From: Stillwater, OK, United States
Ok guys, here are some new screens. I am pushing hard to get this out this month, but it will be No Later than January. I have made immense strides in the mod, and already it is in a playable (although unfinished) state.
Without further adeau, more screens!
The List of British Destroyer classes. For the most part, British DDs are built to 2 specefic desgns, with differnces apparent by builder. The Ms,Rs, and Ss share a common design, while the Later Ms, Modified Rs, Vs, and Ws share a common design. The main thing that differentiates the classes are the Funnels (flat funnels denote a Thornycroft Design) and the Stern (Sloped sterns designate Yarrow designs). The class that has Thornycroft sterns and Yarrow funnels are Admiralty designs.
H.M. Destroyer Sybille, a Later Yarrow M class. The funnels are the same as an Admiralty design, but note the stern.
H.M. Destroyer Ready, a Thornycroft M. Note the funnels and stern to distinguish.
HMAS Paramatta, an Australian I class DD. They are the weakest DDs in the game. Note funnels, signifying an Admiralty design.
On a historical note, HMAS Paramatta was the first steel warship to ever be built in Australia.
H. M. Flottilla Leader Bruce. These are the same class as the Scott class destroyers in regular WitP.
HMAS Adelaide. The newest cruiser possessed by Australia. (Same ship as in reg. WitP)
HMAS Brisbane. Half sister to Adelaide. Can be distinguished by Pole rather than Tripod foremast.
HMCS Aurora. The only Canadian cruiser in the game. Originally I was going to leave it out, but I figured the Canadians need something. The Canadians also get 2 Destroyers.
USS Albany. One of two cruisers built for Brazil, but purchased by the US on outbreak of the Spanish American War. They are best suited to be used as gunboats.
HMS Furious, the largest Aircraft carrier available in WPO. Was originally a half sister to Courageous and Glorious.
HMS Courageous, the lead ship of the "Outrageous" class. Carries 4 15" guns. Was designed for use in shore bombardment. Is classified as a CL, so that players will not employ her as a BC. Also, note the date at the top of the screen.
HMS Argus, another of the first aircraft carriers. A resonable a/c complement, her lack of armor makes her a vulnerable target. She should be employed with caution.
HMNZS New Zealand. "New Zealand's gift to the empire." For WPO purposes, she has been loaned New Zealand, and is at anchor at Auckland when war breaks out. She, along with HMAS Australia, represent the only two British capital ships in the Pacific at the start of the mod.
HMS Anson, one of Britains never weres. She, along with her sisters Howe and Rodney, were historically scrapped thanks to the Treaty of 1922. We all know what befell her other sister however.
That does it for this update. I will try to post another, with some battle screens, but I am wanting to focs more on getting the project done than posting updates. Enjoy!
< Message edited by Tankerace -- 12/3/2004 12:01:32 AM >
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