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Gallowglass
Mariner
posted 06-15-08 03:51 PM EDT (US)         

Firstly, thanks to Legion of Hell for suggesting this thread. I couldn't wait to see it up. All credit for it is his, I can't claim any.

Call this speculation of the highest order, but I reckon for some random reason you'll be able to name ships in Empire Total War.

And so this forum isn't filled with threads on mere speculation and a handful of teasers: if my guess is right, what would you call your ships?

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Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 02-14-09 06:58 PM EDT (US)     101 / 178       
I would name my largest ships after my ancestors, and the smaller trading vessals or merchant sloops after various territories.
Eddie_Six
Mariner
posted 02-14-09 11:01 PM EDT (US)     102 / 178       
I would name them after things that were relevant to that particular campaign.

For example I could see many ships being named after my better generals and also perhaps after major battle.

But they all depend on who I play as and how the game spans out.
Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 02-14-09 11:33 PM EDT (US)     103 / 178       
I wonder if the ships will graphically display their names on the back as well.
Nort99
Mariner
posted 02-22-09 01:17 AM EDT (US)     104 / 178       
RSN (Royal Swedish Navy) DUXTER will be my flagship for the Baltic Navy. RSN TUBATOM will be the flagship for all naval operations in the Atlantic.
Patpat
Mariner
posted 02-22-09 04:03 AM EDT (US)     105 / 178       
Pat's pet

not again...
Gimile75
Mariner
posted 02-22-09 10:44 AM EDT (US)     106 / 178       
As a prussian player, HMS Johan Gambolputty, from Monty Python.
LordTaeglan
Mariner
posted 02-22-09 11:59 AM EDT (US)     107 / 178       
What, the whole thing?

Nobody knows exactly where the entity known as Stephen Hill came from. He was found fully formed at the height of a storm and is believed to have come to Earth from a distant world where human qualities of fashion and beauty did not exist, which explains a lot. Constructed mostly of hatred and contempt, wrapped up in a pathetic human shell, Stephen comes fully equipped with his Antarian death coat, his Pen of Rage +2, and a variety of useful headgear
TaylorFlame
Lizard the Bard
posted 02-23-09 02:56 AM EDT (US)     108 / 178       
HMS Indefatigable.

TaylorFlame - The Definitive Man.
finian1712
Mariner
posted 04-06-09 08:41 AM EDT (US)     109 / 178       
HMS Sophie a sloop
HMS Surprise a 28 gun frigate
HMS Bellona a 74 gun third rate

All these ships come from the Aubrey-Maturin Series, also known as the master and commander books but these are my favorite ships from them!
justgotowned
Mariner
posted 04-06-09 06:58 PM EDT (US)     110 / 178       
USS (because I am American) Windex.

Just think of the possibilities.

"Yeah, I just used Windex and I cleaned that pirate scum right up!"
jomas
Mariner
posted 04-06-09 08:55 PM EDT (US)     111 / 178       
the sea cow
the mule
puddles
leviathan
the salty pie
and a few others
Lord_Morrison
Mariner
posted 04-08-09 08:24 PM EDT (US)     112 / 178       
HMS Indefatigable! I loved the Hornblower series, apparently Ioan Gruffud is trying to convince them to make more but there is absolutely no intention by the networks or the film industry... to expensive to produce.

Also: HMS Suprise and HMS Britannia are good names too!
Hector Domingo
Mariner
posted 04-11-09 06:11 PM EDT (US)     113 / 178       
How brilliant, what a fantastic thread!

well... i would call my Flagship:
susan

Ships of the line:
cuddles
tiddles
mittens
fluffy
purry (by far my favourite name for a cat)

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KroNicK
Mariner
posted 04-14-09 09:37 PM EDT (US)     114 / 178       
USS KroNicK...of course
USS Dingleberry
USS Steven Seagal...because he cant be killed...ever..no matter what they do to him!!!...ridiculous...
vampiric canniba
Mariner
posted 04-15-09 00:06 AM EDT (US)     115 / 178       
HMS Lemmy
HMS Sid Vicious
etc etc
or,something to destroy the ****er's hopes,HMS Mongolphobia!!!

you like something both hardcore and whack
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the_spede
Mariner
posted 04-17-09 04:45 PM EDT (US)     116 / 178       
Wilhelm has the right idea - HMS Chuck Norris - it would never lose!

God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best - Voltaire
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It helps to have Spede when attacking the enemy
pyromaniac73
Mariner
posted 05-23-09 02:04 AM EDT (US)     117 / 178       
Let's keep it clean please - Gaius

[This message has been edited by Gaius Colinius (edited 05-25-2009 @ 10:51 AM).]

Arkrai
Mariner
posted 05-29-09 09:37 PM EDT (US)     118 / 178       
USS (because I am American) Windex.

Just think of the possibilities.

"Yeah, I just used Windex and I cleaned that pirate scum right up!"
Haha, clever.

In other games with ships, I've been inclined towards birds of prey, so probably Raptor, Eagle, Hawk, Falcon, etc.
Geordie
Mariner
posted 05-30-09 06:01 AM EDT (US)     119 / 178       
I like names from Greek mythology myself - the British did in fact actually use a lot of these.
HMS - Achilles, Ajax, Hector, Heracles, Poseidon, Hermes, Pegasus, etc. etc.
taccovert4
Mariner
posted 06-01-09 01:42 PM EDT (US)     120 / 178       
Heavy 1st rates named:

HMS Executor
HMS Lusankya
HMS Iron Fist

First rates Named:

HMS Avenger
HMS Chimera
HMS Judicator
HMS Avarice
HMS Invidious
HMS Juggernaut

Frigates Named:

HMS Smuggler's Fury
HMS Gambler's Pride

And with this fleet I would crush all that oppose me, and England's IMPERIAL Battle fleet would rule the seas!
vampiric canniba
Mariner
posted 06-02-09 00:29 AM EDT (US)     121 / 178       
Your fleet don't scare me. HMS Chuck Norris riding Zombielephant will take on and kill all yous

you like something both hardcore and whack
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[This message has been edited by vampiric canniba (edited 06-02-2009 @ 00:36 AM).]

Primo
Mariner
(id: Marcus Orentius)
posted 06-02-09 01:03 PM EDT (US)     122 / 178       
I think I'll start naming mine after British executioners. HMS Pierrepoint for example.

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Warguppy
Mariner
posted 06-18-09 07:43 PM EDT (US)     123 / 178       
When I rename ships I make the names something either Gaelic, Latin or Italian or something that indicates it's purpose (like the Yellow Taxi). But I always have a French Wh*re and a Faery Queene. That last being a nod to the VERY old Trek computer games that always gave you a ship named that if you destroyed your ship named Enterprise.

Life was much easier before I developed a sense of ethics.
finian1712
Mariner
posted 06-20-09 06:55 PM EDT (US)     124 / 178       
Bellona from the Aubrey-Maturin series!!!
One of his last commands was the Bellona a 74 gun ship with great sailing qualities.
Ecthelion
Mariner
(id: p90pro)
posted 06-21-09 07:10 PM EDT (US)     125 / 178       
I have one fleet I call, "The Meat Fleet", Since every ship is named after a meat product.

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Swallow my pride? No thank you, Im too full of myself.
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masterbrett12345
Banned
posted 07-14-09 07:25 PM EDT (US)     126 / 178       
my fleet
Flag ships

HMS uss
USS hms

heavy first rates
HMS heavy


Sloops
HMS unsikable
HMS not floatsam
HMS indestructable
HMS somthing that can't be destroyed

rocket ship
HMS Missil

Fire ships (If any)

HMS water
HMS fire extingeshure
HMS boom
Aftermath
HG Alumnus
posted 07-14-09 07:38 PM EDT (US)     127 / 178       
I have a fifth rate admirals flagship called Stringer Bell with almost full experience.

A f t y

A A R S

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Nduna
Mariner
posted 07-14-09 08:07 PM EDT (US)     128 / 178       
The Black Pearl xD.

I like naming ships in Latin.

The Veritas
The Aequitas
The Polaris
The Fortis
The Salvus
The Fatalis
The Castus
The Audax
shadowdrummer46
Mariner
posted 07-30-09 08:21 PM EDT (US)     129 / 178       
You CAN name your ships just click on the ships name and it will allow you to change it. same with land army units!

Aspiring scientist and millitary enthusiast.

I tend to be long-winded. Thanks for any help.
Soleb
Mariner
posted 08-03-09 02:29 PM EDT (US)     130 / 178       
USS Licoln's sack
USS R
USS Kill the jap
USS Kill the brit
USS Kill the frenchie
USS Broadside
USS If you can read this you do not need glasses
USS Pokemon
USS Yellow Submarine

If you must cross thin ice, dance your way across

[This message has been edited by Soleb (edited 08-08-2009 @ 01:03 AM).]

KIWI TYRANT
Mariner
posted 08-31-09 06:18 PM EDT (US)     131 / 178       
An appropiate name for my biggest and baddest ship would have to be the Plunder Downunder.

Witnessing this ship fully broadside a whaling boat or a foreign trawler raping our sea would deeply, deeply satisfy me.....

"...the strong did what they could, and the weak suffered what they must" - Thucydides
Pitt
Commodore
posted 08-31-09 09:31 PM EDT (US)     132 / 178       
What about Rainbow Warrior?

"Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French." - P.G. Wodehouse, The Luck of the Bodkins
LordTaeglan
Mariner
posted 09-01-09 04:44 AM EDT (US)     133 / 178       
Here's one:
HMS What do you think of my driving?

Nobody knows exactly where the entity known as Stephen Hill came from. He was found fully formed at the height of a storm and is believed to have come to Earth from a distant world where human qualities of fashion and beauty did not exist, which explains a lot. Constructed mostly of hatred and contempt, wrapped up in a pathetic human shell, Stephen comes fully equipped with his Antarian death coat, his Pen of Rage +2, and a variety of useful headgear

[This message has been edited by LordTaeglan (edited 09-01-2009 @ 04:46 AM).]

Thrashmad
Mariner
posted 09-01-09 09:20 AM EDT (US)     134 / 178       
What about Rainbow Warrior?


You better not fight the French with that one .

"The satisfaction in this game lies in to see 300 heavy armoured horsemen ride chock in an easy snowfall, while fire arrows criss-crosses the evening sky" - Swedish historian and permanent secretary of The Swedish Academy Peter Englund on Medieval 2: Total War (translated by Thrashmad)

"A game that contains both Carl Linnaeus and five different types of artillery projectiles are indisputable exceedingly detailed." - Peter Englund on Empire: Total War (translated by Thrashmad)
KIWI TYRANT
Mariner
posted 09-01-09 05:00 PM EDT (US)     135 / 178       
I'd like to know how the Froggies sunk a ship, in the safety of it's own harbour, with an Agent!!. Was it a bug, or did they purchase the Elite Units of the West pack and get an exclusive new super agent? I say not fair; patch 9.9 will be out before N.Z. can afford that special add-on.....

"...the strong did what they could, and the weak suffered what they must" - Thucydides
MUZZIAH
Mariner
posted 09-02-09 02:41 PM EDT (US)     136 / 178       
Being a Welshman my flagship is always named "Royal Fortune" in honor of Bartholomew Roberts the Welsh pirate, also known as Black Bart (Welsh: Barti Ddu).

"He was the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy, capturing far more ships than some of the best-known pirates of this era such as Blackbeard or Captain Kidd. He is estimated to have captured over 470 vessels."
DietrichStahl
Mariner
posted 09-04-09 11:04 PM EDT (US)     137 / 178       
I have several...

If I had a matching pair, I would name them HMS Logic and HMS Reason.

And my personal ship would be HMSSceadugengan, which you can look up yourself :P

If I could do it, I would have Dial 911 written upside down.
GundamMerc
Mariner
posted 09-12-09 10:16 PM EDT (US)     138 / 178       
I would name my ships these:

HMS yubtseb
HMS Oliphaunt (for those of you who have used said cheat in RTW, shame on you.)

HMS Amazingly Glorious Ship With a Cool Latin-Based Name

HMS HMS

RTN Ternathia (for those of you who are David Weber readers)

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[This message has been edited by GundamMerc (edited 09-12-2009 @ 10:17 PM).]

Cauchpotato
Vice-Admiral
posted 09-14-09 04:22 AM EDT (US)     139 / 178       
I'd add HMS or USS or something else depending on the faction.
Some good names are:

Tyranical
Xodius
Hippolytus
Porphyrion
Talaria

Wyrd bid ful araed
God is not on the side of the big battalions, but of the best shots. (Voltaire)
Pitt
Commodore
posted 09-14-09 06:16 AM EDT (US)     140 / 178       
I like these, but I'd probably only change the names of one or two ships in a game.

  • USS How's my Driving?

  • HMS Handle with Care

  • HMS Monty Python

  • HMS Blackadder

  • HMS B'Stard

    "Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French." - P.G. Wodehouse, The Luck of the Bodkins
  • Cauchpotato
    Vice-Admiral
    posted 09-15-09 03:38 AM EDT (US)     141 / 178       
    Anyone who calls their ship HMS Blackadder is either weird or a comic genius, and either way you still rock.

    HMS Megatherium
    USS Amazoniac
    USS Atlan
    HMS Revelation
    La Ange en Bois
    La Chasseur de Mer
    Le Guerrier

    Wyrd bid ful araed
    God is not on the side of the big battalions, but of the best shots. (Voltaire)
    DietrichStahl
    Mariner
    posted 09-15-09 03:52 AM EDT (US)     142 / 178       
    Blackadder = beastie.

    HMS Antidisestablishmentarianism
    HMS Psalms 37:1-2
    Sondre_norge
    Mariner
    posted 09-16-09 02:28 PM EDT (US)     143 / 178       
    I would name my ship after someone i like or a historical person or anything like that.

    Etc: HMS Harald Hårfagre (viking)
    HMS Nelson
    HMS Longship
    HMS Sondre_norge =P

    thats some of the names i would choose got many mores


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    Continental Army Award (most improved forumer) -- Sondre_norge
    Napoleon Award (most likely to be promoted) -- Sondre_norge
    ( can only dream about that happening)
    Awesome Eagle
    Spear of Mars
    (id: awesomated88)
    posted 02-19-10 06:19 PM EDT (US)     144 / 178       
    Hello

    I would call mine HMS Call000ifSinking......(000 is the emergency number in Australia)

    Or HMS NeedsANewCrew..

    Thanks

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    Wars not make one great- Yoda

    [This message has been edited by awesomated88 (edited 02-19-2010 @ 06:20 PM).]

    Sondre_norge
    Mariner
    posted 02-19-10 06:43 PM EDT (US)     145 / 178       
    If I could choose then it would be something like this.

    HMS Charge on my orders!
    HMS Ram into their boardside!
    HMS press the auto battle button (autowin)

    no but seriously, i think i would chosen something like this.

    det gylende skip (the golden ship)
    Ingen briter her (No brits here)
    Sondres mektige yolle


    Ludwig II Award (craziest forumer) -- Sondre_norge, armenian (tie)
    Continental Army Award (most improved forumer) -- Sondre_norge
    Napoleon Award (most likely to be promoted) -- Sondre_norge
    ( can only dream about that happening)
    BurningSushi460
    Scenario Reviewer
    posted 02-19-10 07:02 PM EDT (US)     146 / 178       
    HMS Dutch Glory
    HMS Dutch Wife
    HMS Frikandel

    Dutch campaign hooked me again.

    Actually it was originally called just Heaven, but then God sold the naming rights to Microsoft, so.... -GoForGoldenJarls

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    Churchill: “Madam, if you were my wife, I’d drink it.”
    Gallowglass
    Mariner
    posted 02-19-10 07:12 PM EDT (US)     147 / 178       
    Why don't you just throw in some Dutch Courage, as well?

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    Azas
    Mariner
    posted 02-20-10 03:04 PM EDT (US)     148 / 178       
    HMS Floater

    HMS Awesome

    Le Fou

    La Grande Merde

    [This message has been edited by Azas (edited 02-20-2010 @ 03:05 PM).]

    BurningSushi460
    Scenario Reviewer
    posted 02-20-10 07:42 PM EDT (US)     149 / 178       
    When I named my best ship the HMS Phelps, for some reason, I could traverse the entire Atlantic in one move and my ship could sail into and "through" land for no discernable reason. Also, the upkeep of the HMS Phelps per turn exceeded my GDP by threefold.

    Actually it was originally called just Heaven, but then God sold the naming rights to Microsoft, so.... -GoForGoldenJarls

    Astor: “Churchill, if you were my husband, I’d put poison in your coffee.”
    Churchill: “Madam, if you were my wife, I’d drink it.”
    Smileyman007
    Mariner
    posted 02-20-10 08:22 PM EDT (US)     150 / 178       
    Well if you find the HMS Phelps has trouble during the winters, try commissioning the USS Ohno. That should do nicely.

    No, I'm not being sarcastic.
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