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24th Sep '17 9:15:21 AM nombretomado
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** Tactics in ''BattlefleetGothic'', to some degree, [[SpaceIsAnOcean are those of the Age of Sail]]. The major differences for the Imperial Navy and Chaos are the presence of effective prow-mounted weapons and the independence of the ships on variable winds.

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** Tactics in ''BattlefleetGothic'', ''TabletopGame/BattlefleetGothic'', to some degree, [[SpaceIsAnOcean are those of the Age of Sail]]. The major differences for the Imperial Navy and Chaos are the presence of effective prow-mounted weapons and the independence of the ships on variable winds.
16th Sep '17 4:26:10 PM nombretomado
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* While the crews of some ships can inspire tales of heroism, the one fact remains that all of these ships eventually beceome just legend. But two ships have withstood the test of time, and are STILL in service (yes, with assigned crews) to this day: USS ''Constitution'' and HMS ''Victory''. The ''Constitution'' earned her fame during the WarOf1812, when she went toe to toe with HMS ''Guerriere'', and won, and then against the ''Java'' with the same result. After the ''Java'' joined the ''Guerriere'' at the bottom of the ocean, the British Admiralty issued an order to "Not engage American Frigates in single combat" - in other words, don't engage American ships one on one while cruising (the main British ships of the line were still a match in a major battle, but the lighter British frigates couldn't take on these heavier American ships). The ''Constitution''[='=]s success is mostly attributed to her construction (which made her both fast, and well protected), and her guns, which out-ranged those her closest competitors in the Royal Navy. She was also officially listed as a frigate, but her tonnage and armament made her comparable to a ship of the line. What's more, it soon became apparent that ''Constitution''[='=]s inexplicably efficient gunnery was the result of a crew composed largely of former Royal Navy seamen. That said, her construction mattered a great deal: her hull, made of Southern Live Oak, was so thick that when the ''Guerriere'' fired on her, some cannonballs just bounced off. One of ''Constitution''[='=]s gunners shouted, [[MadeOfIron "Huzzah! her sides are made of iron!"]], which gave her the nickname "Ol'Ironsides", which lasts to this day.

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* While the crews of some ships can inspire tales of heroism, the one fact remains that all of these ships eventually beceome just legend. But two ships have withstood the test of time, and are STILL in service (yes, with assigned crews) to this day: USS ''Constitution'' and HMS ''Victory''. The ''Constitution'' earned her fame during the WarOf1812, UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, when she went toe to toe with HMS ''Guerriere'', and won, and then against the ''Java'' with the same result. After the ''Java'' joined the ''Guerriere'' at the bottom of the ocean, the British Admiralty issued an order to "Not engage American Frigates in single combat" - in other words, don't engage American ships one on one while cruising (the main British ships of the line were still a match in a major battle, but the lighter British frigates couldn't take on these heavier American ships). The ''Constitution''[='=]s success is mostly attributed to her construction (which made her both fast, and well protected), and her guns, which out-ranged those her closest competitors in the Royal Navy. She was also officially listed as a frigate, but her tonnage and armament made her comparable to a ship of the line. What's more, it soon became apparent that ''Constitution''[='=]s inexplicably efficient gunnery was the result of a crew composed largely of former Royal Navy seamen. That said, her construction mattered a great deal: her hull, made of Southern Live Oak, was so thick that when the ''Guerriere'' fired on her, some cannonballs just bounced off. One of ''Constitution''[='=]s gunners shouted, [[MadeOfIron "Huzzah! her sides are made of iron!"]], which gave her the nickname "Ol'Ironsides", which lasts to this day.
21st Aug '17 4:32:18 PM moloch
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* ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' by C.S. Forester might be the TropeCodifier in literature, inspiring a whole raft of imitators and [[SpiritualSuccessor spiritual successors]], including:

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* ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' by C.S. Forester might be the TropeCodifier in literature, inspiring a whole raft of imitators [[FountainOfExpies imitators]] and [[SpiritualSuccessor spiritual successors]], including:


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** The ''Nathaniel Drinkwater'' series by Richard Woodman.
18th Aug '17 1:12:31 PM fgenzo159
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* The Film/MutinyOnTheBounty has inspired at least four film versions: the best known are probably the ones from 1935 with Creator/CharlesLaughton as Bligh and Creator/ClarkGable as Fletcher Christian; and 1962, with Trevor Howard as Bligh and Creator/MarlonBrando as Christian. See also the more historically accurate 1984 version, ''Film/TheBounty'', with Creator/AnthonyHopkins and Creator/MelGibson.

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* The Film/MutinyOnTheBounty TheMutiny on HMS ''Bounty'' has inspired at least four film versions: the versions:
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best known are probably the ones both ''Film/MutinyOnTheBounty'' from 1935 and 1962, the first one with Creator/CharlesLaughton as Bligh and Creator/ClarkGable as Fletcher Christian; Christian, and 1962, the second with Trevor Howard as Bligh and Creator/MarlonBrando as Christian. Christian.
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See also the more historically accurate 1984 version, ''Film/TheBounty'', with Creator/AnthonyHopkins as Bligh and Creator/MelGibson.Creator/MelGibson as Christian.
17th Aug '17 4:36:13 PM moloch
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** The ''Lord Ramage'' novels of Dudley Pope. Ramage is described as a former shipmate of Hornblower.

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** The ''Lord Ramage'' novels of Dudley Pope. Pope was a friend of Forester's, and Ramage is unique in this list as he is [[SharedUniverse explicitly described as a former shipmate of Hornblower.Hornblower]].
17th Aug '17 4:08:42 PM moloch
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** The Literature/{{Kydd}} series by [[http://julianstockwin.com Julian Stockwin]].



* The ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}'' series by Bernard Cornwell features this whenever Sharpe has to get somewhere by sea, as in ''Sharpe's Trafalgar'' and ''Sharpe's Devil''.

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* The ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}'' series by Bernard Cornwell (originally conceived as "like Hornblower, but on land!") features this whenever Sharpe has to get somewhere by sea, as in ''Sharpe's Trafalgar'' and ''Sharpe's Devil''.



* The Literature/{{Kydd}} series by [[http://julianstockwin.com Julian Stockwin]].
17th Aug '17 4:01:33 PM moloch
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* Dewey Lambdin's ''Alan Lewrie'' series, which even features a LawyerFriendlyCameo from Hornblower.
** And its many parodies, including Harry Harrison's "Captain Honario Harpplayer, R.N." (first published in March 1963 in ''The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction'').

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* ** Dewey Lambdin's ''Alan Lewrie'' series, which even features a LawyerFriendlyCameo from Hornblower.
** And of course its many parodies, including Harry Harrison's "Captain Honario Harpplayer, R.N." (first published in March 1963 in ''The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction'').
16th Jul '17 4:45:43 PM Twiddler
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* ChoiceOfGames web game, "Choice Of Broadsides", is set here. With the option, at the beginning of the game, to be about Wooden Ships And Iron '''[[RuleSixtyThree Women]]'''.

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* ChoiceOfGames The Creator/ChoiceOfGames web game, "Choice Of Broadsides", game ''Choice of Broadsides'' is set here. With the option, at the beginning of the game, to be about Wooden Ships And Iron '''[[RuleSixtyThree Women]]'''.''[[RuleSixtyThree Women]]''.
3rd Jul '17 4:15:56 PM moloch
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** The ''Lord Ramage'' novels of Dudley Pope, which even feature [[LawyerFriendlyCameo Hornblower occasionally.]]

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** The ''Lord Ramage'' novels of Dudley Pope, Pope. Ramage is described as a former shipmate of Hornblower.
* Dewey Lambdin's ''Alan Lewrie'' series,
which even feature [[LawyerFriendlyCameo Hornblower occasionally.]]features a LawyerFriendlyCameo from Hornblower.
3rd Jul '17 4:04:12 PM moloch
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** The Alexander Kent ''Literature/RichardBolitho'' series.
** The ''Literature/LordRamage'' novels of Dudley Pope, which even feature [[StealthCameo Hornblower occasionally.]]

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** The ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' stories by Patrick O'Brien.
** The Alexander Kent ''Literature/RichardBolitho'' ''Richard Bolitho'' series.
** The ''Literature/LordRamage'' ''Lord Ramage'' novels of Dudley Pope, which even feature [[StealthCameo [[LawyerFriendlyCameo Hornblower occasionally.]]



* The ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' stories by Patrick O'Brien.
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