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Airship versus sail ship combat - how would it work?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Raymond Witte Apr 24, 2013. 3 Replies

Hey all.  I'm working on a steampunk novel and have come to this question, how exactly would a Georgian era naval battle work if one side was airborne?  And I thought it would make a fun exercise for…Continue

Music - Professor Elemental

Started Feb 29, 2012 0 Replies

I've only just been made away of the music of professor Elemental, but if 19th century British Empire Steampunk hip hop is wrong then by harry I don't want to know what's right.…Continue

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Bioshock Infinite

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Grey Mar 26, 2013. 5 Replies

Footage here:  http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2011/07/bioshock-infinite-e3-demo/ I love games.  Of course I do, I'm a man…Continue

 

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Raymond Witte replied to Michael Grey's discussion Airship versus sail ship combat - how would it work?
"Well, if you're talking about the real world, an airship might make a somewhat effective bombing platform, though to do so from a safe range would mean extreme inaccuracy. The nice thing about bombs is that they can be almost all payload…"
Apr 24, 2013
Michael Grey replied to Michael Grey's discussion Bioshock Infinite
"You're most welcome. The vibe is the game is awesome and, more importantly for me at least, the setting and atmosphere are spot on.  It's just a shame I don't have time to play it right now :("
Mar 26, 2013
Darke Conteur replied to Michael Grey's discussion Bioshock Infinite
"I know what you mean about being so immersed in a game. CofD MW did that to me too. "
Mar 26, 2013
Darke Conteur replied to Michael Grey's discussion Bioshock Infinite
"Oh SWEET! I thought it was just for Playstation. That's what the t.v ad said. Nice! Thanks for the link!"
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Michael Grey replied to Michael Grey's discussion Bioshock Infinite
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Darke Conteur replied to Michael Grey's discussion Bioshock Infinite
"I saw this game advertised and want to play it, but it's on Playstation and we have an Xbox. :("
Mar 26, 2013
dvsduncan replied to Michael Grey's discussion Airship versus sail ship combat - how would it work?
"Airships are large targets and rather fragile. This has two implications. First, they cannot carry heavy ordinance themselves. The recoil would tear the airframe to pieces. Second, they would easily be damaged by enemy fire. One might assume that…"
Mar 8, 2013
dave bartram replied to Michael Grey's discussion Airship versus sail ship combat - how would it work?
"I've been reading a lot about airships lately. I'm not even sure that such a thing as an 'airship' as I understand the term would be even remotely possible. By that I mean you would  have a tough time wrangling fact and…"
Mar 8, 2013
Michael Grey posted a discussion

Airship versus sail ship combat - how would it work?

Hey all.  I'm working on a steampunk novel and have come to this question, how exactly would a Georgian era naval battle work if one side was airborne?  And I thought it would make a fun exercise for people to flex their minds as well as ease my research ;)In your opinions how would it play out?  What factors would effect both sides?  What would be the likely outcome?  Obviously a lot of this depends on many variables, but let's just leave the absolutes out for now.The way I'm seeing it, the…See More
Mar 5, 2013
Michael Grey replied to Lia Keyes's discussion WHAT ARE YOU WRITING?
"Just a quick update.  With two weeks to go before deadline I broke 75,000 words this morning and reckong I'll reach the climax at around the 90,000 word mark., so within a week and with time to spare to write the synopsis and do some more…"
Sep 29, 2011
Michael Grey replied to Lia Keyes's discussion WHAT ARE YOU WRITING?
"Thank you, Winfield.  I started last Thursday, and while I'm hitting my word count, it is a struggle.  My everyday count is set at 1,000, which I can do in a combination of writing on the train commute to and from work and over my…"
Sep 4, 2011
Michael Grey replied to Lia Keyes's discussion WHAT ARE YOU WRITING?
"Oops, I also meant to say 'thank you for the supportive post', Lia.  I blame sleep deprivation brought on by too many words ;)"
Sep 4, 2011
Michael Grey replied to Lia Keyes's discussion WHAT ARE YOU WRITING?
"I'm betting on finishing with time to spare (ha!).  Technically what I'm working on is draft 1.5 as I added some extra chapters and two extra POVs, which with hindsight just didn't work.  I came up with the story with the…"
Sep 4, 2011
Michael Grey replied to Lia Keyes's discussion WHAT ARE YOU WRITING?
"Writing Australia last week announced an unpublished manuscript competition for, and here's the important bit, all adult genres!   At first I was over the moon an official body was acknowledging that most people don't want to read in…"
Sep 4, 2011
Michael Grey replied to dave bartram's discussion Writing like (the) Dickens
"Do you mean this anthology?  I picked that up a while ago and only read ta few stories, but the language didn't strike me as particularly Dickensian. It's important to get the tone right in period pieces, even in SP, but I don't…"
Aug 2, 2011
Michael Grey replied to Lia Keyes's discussion STEAMPUNK FILMS
"This just popped up on Wired, and it looks very interested:  http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-07/26/henry-waltz  "
Jul 26, 2011

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Hi there! I'm Michael. I write stuff.
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