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As naval construction accelerated after the Russo-Japanese War, several countries built Semi-Dreadnaughts fitted with a mix of heavy calibre guns. Examples include HMS Lord Nelson (4 x 12", 10 x 9.2") and the French Danton's (4 x 12", 12 x 9.4"). This ships were superior in gunnery to the pre-dreadnaught Standard Battleship represented in TGW by the Model 0 BB but inferior to the first generation Dreadnaughts. None were built after about 1912.

Also the armoured cruiser grew in size and firepower represented by classes like HMS Defence and USS Washington, ships far more powerful than the TGW Model 1 armoured cruisers.

I have written a small mod for TGW HDP that introduces these new models to those navies that built them. It is more a flavour mod than anything, I always hated sending SMS Blucher out with Hipper's Scouting Group as a crappy Model 1 cruiser. Included is the modified tech files to allow you to build more (although why you would want too...) and the model files to avoid getting the "Unknown String Wanted" error message.

Ships included in the mod are:

Type 8 - Semi-Dreadnaught Battleships
Great Britain
Lord Nelson Class
King Edward Class


USA
Kansas Class
Louisiana Class


Japan
Satsuma
Aki
Kurama Class
Tsukuba Class
Kashima Class


France
Danton Class
Verite Class
Republique Class


Italy
V.Immanual Class

Austria-Hungary
Radetzky Class

Russia
Imp. Paval Class

Type 5 -Large Armoured Cruisers
G.B.
Defence Class
Achilles Class
Duke of Edinburgh Class
Hampshire Class


USA
Washington Class
West Virginia Class


GER
Blucher
Scharnhorst Class

France
Edgar Quinet Class
Jules Michelet
Ernest Renan
Gabetta Class


Italy
San Giorgio Class
Pisa Class


Russia
Rurik
Bayan Class


Greece
Averoff

Included is the modified units, tech and models files. No warranties offered or implied but if anybody is interested, drop me a PM here.

Cheers.

Edit: Our ever vigilant Doctor detected some potential issues with this mod and the way HOI 1 AI builds new models. He also detected an omission of mine in the text.csv files. Good Show Doc. More testing is needed but the offer of the files and directions for the modding still hold. Caveat emptor.
 
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TGW Activity Hurrah!

Very interesting!Cant wait to check it out... PM sent:D

 

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Sounds like a good historical flavour addition...

Well done Comac...

Have'nt the time to check it out yet.. .but certainly interested...

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