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Saunders1953
02-05-2006, 12:14 PM
I think the Fletcher Class destroyer is the most beautiful of warships, and I like the way Oleg and Co. have rendered it (the Tashkent is even done better, but I digress). The Fletcher in silhouette screams "Action stations, all ahead full" to me, even when standing still. Anyway, does anyone know if Destroyer Command will ever see a version II? I'd love to see Maddox Games do it, but any updated version along the lines of Silent Hunter III would be great. In the meantime, are there any destroyer-level PC games out there?

Thanks.

Saunders1953
02-05-2006, 12:14 PM
I think the Fletcher Class destroyer is the most beautiful of warships, and I like the way Oleg and Co. have rendered it (the Tashkent is even done better, but I digress). The Fletcher in silhouette screams "Action stations, all ahead full" to me, even when standing still. Anyway, does anyone know if Destroyer Command will ever see a version II? I'd love to see Maddox Games do it, but any updated version along the lines of Silent Hunter III would be great. In the meantime, are there any destroyer-level PC games out there?

Thanks.

Capt.LoneRanger
02-05-2006, 01:44 PM
In the navy we called the command "battlestations", but "action stations" sounds a lot cooler.

I doubt we'll see a DC2 before SH4 is released. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Saunders1953
02-05-2006, 01:51 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">In the navy we called the command "battlestations", but "action stations" sounds a lot cooler. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hadn't had my coffee yet. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Troll2k
02-05-2006, 02:12 PM
Battlestations:Midway( http://www.battlestations.net ) and Knights of the Sea( http://www.pt-boats.net ) are both supposed to be out in the next few months.

SnapdLikeAMutha
02-05-2006, 02:27 PM
And for all those of you who shun those fancy new fangled aircraft, radar and turbine-equipped warships scouring the seas at 30+kts (so pretty much none of you I imagine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif ) in favour of the glorious old days of valour, sodomy and &lt;10k yard battle ranges, Storm Eagle studios are coming out with Distant Guns - set in the Russo-Japanese war http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.stormeaglestudios.com/public/html/se_distantguns.html

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-05-2006, 02:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SnapdLikeAMutha:
And for all those of you who shun those fancy new fangled aircraft, radar and turbine-equipped warships scouring the seas at 30+kts (so pretty much none of you I imagine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif ) in favour of the glorious old days of valour, sodomy and &lt;10k yard battle ranges, Storm Eagle studios are coming out with Distant Guns - set in the Russo-Japanese war http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.stormeaglestudios.com/public/html/se_distantguns.html </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Why stop there? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/pic_5.jpg

Englishmen of a certain age would love to see this as a game http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Viper2005_
02-05-2006, 02:42 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

SnapdLikeAMutha
02-05-2006, 02:42 PM
Complete with Seaman Staines, Master Bates and Roger the Cabin Boy no doubt!

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-05-2006, 02:46 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

SnapdLikeAMutha
02-05-2006, 02:49 PM
Although I think Rainbow had it squarely bested in terms of double entendre quotient, and by quite a fair margain.

(Bungle puts hand into black sack containing mystery object which, it transpires, is a coconut)

'Oh, what a funny thing! It's all hard, and hairy!'

Saunders1953
02-05-2006, 03:39 PM
What is it with you Englishman and the sea and semen, er, seamen, anyway?
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-05-2006, 03:41 PM
It's an 'island race' thing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Saunders1953
02-05-2006, 03:45 PM
Oh, I thought you guys were just lonely. By the way, Lowfighter, what happened to your post count?

LStarosta
02-05-2006, 04:01 PM
He got promoted.

Scharnhorst1943
02-05-2006, 06:37 PM
It is an older game, but SSI made a game called "Fighting Steel." I wasted hours playing that game. It allowed you to control destroyers, cruisers and battleships of USA,UK,Germany and Japan. Nothing like a dreadnought slugfest. The game is alot like SH3 in that it focuses on a dynamic campaign, with some historical misions given and a mision creator. Graphica are dated, but you will not find a better surface warship game ... period.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-05-2006, 06:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Scharnhorst1943:
It is an older game, but SSI made a game called "Fighting Steel." I wasted hours playing that game. It allowed you to control destroyers, cruisers and battleships of USA,UK,Germany and Japan. Nothing like a dreadnought slugfest. The game is alot like SH3 in that it focuses on a dynamic campaign, with some historical misions given and a mision creator. Graphica are dated, but you will not find a better surface warship game ... period. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Liked that one a lot. Once you got the hang of the command/control system (not too difficult) it was good fun. The 'shell cam' was a great idea. There was a WWI mod done for it, but I had trouble loading the original on a newer rig. Might dig it out and have another go.

Scharnhorst1943
02-05-2006, 06:55 PM
I totally Agree. I am all about the dynamic campaigns. I also liked controling the whole battle group. I couldn't get enough of the shell cam. I wish Ubisoft would make Destroyer Command 2 like fighting steel, with the ability to controll the big ships. So many historical battles you could recreate, and even more "what if scenarios." Bismark/Hood, Kirishima/Washington, Scharnhorst/KGV, Yamato/Iowa?

I almost did not upgrade because it meant I could no longer play AOD or fighting steel. But SH3 was more than worth it, me thinks.

I never knew there was a WWI mod for FS http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
Was it any good? What ships did it add? Can I still find it?
????????

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-05-2006, 07:02 PM
From memory, it enabled the Britsh and German fleets - I can't remember where it came from, all I can remember is a naval wargaming website http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif