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yarkshire gamer08 Nov 2016 11:28 a.m. PST



On the advice of my doctor, who informed me that suddenly stopping painting WW1 ships would be dangerous to my heath, I have started to detox and just do the odd ship here and there to ease the withdrawal.

HMS Courageous was on the extreme end of the Battlecruiser idea, her 4x15" guns could certainly pack a punch and her 32 knots top speed was 11 knits faster than the Dreadnoughts of the time. However her 3" belt armour would stop the water getting in but not much else.

She certainly opens up some interesting scenarios / match ups, next up will be Ark Royal.

Regards Ken

4th Cuirassier28 Nov 2016 3:18 a.m. PST

Wasn't this ship basically a fast pre-Dreadnought? One does wonder what they were thinking.

yarkshire gamer01 Dec 2016 5:54 p.m. PST

I've seen them classed as Large Light Cruisers and Battlecruisers, I suppose it's the far end of the "speed = armour" idea of the Battlecruisers.

I look forward to trying her out in a few scenarios to see how it gets on.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2016 1:14 p.m. PST

What is the weird pattern on the deck? I can't figure that out.

It looks like the Admiraly Model Works 1/700 scale model has a larger scale view of the same pattern.

- Ix

yarkshire gamer02 Dec 2016 5:49 p.m. PST

The decks were left steel to save adding the weight of the wood for maximum speed. The decks would have had a protective none slip corticene layer added. Wether the pattern is a result of the application of said layer or a representation of the structure of the deck underneath I'm not sure.

I think I saw it called "Etna" or something similar a while back, just can't find the reference at the moment.

Cheers Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

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