AM »
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Clad in Iron: Carolines 1885 Dev Diary
« Last post by totemgam on Today at 08:34:41 AM »
Clad in Iron: Carolines 1885 Dev Diary #2 - White, grey, black

We are very strange guys and we are interested in strange questions. For example, we want to know in what color scheme the Spanish and German warships were painted in Oceania in 1885 during the Carline Islands crisis. There are three possible answers to this question.

Usually for service in hot climates, the ships of the great powers were painted in a white and yellow version, when the ship's hull was white, and all other parts were yellow-orange.



The second option could be the so-called combat paint, when the hull or the whole ship was painted in gray or gray-blue color. This method has been known since the time of the American Civil War. In 1885, France was at war with China and part of the French ships were painted gray-blue.



The third color of the ship was the usual black and yellow Victorian type with a black hull and yellow masts and superstructures. We know for sure that the Spanish squadron assembled in Europe for the campaign on the Pacific Ocean was painted in the Victorian scheme.

This was described in Spanish newspapers in 1885, but we did not find such information about the German ships. But in the photographs of 1889 from Samoa, where only the hurricane prevented the battle of the German and American colonial squadrons, we see that the German ships have black hulls and yellow-orange masts and superstructures.



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Computer Wargaming / Re: World of Warships
« Last post by Sir Slash on Today at 08:17:14 AM »
Are the Brits going to stick with the whole, 'His' and, 'Her' Majesty's Ship thing? I thought everything was becoming more non-gender identity oriented. So maybe, 'Our' Majesty or, 'The' Majesty's Ship? Could be, 'Person Majestical Ship'--- PMS. What could be wrong with that?  ::)
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Computer Wargaming / Re: World of Warships
« Last post by Gusington on Today at 07:54:29 AM »
In the reading Iíve done it seems like every ship built in the world from 1850 on served in WWI and WWII in some capacity.
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