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Author Topic: Warlords, Rogue Generals, Captains, Engineers and Gentleman Adventurer's Club.  (Read 24122 times)
Matthias Gladstone
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« on: January 30, 2009, 11:44:32 pm »

Are you tired of air pirates plundering your shipping? Tired of constant battles with moon men and evil minions?
Are you planning a coup d'état? A world war?
Raising a private army?
Perhaps you spend your time cruising the skyways, for a company, or perhaps the navy?
Or parhaps you just spend your time machining guns/building airships/weapons of mass destruction.
Either way, if you wear a uniform (or not), and you enjoy any of the above (or not), this club is for you.
A place to relax, tell tales of battles past, machines built and deals struck.
Me? Self-proclaimed Engineer and Captain of the RVNZ Yarmourth Castle . Completely barking. But that never stopped me.
Enjoy,
-matt
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009, 12:16:46 am »

Well I have always considered the maxim "I should never belong to any club that would have me as a member" but I would be pleased to make an exception in this case. Major Thadeus Tinker (Retired). Late of the 3rd Rajput Lancers and currently depot adjutant (on half pay don't you know) of the 2nd Battalion Caledonian Highlanders. (All totally fictitious but it gives me a character to hang the old helmet on)

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 11:16:37 pm »

I think I like this club. Of course, that entirely depends on whether I get the biggest hat. Or not, as the case may be. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 11:22:00 pm »

Sir Nikolas, I would expect you to have the largest hat of all.  Watch out for those native chappies though as they will be determined to acquire it.
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Matthias Gladstone
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009, 11:31:58 pm »

It's good to know hat size is relevant. I think it suits this club right down to the bone.
I should state here though that while I don't have the biggest Zeppelin I do have the fastest and the most heavily armed, so nar nar na na nar. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009, 11:43:10 pm »

It's good to know hat size is relevant. I think it suits this club right down to the bone.
I should state here though that while I don't have the biggest Zeppelin I do have the fastest and the most heavily armed, so nar nar na na nar. Grin
-Matt

I've got 1800 of varying sizes, a city that floats weightlessly in the sky, which is so heavily armed that it could eliminate the Isle of Wight with one shot from the main weapons, and a capital ship, called the IFS Zephyr. And when She's launched, nothing shall ever be the same again.

 Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009, 12:44:57 am »

And I'm just a career military officer used to dealling with nasty situations so if I can be of assistance to either of you fine gentleman just send your card to the Officers Mess, 2nd Btn Caledonian Highlanders.
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2009, 03:56:23 am »

I'm of the opinion that there are no problems that cannot be solved through judicious application of kinetic force. I like this place.
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Matthias Gladstone
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2009, 08:28:01 am »

It's good to know hat size is relevant. I think it suits this club right down to the bone.
I should state here though that while I don't have the biggest Zeppelin I do have the fastest and the most heavily armed, so nar nar na na nar. Grin
-Matt

I've got 1800 of varying sizes, a city that floats weightlessly in the sky, which is so heavily armed that it could eliminate the Isle of Wight with one shot from the main weapons, and a capital ship, called the IFS Zephyr. And when She's launched, nothing shall ever be the same again.

 Grin

Proud as I am of it, it's not really that much of an achievement being able to destroy the Isle of Wight in a single shot.
As for your city, I have a weather altering death ray on my Zeppelin that will cause starvation and an economic crisis on it.
-Matt
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2009, 08:37:38 am »

If you can win every battle effortlessly, what's the point in even existing?
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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2009, 09:30:40 am »

Hear Hear,

Where's the opportunity for acts of derring do and heroism?  Apart from any other problems when have Her Majesty's finest ever had access to the weaponry they really need to do the job?

At your pleasure gentlemen.
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Matthias Gladstone
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2009, 02:46:05 pm »

I can't win everything. We were just having a gentlemanly appendage waving competition.  After all, digression is the better part of Valour. Grin
-Matt
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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2009, 04:07:13 am »

I have an airship. It has a gun on it. Do I win?
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2009, 08:28:42 am »

No, but you do get a club membership.
-Matt
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2009, 09:52:06 am »

Purchased a new airship! The RIA (Royal Iswaldian Airship) King Xavier XI. Here's a picture.
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The small grey cigar shape, put in for scale, is a HMA Titanica class Dreadnought, currently the largest airship in the skies. The production of this airship nearly bankrupted Iswaldia, and the Nation was saved only by the timely purchase of the KXXI by my brother as a late birthday present.
I'm thinking of painting it. Any ideas on a colour?
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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2009, 11:56:40 am »

That's gone from the realms of the hyperbolically large into the "WTF" range.
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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2009, 03:00:42 pm »

I'm thinking of painting it. Any ideas on a colour?


I'm seeing a crossover of inspiration from two themes here..

firstly you should paint the whole thing nose-to-tail with a blue skies / clouds base coat, which would render it mostly camouflaged from the ground

then, taking inspiration (backwards maybe, i know the time line doesn't track but you could explain it away using the Beeblebrox Paradigm.. time machines and faulty contraceptives  Wink) from the p51 mustang you should bless her with a giant set of shark teeth at the front a'la:



the overall effect would be something akin to the worlds largest Cheshire cat Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2009, 07:29:33 pm »

That's gone from the realms of the hyperbolically large into the "WTF" range.
That's how I like it. To rain down terror and destruction upon my foes whilst they are unable to do anything but stare at the sky in WTF-ery, Ahh, bliss.

I'm seeing a crossover of inspiration from two themes here..

firstly you should paint the whole thing nose-to-tail with a blue skies / clouds base coat, which would render it mostly camouflaged from the ground

then, taking inspiration (backwards maybe, i know the time line doesn't track but you could explain it away using the Beeblebrox Paradigm.. time machines and faulty contraceptives  Wink) from the p51 mustang you should bless her with a giant set of shark teeth at the front a'la:

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the overall effect would be something akin to the worlds largest Cheshire cat Cheesy

Hah! Brilliance! That would enhance the WTF rating by at least fourteen percent! Any idea where I might procure enough paint?
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« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2009, 08:30:44 pm »

I can't win everything. We were just having a gentlemanly appendage waving competition.  After all, digression is the better part of Valour.
-Matt


Yeah, yeah, you've all got unfeasably large airships/fleets/weaponry. But how many of you know one end of a wrench from another? Who has to shovel half a tonne of coal every day just keep ya boilers stoked? Us Grease Monkeys, that's who. But since you've invited us, the Neferious Sprockets Society will amble over from time to time and drink your booze share our experiences.
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Matthias Gladstone
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« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2009, 09:45:20 pm »

That's fine, as long as you know which way to pass the port. Ratings are, after all, welcome to the officer's mess upon invitation. Grin
I think we need two more little things to help us on our way in this club one is a theme tune (or march, depending which way you look at it) and the other is a secret salute. I can't immediately think of a salute, but how's this for a tune:
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-Matt
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« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2009, 09:56:51 pm »

Very rousing, was anyone else waiting for the flatulent sound at the end? (*Composers everywhere shake their fists at Monty Python*).
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Matthias Gladstone
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« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2009, 10:19:21 pm »

I was hoping. I'll see what I can do; I think it'll counterbalance the pomp and ceremony perfectly.
-Matt
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« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2009, 11:16:47 am »

That's how I like it. To rain down terror and destruction upon my foes whilst they are unable to do anything but stare at the sky in WTF-ery, Ahh, bliss.

given the scale suggested in your schema, the barrel of one of the main cannon is going to be roughly 1800metres long.. you'll be able to rain down terror & destruction upon your foes by simply undoing the wrong breech bolt.. the saving you'll make on expended ammunition alone over the course of a year's campaign should pay for the upkeep of the ship.. genius Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2009, 09:33:55 pm »

Now this is a classy place. All dark paneling, nice bar, recliners, yes, I'm completely tonkers, how are you...

I also have an airship, She's armed, innovative, and totally
impossible 
improbable
apochryphal
imperturbable, yeah, that's it. Cute little modified underslung, used to be a sidewheeler... Airship of the future she is, because...well, she's in hock to her scuppers. *ahem*

anyway, any room for an old banjo playin' Marauder from the Republic of Texas?
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« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2009, 09:40:20 pm »

Theme tune: right, how about The Beautiful South's Carry On Regardless but performed by Rammstein? Arranged by Beethoven and remixed by Vernian Process.

With a flatulent sound at the end.
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