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Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnougths.

Marek_Gutkowski

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I used the search function but found nothing on this forum.

UAD is a naval action/strategy game that focus on the time period of 1890-1940. You get to command battleships, cruiser destroyers and torpedo boats. The devs say that subs are work in progress.

This game is actually centered around make your own ship mechanic. You can choose the displacement the armament and the engines of your ships and hope that what you made is superior to the random generated ships created by the AI.

Personally I find the design ship mechanic is insultingly simplistic. You are given a hull and you just put guns funnels and towers on it.

But it is fun.
There are 3 things currently in the game.
The first are Scenarios that ask you to design a ship or ships to win a battle versus a particular set of enemies.
The second is a rudimentary campaign that lets you chose either the Royal Navy or the Hohseeflotte to win a war versus the otherside. Devs say that further nations will be added to the campaign. (Game has China, Japan, France, Russia, Germany, Great Britain, Austro-Hungary, Italy, USA and Spain in it already)
The third is random battle. Here you can fight big battles. The game says that above 40 ships the performance will drop but I played a Tsushima that had 93 ships in it and it worked fine.

It is worth checking out if for anyone interested in naval engagement in the tail end of the Steam and Steel era.
 

Marek_Gutkowski

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Hmm, Rule the Waves but with actual graphics?
It is a 3D game.
But I have to warn you it is a very early alpha.
There are some annoying things that can happen in the battles. One time a german destroyer was so aggressive it sunk itself by ramming my convoy ship. The cruiser escorting the merchants didn't even get to shoot it.
And there are the constant stern chasses where the AI decides it cannot win and runs away. Those take forever and sometimes end with a draw.
But nice things to happen. I got a battle where the game told me "Looks like the majority of the enemy fleet is here" and I got to fight a decisive battle with dozens of ships on both sides.

The game is far from perfect but it is fun. There is potential in it.
 

aldw

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I spoke with An Ancient about this once, he thought it was relatively polished for an alpha state ship simulator so it's definitely worth trying out for sure. The only other ship-design capable game I've found besides UAD is NavalArt, which is available on Steam but is also in alpha, however it's much cheaper pricewise than UAD and is a fully 3D ship design system.
 

Marek_Gutkowski

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I spoke with An Ancient about this once, he thought it was relatively polished for an alpha state ship simulator so it's definitely worth trying out for sure. The only other ship-design capable game I've found besides UAD is NavalArt, which is available on Steam but is also in alpha, however it's much cheaper pricewise than UAD and is a fully 3D ship design system.
I actually did (try) playing Naval Art. Still learning how to use it so I cannot comment.
What I can say is that UAD wished it had naval arts ship-building mechanics.
 

Mr Wumbo

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Waaait, this is from the guys who made Ultimate General right? Darthmod's company? Well, I like Gettysburg and Civil War, now I'm really interested with this.
 
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