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H.M.S. Persephone, 6th rate Galley Frigate of 20 guns, 1724

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I assume you'll make a custom map for this mod, right?

 

Ships and uniforms are pieces of art. Good job! 

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I think what is most enjoyable about this thread is that we can tell you are enjoying the work you are doing. It's a fresh breath into ArmA and honestly I think it's really awesome that you are taking the time to animate all the rigging, coming from a maritime school in the states, I love every bit of this. Cheers!

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On 2/22/2018 at 3:14 AM, atunero said:

I assume you'll make a custom map for this mod, right?

 

Ships and uniforms are pieces of art. Good job! 

 

I'm trying to get a map made but no one has really stepped up to do it.  Ideally I would need a map that includes the easy coast of Florida, the Bahamas, the Grand Bahamas and of course New Providence Island.  For now though the Berry Islands would be alright.

 

On 2/22/2018 at 5:48 AM, HitmanTwoActual said:

I think what is most enjoyable about this thread is that we can tell you are enjoying the work you are doing. It's a fresh breath into ArmA and honestly I think it's really awesome that you are taking the time to animate all the rigging, coming from a maritime school in the states, I love every bit of this. Cheers!

 

Thank you!  I do enjoy it.  Learning the real history behind the pirates of New Providence island was an eye opener and I really want to bring what I learned to this project.

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And May I add that that horse Mod has great potenial not just as extra for your era, your going for but WWI & II! hope the guy who made it expands & Improves apon it... 

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As I already said over at PA!, this looks amazing!

 

I just finished 'The Republic of Pirates' and 'Under the Black Flag', so this certainly is a nice coincidence for me :P

 

Out of curiosity, what did you use as a base for the Persephone? The AotS Blandford?

And do you need both a french warship and a merchant or a combination of both, like the Whydah Galley?

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10 hours ago, malibu.stacey said:

As I already said over at PA!, this looks amazing!

 

I just finished 'The Republic of Pirates' and 'Under the Black Flag', so this certainly is a nice coincidence for me :P

 

Out of curiosity, what did you use as a base for the Persephone? The AotS Blandford?

And do you need both a french warship and a merchant or a combination of both, like the Whydah Galley?

 

I'm half way through with 'The Republic of Pirates'.  I've also listened to "A General History of the Pyrates" on youtube.  Very fascinating.  Hard to believe it's not fiction.

 

Yes, the Persephone is based on the AotS Blanford with a longer forscle and quarterdeck.  She can also fill the roles of the HMS Phoenix, HMS Greyhound, and thankfully the Whydah.

 

The French ship would be a combination, preferably the La Mercure.  She, of course, would fill the role of the Queen Anne's Revenge.

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The French ship would be a combination, preferably the La Mercure.  She, of course, would fill the role of the Queen Anne's Revenge.

 

Le Mercure certainly is a good starting point for a recontruction of the QAR (with some modifications, like a spritsail topmast), but as far as I know La Concorde was built as a privateer, so probably had sleeker lines than Le Mercure.

Here´s an interesting build log for two models commissioned for the North Carolina Maritime Museum, using a small, early 18th century french privateer as a base for the QAR: https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/3741-queen-annes-revenge-by-shipmodel-1710-136-scale/&

To make matters even more confusing, one of the captives aboard Blackbeard's ship later described her as 'dutch-built', which may indicate a steeply rising sheer aft/quarterdeck, possibly similar in appearance to L' Aurore or Neptunus (No 14).

 

On 8.3.2018 at 11:02 PM, Delta Hawk said:

'm half way through with 'The Republic of Pirates'.  I've also listened to "A General History of the Pyrates" on youtube.  Very fascinating.  Hard to believe it's not fiction.

 

Yeah, some of the stuff that happened would make you cringe if you saw it on tv show (e.g. the lives of Avery or Rogers) . And it's amazing how small the vast majority of the pirate vessels were.

Speaking of ships, I tried to find some reference material for your asset list, but didn´t find that much as most of the plans I have are either out of period or shipped-rigged and thus too big.

If you want I can sent you some of the plans via pm :)

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For gameplay purposes I'll probably use the La Mercure because she has a berth deck, which will give players a place to explore and experience the claustrophobic conditions on ship in addition to the motion of the ocean.  One of my goals is to make players uncomfortable just enough so they don't forget they're on a ship in ArmA ;)  I saw somewhere both the QAR and Whydah had quarter deck cabins but both Teach and Bellamy razée their new flagships to remove them.

 

In regards to small ship when testing out the sloop and the frigate in game in shallow waters it's very clear to me why they chose sloops more often than not instead of larger frigates, sloops being able to pass over the sand bars of the Caribbean where frigates otherwise would not. 

 

While Avery and Rogers were bad they pale in comparison to François l'Olonnais.  If you have time I would recommend listening to an audio book on youtube, called Buccaneers and Pirates of our Coasts that details his piratical career.

 

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Can someone make an island like this with shoals?  Arma3_x64_2018-03-30_17-08-06-82.png

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Hey everyone!  It has been awhile since the last update, but we've been busy working on some pretty exciting things.  Bloodwyn is currently making the sloop able to sail and he has done a great job so far!  The sailing experience will be authentic and very unusual for ArmA but I'm sure you all will enjoy it!  Once it's finish we'll look at making a video on sailing in ArmA.

 

I recently switched over to 3d Coat for sculpting.  My first two projects from 3d coat were headwraps and slops.  Slops were clothing that poor sailors typically wore.

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