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Fsa - The Gulf And Southern Atlantic Fleet

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A few weeks ago i was infected with a terminal affection for Dystopian Wars. Not long after my friend and brother bought their army, i was called to arms, to put an end to prussian imperialistic dreams, and to thwart the false utopia of antarctican folly.

The brave and freedom loving Federated States rode to war once more, wearung a glorious armour of steel and steam.

But, no more words: Let the pictures speak of themselves:

Augusta Class Frigates

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Lexington Class Cruisers "Spirit of Georgia, Rose of Texas, Kentucky Pride"

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Princeton Class Gunships

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Independence Class Gunships "FSS Sentinel"

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Enterprise Class Dreadnought "Freedom"

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Fleet Overview

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The "Big Ships"

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And I might hafta take to opposite corner and say I really like the look of the FSA ships, and your Gulf fleet look superb! That said, my complaint about the FSA is that thier ships sit so low in the water, I have a hard time believing that they could handle the waters of the open ocean without capsizing.

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And I might hafta take to opposite corner and say I really like the look of the FSA ships, and your Gulf fleet look superb! That said, my complaint about the FSA is that thier ships sit so low in the water, I have a hard time believing that they could handle the waters of the open ocean without capsizing.

This point has been debated ad nauseam on the previous forum. The Yankees tried sending some of their larger river monitors into the open sea after their Civil War with disastrous consequences due to their limited free board and relatively shallow keels. But this is fantasy so you can have what you like - suspend disbelief! The designs of the FSA fleet do make them distinctive, even though I keep hearing jaunty piano music coming from a Mississipi river boat casino when I look at them. This is usually as I am greeting Davy Jones I must add, dam sneaky trick distracting you with the music :rolleyes:

Nicely painted models Nukleon, though I would not like to be a sailor in your navy with all that brass to polish :)

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This point has been debated ad nauseam on the previous forum. The Yankees tried sending some of their larger river monitors into the open sea after their Civil War with disastrous consequences due to their limited free board and relatively shallow keels. But this is fantasy so you can have what you like - suspend disbelief!

That said, USS Miantonomoh crossed the Atlantic twice, and went for a European cruise carrying an Assistant Secretary of the Navy... so it's not totally unthinkable. In theory, FSA ships would have something like 18ft of freeboard on the larger vessels if you go by the nominal "scale" of the models...

The designs of the FSA fleet do make them distinctive, even though I keep hearing jaunty piano music coming from a Mississipi river boat casino when I look at them. This is usually as I am greeting Davy Jones I must add, dam sneaky trick distracting you with the music :rolleyes::)

Sturginium-powered calliopes to the fore! :lol:

I love the fleet myself, although I did get shot up by it several times by now, and soundly so. Looking forward to see how my new Rengo Kantai task force will do against it.

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Commodore Chris

Your comment about the USS Miantonomoh is valid, but fails to mention that she was towed for 1100 miles of the journey by the side-wheel steamer Augusta, but admittedly a feat for a monitor with a displacement of 3400 tons and a free board of around 2 foot 7 inches. I suspect they were a little sea sick? Not a voyage I would like to of been on.

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Commodore Chris

Your comment about the USS Miantonomoh is valid, but fails to mention that she was towed for 1100 miles of the journey by the side-wheel steamer Augusta, but admittedly a feat for a monitor with a displacement of 3400 tons and a free board of around 2 foot 7 inches. I suspect they were a little sea sick? Not a voyage I would like to of been on.

And that is why America will eventually be victorious - they won't waste time with small details such as having to tow a ship, or petty seasickness, but just do it! :lol: Manifest destiny for breakfast, and paddle-wheeled gunboat politics for dinner! ;)

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Commodore Chris

Your comment about the USS Miantonomoh is valid, but fails to mention that she was towed for 1100 miles of the journey by the side-wheel steamer Augusta, but admittedly a feat for a monitor with a displacement of 3400 tons and a free board of around 2 foot 7 inches. I suspect they were a little sea sick? Not a voyage I would like to of been on.

I wonder what the martians will think of this?

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And that is why America will eventually be victorious - they won't waste time with small details such as having to tow a ship, or petty seasickness, but just do it! :lol: Manifest destiny for breakfast, and paddle-wheeled gunboat politics for dinner! ;)

Not so sure about Manifest Destiny, but lets not get political. It boils down to the other nations to stop your 'paddle boats' and keep the FSA in its place. Something I managed at my last encounter with those tough *******! But who knows at my next encounter?

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"keep the FSA in its place" my dear Von Klinkerhoffen, such wishfull thinking does not befit a Prussian pragmatist. Surely you must see that just as we are bringing peace order and fair trade to the Pacific. Our growing Atlantic forces will soon be remiding the old fuddy duddy empires of Europe just who's in charge now.

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