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    Default Submarines! W.T.F!

    1761 of my British campaign. Started negotiating with my Polish allies to see if they had any useful techs to trade and I find that I can offer:

    "Underhand Submersible Warfare:
    When conventional warfare at sea fails to destroy the enemy, perhaps it is time to consider the unconventional schemes of inventive madmen"!

    Pretty damn sure I haven't researched this, and can't find it on the research screen.

    Anyone else seen this or is it something that another faction can get (only played Brits so far)? I believe that the US experimented with prototype sub technology in this time period, is it in the US tech tree?

    (How do I post screenshots?)

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    Well, you can take a screenie with fraps, or just prtscreen.

    Then, you can upload somewhere to host it, like your album here.

    Then you take the URL of the image, stick [img] in front of it, and [img] behind it, but put a / in between the [ and the i for the second one.
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    As in, [IMG]www.picturelinkhere.jpg[/IMG]
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    PICS NOW OR I WILL CUT YOU.
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    What the bugger...

    [img] Man, this doesn't work on some other forums [/img]
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    Lol the U.S had a submersible during the Revolution it was called the Turtle. It was driven by one guy, they tried to sneak up on a British ship and attach a keg of gunpowder to the side of the ship, total failure.

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    I got the same tech from the spanish when i was playing the otomans, was expensive and didnt show up in the tech tree afterwards..

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    i saw this tech as the dutch, I never researched it but it was available for me to trade to other factions.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submari...t_submersibles
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    Seems to be something CA planned to put in but never did. If you accept it from them it never shows up and it's unresearchable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoring View Post
    If you accept it from them it never shows up and it's unresearchable.
    Aha! So that's why those cunning Russians kept offering me this useless tech for my very nice and cosy Trinidad Tobago colony...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mailman653 View Post
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submari...t_submersibles
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    Did you notice this paragraph:

    In 1851, a Bavarian artillery corporal, Wilhelm Bauer, took a submarine designed by him called the Brandtaucher (incendiary-diver) to sea in Kiel Harbour. This submarine was built by August Howaldt and powered by a treadwheel. It sank but the three crewmen managed to escape. The submarine was raised in 1887 and is on display in a museum in Dresden.

    "It sank"??
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    It sprung a leak like many of the early ones did. Not sure what the joke is, its like saying the IIS decompressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antisocialmunky View Post
    It sprung a leak like many of the early ones did. Not sure what the joke is, its like saying the IIS decompressed.
    I think the joke was the fact that it "sunk" underwater even though submarines are supposed to be underwater in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luddite View Post
    "Underhand Submersible Warfare:
    When conventional warfare at sea fails to destroy the enemy, perhaps it is time to consider the unconventional schemes of inventive madmen"!
    (How do I post screenshots?)
    YES! i seen this too, i thought i was going crazy 'cause i was drunk at the time and i couldn't find it again, but now there is proof, i'm not crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Discoman View Post
    I think the joke was the fact that it "sunk" underwater even though submarines are supposed to be underwater in the first place.
    Actually, those early devices were submersibles, as the tech name correctly states. They were surface vessels that submerged temporarily. The CSS Hunley is considered to be the first submarine to sink a ship, but its conning "tower" was always above the water level.

    Even the dreaded German U-boats of WWI and WWII were submersibles, not true submarines. The schnorkel turned submersibles into submarines, i.e. vessels that spend the majority of their time underwater. And of course we now have nuclear propulsion, which is even better.
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