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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #45 on: July 08, 2019, 06:12:09 PM »
We missed it, but July 6 was John Paul Jones' birthday. 
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #46 on: July 08, 2019, 10:38:55 PM »
What theatre and war does it seem to be set in?

game’s description....

Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail is a tactical war-game from the creators of the Ultimate General series set amidst the epic naval campaigns in period of the American Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

ROYAL NAVY CAMPAIGN
You will take control of famed naval commander Horatio Nelson and follow his life and career to protect England and become the famous admiral of legend. Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves.

US NAVY CAMPAIGN
You will aid fledgling America as naval commander John Paul Jones. Your mission, to reorganize our burgeoning navy and lead them to victory, taking the first step in becoming a rising superpower.
That scope is insane
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #47 on: July 09, 2019, 05:12:33 AM »
In re to the career of Horatio Nelson, would that include the lawsuits brought by yankee captains after Nelson enforced the Navigation Laws while captain of Hinchingbroke?  It became so contentious that he stopped going ashore to avoid agents of the civil courts, and had to transfer out of the Caribbean back to England.
The one I'd like to try is if he would have caught the French invasion fleet heading to Egypt.  He actually passed it at night, the French heard the english fleet firing signal guns.  When he got to Alexandria he had missed the French and there was no word of the invasion force.
The english consul was away and Nelson couldn't bring himself to wait another day, so sailed off to check further east.
The following morning, the French fleet showed up. 
It all ended well at Aboukir Bay, but a sea battle might have been very interesting.
And would probably end Bonaparte's career.
“Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out until too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along”.  Terry Pratchett.

During filming of Airplane, Leslie Nielsen used a whoopee cushion to keep the cast off-balance. Hays said that Nielsen "played that thing like a maestro"

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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #48 on: July 09, 2019, 05:27:08 AM »

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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #49 on: July 09, 2019, 07:06:43 AM »
^Ha! It will be fantastic if the Nelson campaign includes Egypt.
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #50 on: July 09, 2019, 07:19:26 AM »
Hopefully, it will! But I just don't see how it wouldn't if they are to give justice to the man. Apart from small interludes the likes of Copenhagen, he wouldn't be the man he became without a succession of well known moments of glory against the Frenchs and the Spaniards. If I am to believe the scope of command of this upcoming title, you will be able to follow in Nelson's steps from the moment he got his first command with HMS Albermale.

I sincerely hope they'll be able to convey all this. Not sure how far the roleplaying might extend to his marriage and his love life though  :knuppel2:
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #51 on: July 09, 2019, 07:23:51 AM »
If done with that amount of detail, the Nelson campaign has the potential to be one of the best PC wargame campaigns ever. Ever!!
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #52 on: July 09, 2019, 05:54:50 PM »
Does he still die at the end?
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #53 on: July 09, 2019, 06:12:09 PM »
No!!
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Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
« Reply #54 on: July 10, 2019, 08:03:16 AM »
Does he still die at the end?

damn spoilt it ;)