BTW, pretty sure game has a button to remove all the interface so screenshots can be cleaner.
I was stuck somewhere as well but I forget where (and since my PC resetted I can't just open the game and check).
That's an advantage to something like steam, it can save your progress across devices. Though not sure if it's a thing outside the states, and tech can still mess up.
Yeah, I wonder if they will add more nations eventually. The Ottomans have more of a claim imo to be included than China for example. But I could see Sweden, the Netherlands, and the SA powers being included as wellDarn it, looks like my progress was not saved.
Possibly because it is early access and does not have achievements?
(Edit: also, looks like I have some issue. As the game worked fine a few months ago before the laptop broke down, but now that I have downloaded it again I did a quick basic Pre-dreadnought in custom battle, the design/build phase was fine but once in battle the sea and sky were the same colour (there was like no texture, I could see below the waterline of my ship) and there was no game interface (other than where ship is going thing and the range highlight circles). I'll probably checkout if the tutorial missions or the campaign has the same issue tomorrow.)
Also, I have to say China and Spain being included but not the Ottomans kinda triggers me (especially since I am pretty sure Ottomans are not available in Rule the Waves either, thought I never did play RtW and been a while since I looked into the game via googling and watching videos so I might be misremembering and Ottomans may be in RtW2, but I am almost certain they aren't in RtW1).
I mean, I guess with the Espanas Spain has a right but still.
[Continuing this discussion from a few pages ago I notice I forgot to respond to] Given the affection some in Napoleon III's empire had for the Confederacy, sounds like this might happen anyway. But aside from the torpedoes which are taking up weight/space, it sounds like the biggest issue of making a river monitor-destroyer hybrid is you're using a more expensive, valuable ship when a cheaper ship could do the job. I guess in that case the smaller destroyers could be designed with a shallow enough draft that they could be sent up the river to aid the CSA in a worst-case scenario.A hybrid destroyeer/ river monitor is a French navy in the 1880s level bad idea. The two roles are as mutually exclusive as you can possibly get.
Point taken, although given France's vague support for the CSA I could imagine exactly such a scenario happening anyway. But for hybrid warships, would a minelayer work better? That's an important part of coastal defense and river minelayers were a part of Romania and Yugoslavia's river fleets.For a river monitor what you want above all else is shallow draught and firepower. Speed and range are tertiary concerns at best next to these goals, and torpedoes are very much on the pointless end for one. Conversely for a destroyer you want high speed, seaworthiness (within limits) and range. Which necessitates a deep drafted vessel. You also want as many torpedoes as you can cram aboard such a ship as well.
Romania apparently used larger ships from their river fleet to patrol the Black Sea in WWII and IIRC explicitly designed them to have the endurance to serve in that role.A confederacy as outlined would probably try for a fleet made up of blue and brown water elements. Large numbers of shallow draught monitors, with a few larger units built verging on coastal defense ship territory would be useful for the rivers. While a number of long legged cruisers would be helpful for commerce raiding, and torpedo boats for coastal defense alongside the larger monitors. As the economy develops and the rivalry with the USA grows the CSN may eventually build some proper ocean going battleships and destroyers, but those would very much be a nice to have rather than must have item for your fleet.
The postwar FACs that the Germans built in the 50s were based on the E-boats and were built by Lurssen, the same company that built E-boats during the war. The R-boat minesweepers were too slow for the kind of FAC role they were expecting in wartime.Can the surviving German Raumboote minesweepers be the basis of a postwar OPV/ torpedo boat / gunboat design ? Seems like a lot of smaller newly independent nations could benefit from such a craft
And later ones could even mount a couple of AshM
With that proposal, did they intend for planes to land on that narrow deck? Take off could work well enough.
So maybe just patrol boat/ more modern minesweepers and gunboat roles ?The postwar FACs that the Germans built in the 50s were based on the E-boats and were built by Lurssen, the same company that built E-boats during the war. The R-boat minesweepers were too slow for the kind of FAC role they were expecting in wartime.