Historical Legacy Navies Jun 6, 2019 18:34:41 GMT -5 garrisonchisholm, enrico69, and 1 more like this
Post by archelaos on Jun 6, 2019 18:34:41 GMT -5
What do you think about making base of historical designs of all nations? Those design files could be copied to save folder after you start new game and thus used in designing your legacy fleet. If we will have full base, maybe those could be used in a big mod that will allow historical start where AI nations would also get their historical legacy fleets.
Rules of thumb:
- armour values for anything below Harvey steel are cut to 50% thickness. Harvey steels are cut to 25%. The varied ways to create ships before 1900 not really fit the game model so the cuts are necessary, plus they show that older steels were much weaker
- range below 5000 miles @ 10kts is short, up to 8k is medium, up to 12k long and above that extreme (this is problematic, most of early ships should be short compared to later ships, but this change I made for the sake of gameplay)
-try get most similar main battery setup. sometimes it is not possible so either change to sth close (french Bs 2x1 12in + 2x1 11in changed to 4x1 12in; Dupuy de Lome main guns in front and aft rather midship sponsons, as secondary clusters front and aft are not possible etc). Sometimes file can be edited to change main gun positions - fe. if you wanted to make italian Caio Dulio ironclads - you could design with front and aft turrets and then change the to wing positions with cross deck, but with crappy -2 quality guns.
To use file, you need to change file extension from *.30d to one fitting save folder so Save1 will be *.10d while Save5 will be *.50d. In the zip you will find a text file with a list of ships ("w bud" means that the ship was under construction at the games start). You will probably not have money to build all ships in active service, even on very large setting, but those could be moved to "in construction" phase.
I will be slowly working on those, but if anyone want to step in and help, I would be very happy.
As a start, design files for the French start in 1900. This is not for faint hearted though, as a few of those would fit better as badnought challenge participants
France_historical1900.zip (63.2 KB)
List of ships:
Saint-Louis - w bud
Iena-class - w bud
Suffren-class - w bud
Dupuy de Lome-class
Jeanne d'Arc - w bud
D'Estrees-class small colonial cruiser
Catinat-class small CP
Descartes-class small CP
D'Assas-class small CP
Friant-class small CP
Chateaurenault large CP - w bud
Guichen-class large CP
Foudre TB carrier, later minelayer and AV
Fusee-class Flat Iron Gunboats 1887-88
Acheron-class Flat Iron Gunboats 1888-92
Surprise-class Steam-Sail Gunboat 1896-98
Zelee - w bud