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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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EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 02-21-10 07:32 AM EDT (US)     151 / 178       
HMS Phelps, lol

I've taken to naming them after Staff members- the Prussian Ship of Service (PSS) Scipii is a 5th rate that is forever getting buggered by the spanish, while the PSS Andalus is a plucky 4th rate that's managed to come out on top of a 2nd rate

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
Pitt
Commodore
posted 02-21-10 08:22 AM EDT (US)     152 / 178       
I'm afraid to ask ... is the ship named after me the pits?

HMS How's My Sailing?

HMS Crimson Permanent Assurance

HMS Thunderchild

USS Reservoir Dogs

"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

[This message has been edited by Pitt (edited 02-21-2010 @ 08:25 AM).]

EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 02-21-10 09:37 AM EDT (US)     153 / 178       
I think you were a Ketch or Carronade that got itself captured, actually. I will have to check my navies once I log back on

I also like having sister ships- PSS Castor and PSS Pollux (Heavy 1st and admiral's 1st), PSS Donner and PSS Blitzen (2nd rates) and PSS Fire and PSS Water (Steamships) tend to work in tandem.

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
Earl Scruffles
Mariner
(id: generalscruff)
posted 02-21-10 03:01 PM EDT (US)     154 / 178       
I would name mine after British military triumphs

Flagship
HMS Agincourt

Duke of Wellington Class (1st rate)
HMS Assaye
HMS Trafalgar
HMS Talavera
HMS Salamanca
HMS Waterloo

Henry V Class (2nd rate)
HMS Crecy
HMS Poitiers
HMS Spanish Armada

Duke of Marlbourgh Class (3rd rate)
HMS Blenheim
HMS Quebec

Churchill Class (4th rate)
HMS El-Alamein
HMS Overlord
HMS Hundred Days (1918)

But I won't go to England due to the prescence of scruffy in shottingham. - Scenter102
This is Scruff we are talking about. I can't think of anything I don't see Scruff doing just for the hell of it. - Agrippa 271
The cake was made by Scruffy and it was... a rude shape. - Liam
monkey in a suit on a cycle - Scenter102 describing Scruffy
Sondre_norge
Mariner
posted 02-21-10 07:06 PM EDT (US)     155 / 178       
*cought* A Great Britanfanatic *cought*

But is there any wayto actually change names on ships in ETW?


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)
Pitt
Commodore
posted 02-21-10 08:19 PM EDT (US)     156 / 178       
Yes. In the information screen for each individual ship, you can click on the name and change it, just as you can for land units.

You can only do this in the campaign screen however, not once a battle has actually started.

"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
Azas
Mariner
posted 02-22-10 12:27 PM EDT (US)     157 / 178       
lol I'm pretty sure sondre is anti-British :P
BurningSushi460
Scenario Reviewer
posted 02-22-10 06:57 PM EDT (US)     158 / 178       
I got one more, I named the very first Heavy Rate (in my brit campaign) that I ever trained in ETW the HMS Salute.

This is the flag that flies from the mast
If you're British in any way, you probably get it

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.”
Sondre_norge
Mariner
posted 02-23-10 08:19 AM EDT (US)     159 / 178       
I dident get that. Aww those brits got inside jokes so Norwegian vikings cant understand them... Men prepear the "Det gylende skip" we shall raid London!


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)
Pitt
Commodore
posted 02-23-10 08:46 AM EDT (US)     160 / 178       
He's referring to this.

"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
BurningSushi460
Scenario Reviewer
posted 02-23-10 08:55 PM EDT (US)     161 / 178       
Then I dare you to put your two fingers up to the next Englishman with great pride. Aw well, I bet Gallowglass knows, he's a neighbor to the whole lot.

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.”
Cancer of the Head
Mariner
(id: say1988)
posted 02-24-10 03:39 PM EDT (US)     162 / 178       
Pitt, I believe if Churchill's had was rotated 180 degrees, then he would have it.

For people that don't get it, just lower the index finger and you have a good facsimile.
Pitt
Commodore
posted 02-24-10 06:18 PM EDT (US)     163 / 178       

"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
BurningSushi460
Scenario Reviewer
posted 02-24-10 07:30 PM EDT (US)     164 / 178       
Do the words "two-fingered salute" and "Vicky" ring a bell yet?

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.”
Phalanxkiller
Mariner
posted 03-03-10 03:18 PM EDT (US)     165 / 178       
I usually name my ships after generals that have done good for me. I also name my greatest ships after my King/Queen, and the Navy Minister,occasionally the capital city of my nation, and sometimes I get into mythology.


Examples:

Monarchy-PRV (Prussian Royal Vessel)
Republic-PRV (Prussian Republican Vessel)

PRV Sedgewick
PRV Berlin
PRV Frederick
Poseidon
Oceanus

(You get the point)

There are three things needed to win a war, money, money, and yet more money.
Cancer of the Head
Mariner
(id: say1988)
posted 03-03-10 03:44 PM EDT (US)     166 / 178       
Why are people (in real life too) not creative with warship names anymore? They always name them after some place or dead guy.
Where are the Invincibles, the Battleaxes, the Dreadnoughts, etc...
BastWorshiper
Sensei
posted 03-03-10 05:07 PM EDT (US)     167 / 178       
I was much more creative and original with the naming of my warships.

My three best warships are the:

Unsinkable
Battleaxe
Dread-Not

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Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen." -- Jerome K. Jerome

"Some people become so expert at reading between the lines they don't read the lines." -- Margaret Millar

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[This message has been edited by BastWorshiper (edited 03-03-2010 @ 05:10 PM).]

Cauchpotato
Vice-Admiral
posted 03-05-10 06:51 AM EDT (US)     168 / 178       
I agree.
There aren't enough imaginative names for ships anymore. Why can't people add a bit of spice to their navies. Even the conservative British Admiralty had some flare when it came to naming ships.

Indefatigable
Venacious
Parfait
Véridique


are some good ones.

Wyrd bid ful araed
God is not on the side of the big battalions, but of the best shots. (Voltaire)
Sondre_norge
Mariner
posted 03-05-10 08:44 AM EDT (US)     169 / 178       
The sinking Victory
The Pirat ship of arrgh
we board with skateboards
Make the choice to win
The poor fisherman (1 rate)
Propaganda auf Berlin
Mein emperor, warÜm ist du so sauer?
Ich wünchen einen würst.
Aha
Its my day today
Who is Welington?
The Nelson Butcher


Those names are quite good aint they? (joking)

But HMS victory was it named after a great battle or something?


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)

[This message has been edited by Sondre_norge (edited 03-05-2010 @ 08:47 AM).]

TKwarrior17
Mariner
posted 03-23-10 01:50 PM EDT (US)     170 / 178       
I haven't created a fleet yet as Prussia, only a few brigs for shuttling my massive armies about.

However, my docks as Cuxhaven will soon be ready to churn out Heavy First Rates, and I plan to name them according to important or influential Prussian territories, landmarks, cities, rivers, military leaders, or government administrators. The Admiral's Flagship First Rate will be christened Alexander zu Dohna-Schlobitten, who is 79 years old and has never lost a battle. He has 10 stars and he is my Großkomtur von Preuße.

SMS (Seine Majestäts Schiff; His Majesty's Ship) Berlin
SMS Königsberg
SMS Preuße
SMS Rostock
SMS Cuxhaven
SMS Memel
SMS Danzig
SMS Gdingen
SMS Stettin
SMS Köslin
SMS Wismar
SMS Lübeck
SMS Holstein
SMS Elbe
SMS Oder
SMS Rheins

These are just some of the starters. There will be a ship named for every city in Brandenburg and East Prussia.
Dewsquad
Mariner
posted 04-19-10 04:36 PM EDT (US)     171 / 178       
I like the idea of having your ships names after your provinces. In my case, I've named some of the ships in my really small navy, and have "in progress" names for others. I plan on naming my ships after Swedish 'states' or 'provinces', if you will.

And here are my ideas for, you know, HMS or USS.

NOTE: I NEVER LEARNED TO SPELL IN SWEDISH, AS I MOVED TO THE STATES. (I AM IN NO WAY AMERICAN OR A PATRIOT, BUT IT IS VERY FAIR TO SAY I AM A SWEDISH PATRIOT). I AM SELF-TAUGHT (WITH LITTLE HELP), WORDS IN SWEDISH MAY BE SPELLED WRONG, NOT IN ENGLISH THOUGH.

KES (Kungen's Enga Shyep {the King's Own Ship})
HMF (Herren's Majestisca Floata {His Majestic Fleet})
KMF (Kungen's Majestisca Floata {the King's Majestic Fleet})
SKF (Sverige's Kungliga Flota {Sweden's Royal Fleet})
list goes on

Here are the present self made names.

"---" = one of the KES, HMF, KMF, SKF

--- Mariefred
--- Ansa

Here are my ideas.

--- Blekinge
--- Bohuslän
--- Dalarna
--- Dalsland
--- Gotland
--- Gästrikland
--- Halland
--- Hälsingland
--- Härjedalen
--- Jämtland
--- Lappland
--- Medelpad
--- Norrbotten
--- Närke
--- Skåne
--- Småland
--- Södermanland
--- Uppland
--- Värmland
--- Västmanland
--- Västerbotten
--- Västergötland
--- Ångermanland
--- Öland
--- Östergötland

Total list of 25 provinces above.

Also...

--- Stockholm
--- Kronan (The Crown)
--- Vasa
--- Carl Gustav
--- Bernadotte

TomSVW,
Dewsquad

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"Hakuna Matata".
"Till dods för Karl Gustav!"
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[This message has been edited by Dewsquad (edited 04-19-2010 @ 06:08 PM).]

Thrashmad
Mariner
posted 04-20-10 10:45 AM EDT (US)     172 / 178       
Just so you know (if you didn't already know) Dewsquad, the Swedish Navy uses HMS, Hans/Hennes Majestäts Skepp. Fell free to use others as you create an alternative history in Empire after all.

If you want to make sure you spell correctly in Swedish, you can always use a word processor or online spell-checker, such as this one.

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GabrielBrasil
Mariner
posted 04-25-10 08:25 AM EDT (US)     173 / 178       
I name my ships after mytohlogy.

I have the Poliphemo(Heavy 1st Rate)

The Theseus (Admiral's Flagship 1st Rate)

And I'm still on the process of naming my ships in homage to Brasil.Like the "Lula"(Fifth Rate Admiral's Flagship)
Dewsquad
Mariner
posted 04-26-10 02:52 PM EDT (US)     174 / 178       
Thanks Thrashmad, I actually just found out the HMS thing though. I felt like an idiot reading this...

And thanks for the spell check thing, I'm sure I will need it when I'm away from my laptop, like now. Thanks again.

TomSVW,
Dewsquad

"Not all treasure's silver and gold, mate".
"Hakuna Matata".
"Till dods för Karl Gustav!"
"Ja jag vill liva, jag vill dö i norden!"
92% of teens have moved on to rap. If you are part of the 8% who still listen to real music, copy and paste this into your sig
Dewsquad
Mariner
posted 05-02-10 01:52 PM EDT (US)     175 / 178       
Quoted from Conqueror Matt:
After that I'd use mythical creatures

Griffon
Pegasus
Kraken
Dragon
Minotaur


I have a ship in Napoleon: Total War called HMS Dragon, it's about a 80-gun, or so, Ship of the Line, in Admiral Nelson's fleet, and it's been through a lot of battles. I have two first rates on the way, so I'll probably name them HMS Griffin and HMS Pegasus. Thanks for the ideas!

One more thing, in both Empire and Napoleon: Total War, if I auto resolve a battle, then... read on. Naval; one or two of my fifth rates ships in Nelson's fleet sink against an Indiaman (has happened twice). Or land; I lose a highly experienced Foot regiment (one that took Paris), in the Duke of Wellington's army, to a unit of Fusiliers. Thats *rhymes with this, - horse* chucking horsemitt.

TomSVW,
Dewsquad

"Not all treasure's silver and gold, mate".
"Hakuna Matata".
"Till dods för Karl Gustav!"
"Ja jag vill liva, jag vill dö i norden!"
92% of teens have moved on to rap. If you are part of the 8% who still listen to real music, copy and paste this into your sig
TKwarrior17
Mariner
posted 05-13-10 01:51 AM EDT (US)     176 / 178       
I'm definitely naming one Trajan as the Spanish since he was the first non-Roman emperor of Rome, and he was from Spain.

I will name one as the United States the USS World Police, because that defines the U.S.

As Britain, I've named too many HMS Conqueror, named for William of Normandy.

As France I named a few for the French words sissy, queer, pansy, coward, and a few others. You get the idea.

Oh, and as Spain I named a ship Me Puse. If you say it with Spanish pronunciations it sounds like (may poo-say) or (mah pussah). I learned it in Spanish class and thought it was hysterical, much to my teacher's dismay.

As Russia I named a ship the Vasiley Zaytsev, a Russian sniper in WWII. Yeah, that's right. I'm a prophet. But seriously, watch Enemy at the Gates, it's about him and the best German sniper having a showdown in Stalingrad.

As Prussia, I name all my ships after cities.

As Sweden, well... I'm lazy and use the default ship names.
Domoe
Mariner
posted 08-05-10 09:32 PM EDT (US)     177 / 178       
hms moonpie
mmmmm........... delectable!
hms prince of macedon
you shot me! i ban you! ha!
Oorah1944
Mariner
posted 11-11-10 04:58 PM EDT (US)     178 / 178       
USS Oorah
USS Patton
USS Look in Portholes for Picture
USS Floating Fortress
USS Tarawa
USS Marianas
USS Guess What?
USS Inbound
USS Peacemaker
USS Patriot
USS Striker
USS MacArthur
USS American Firepower
USS Tenacity
USS Oblivion
USS What Now?
USS Extinction
USS Incoming
USS Nazi Hunter
USS Wanted
USS Deamon
USS Osprey of Steel
USS Falcon
USS American Eagle
USS Midnight Pride
USS Karma
SS Drip (Tom and Jerry Reference)
Hope you like them!

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"Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way"- General Patton
"Thou shalt not kill, well hear this, f*** that s***"- Jarhead
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