TRAFALGAR [12.4.2012] QUENCHED (V65)

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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby Mr. Squirrel on Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:27 pm

This is my first time looking at this map, but one of the major flaws I see is in the cannon bombardments. There are a few that I cannot tell who they are supposed to bombard. For example on the Argus, I can't tell whether it is bombarding Themis or Bellerplion. I also have trouble with Polyphem, Royal Sovereign, San Justo, Agamemnon, Neptune, and Bucentaure. You will need to fix their cannons to better point towards their targets.
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby Incandenza on Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:40 pm

Ah, that's much better.
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6

Postby cairnswk on Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:37 pm

Incandenza wrote:Ah, that's much better.


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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby cairnswk on Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:45 pm

Any coments?
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby whitestazn88 on Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:08 pm

there's like no blue ships. although i suppose thats to reflect the fact that the brits and the spaniards kicked the crap out of napoleon?
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby the.killing.44 on Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:10 pm

Are you going to have the commanders (or at least some) start neutral? Because 3 terits spread out can be placed with a bonus pretty easily.
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby cairnswk on Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:12 pm

whitestazn88 wrote:there's like no blue ships. although i suppose thats to reflect the fact that the brits and the spaniards kicked the crap out of napoleon?

What are you talking about man....there are plenty of blue ships on the map that belong to the French.
the French and the Spanish just happen to be on the same side.
History lesson perhaps whites.... ;)
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby cairnswk on Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:13 pm

the.killing.44 wrote:Are you going to have the commanders (or at least some) start neutral? Because 3 terits spread out can be placed with a bonus pretty easily.

That's a possibility :)
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby whitestazn88 on Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:16 pm

cairnswk wrote:
whitestazn88 wrote:there's like no blue ships. although i suppose thats to reflect the fact that the brits and the spaniards kicked the crap out of napoleon?

What are you talking about man....there are plenty of blue ships on the map that belong to the French.
the French and the Spanish just happen to be on the same side.
History lesson perhaps whites.... ;)


there are a combined 31 french and spanish ships, there are 27 british ships, 16 ships are french, 15 spanish. but i think the first time i counted, i must have missed some cuz i only counted like 12 french ships

and yes, apparently i do need a history lesson lol... didn't know the french and spanish teamed up on that one. french history gets overlooked in the states cairns :oops:
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby cairnswk on Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:44 pm

whitestazn88 wrote:
cairnswk wrote:
whitestazn88 wrote:there's like no blue ships. although i suppose thats to reflect the fact that the brits and the spaniards kicked the crap out of napoleon?

What are you talking about man....there are plenty of blue ships on the map that belong to the French.
the French and the Spanish just happen to be on the same side.
History lesson perhaps whites.... ;)


there are a combined 31 french and spanish ships, there are 27 british ships, 16 ships are french, 15 spanish. but i think the first time i counted, i must have missed some cuz i only counted like 12 french ships

and yes, apparently i do need a history lesson lol... didn't know the french and spanish teamed up on that one. french history gets overlooked in the states cairns :oops:

cool, whites :)
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby Incandenza on Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:55 pm

cairnswk wrote:Any coments?


Well, obviously some of the cannon are going to have to be tweaked to ensure they're poitning at the proper ships...

as far as gameplay, well, that's trickier. I've been staring at the damn thing for the past ten minutes trying to come up with something insightful, and I've failed abjectly (then again, it is still the AM, and I'm usually not up to speed mentally until the afternoon, so I'll keep trying).

One question: do you have some sort of plan for additional bonuses?
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby cairnswk on Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:44 pm

Incandenza wrote:...
One question: do you have some sort of plan for additional bonuses?

Yes, but haven't really had the time to figure out exactly what....it's been a heavy week for me...
1. too hot to be on the computer for too long coz it's summer
2. i've got the flu
3. resigned from my job on Tuesday
4. got a possible offer for other work yesterday
5. Christmas party today
Life is wonderful :)
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby LED ZEPPELINER on Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:02 pm

i would suggest an easier layout, maybe not so many lines
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby The Neon Peon on Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:22 pm

Lines should connect from a uniform point on each ship, such as the center, not be different everywhere.

Some of the bombardment is still unclear because the cannon points between two ships.

Your legend still says attacks and bombards.

Why do you have two attack/bombard lines between two ships? only one is necessary.
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Re: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - V6(P3) - Easier Layout??

Postby Telvannia on Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:17 pm

I'm really glad someone is tackling this idea at last, one of the thing i have always thought had the potential to be a great map! And judging by your past record of complex war maps i can think of no-one better than you to do it.


Now i have dealt with the flattery, time to get down to business, lets start off with a small picky issue, you seem to be 2 short on the French fleet, but that is hardly of any great importance.
Keeping with the small and insignificant if you have space you could put Nelson's famous signal behind the legend.
Just another trifling matter, at the top you have the faces of Nelson and Napoleon (I think it is them it is hard to tell at that size), surely you could have the faces of Napoleon and George III or Nelson and his French/Spainish counterpart.
Also without knowing what you are doing for bonuses, here is what i think would make a good set:
  • British Weather Column
  • British Lee Column
  • HMS Africa
  • French Ships
  • Spanish Ships
You would have to work out the actual numerical value for each of the bonuses, as im terrible at gameplay mechanics ;)
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