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    BritishImperial Thank you, thank you. In fact that is how I saw it when I encountered it the first time.

    Le Jones Thank you.


    If you want more naval action written like that, go here.
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    WOOOOOOOOOO! GO the RN! Also this line was excellent
    "Admiralty, London, course: none, speed: continental drift"
    Actualyl if there is continental drift, then we miust have a course, which happens to be eastwards. Yes I am that pedantic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Strange View Post
    WOOOOOOOOOO! GO the RN! Also this line was excellent
    "Admiralty, London, course: none, speed: continental drift"
    Actualyl if there is continental drift, then we miust have a course, which happens to be eastwards. Yes I am that pedantic.
    Glad you liked it. I will go back and edit the post of course.
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    You damn barbaric British! You just destroyed valuable museum peaces!!

    Four modern ships against a WWI relic. I hope you are proud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4th Dimension View Post
    You damn barbaric British! You just destroyed valuable museum peaces!!

    Four modern ships against a WWI relic. I hope you are proud.
    Firstly, at the beginning it was two vs four, and all of these ships on my side where built during or even before the Great War.


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    It was two lvl1 BBs against two lvl1 and two lvl2.
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    i could swear we are drifting west, as i'm pretty sure i've made jokes about moving further away from the french... i'm probably wrong though. i could be very picky and say that technically the Admiralty was moving at 67000 mph. that would make me a bastard though, and i loved that particular line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4th Dimension View Post
    You damn barbaric British! You just destroyed valuable museum peaces!!

    Four modern ships against a WWI relic. I hope you are proud.
    You mean like Surigao strait where Six US Battleships with heavy screening forces piled on against Fuso and Yamashiro? The winner can't be blamed when a fool throws a nice museum piece against real fighting ships.
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    That sir was quite an outstanding update. The format was excellent, the pace good and the result a triumph.

    I also have to mention my appreciation of the line;

    "Admiralty, London, course: due east, speed: continental drift"


    On a vaguely plot like point it appears Backhouse is being a bit too much of a micromanager, is that perhaps foreshadowing the cause of his comeuppance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiMaSa View Post
    You mean like Surigao strait where Six US Battleships with heavy screening forces piled on against Fuso and Yamashiro? The winner can't be blamed when a fool throws a nice museum piece against real fighting ships.
    Indeed, as a famous midget Corsican (that or John Milton I forget) put it;

    "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."

    If the enemy wants to make the mistake of getting their ships sunk in a turkey shoot then you'd be foolish not to take advantage.
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    KiMaSa Indeed. My ships just happened to be in the area when they spotted the Soviet Fleet.

    El Pip Thank you, thank you. I will use that format for all future Naval Battles.

    I was grinning when I wrote that line.


    This is indeed part of the problem that will lead to his eventual replacement, more on that later.

    El Pip IIRC both the Midget and Lord Nelson said that.
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    Excellent update. It must suck to be the soviet navy's main leader right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darthkommandant View Post
    Excellent update. It must suck to be the soviet navy's main leader right now.
    You can expect that Comrade Stalin will not be pleased.
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    Good.


    I though that the Soviets would accidentally open fire on the Germans in fading light or vice versa, but it seems that I was wrong.


    Excellent update!
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    humancalculator It was a possibility I considered, but it would have taken roleplaying too far, as I couldn't have possibly known it happened without cheating.


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    Quote Originally Posted by trekaddict View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faeelin View Post
    Hrm. I just wonder how collectivization would work in America.
    So do I, that's why I am not going into too much detail on it. I could however think that all land above a certain size is collectivized, the rest left for private farmers.
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