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The phrase on Conte di Cavour and Giulio Cesare's rangefinders.

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Hi guys! 

 

So, as I was going over the pictures of Giulio Cesare this morning I came across this: 

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Look at the range finder. It has a phrase on it, but I could only make out the first two words.

 

Then I found this image:

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A great shot of Giulio Cesare's B turret and bridge superstructure. But you can see the front of the rangefinder and the final word.

 

"Guai agli inermi". Now running it through a few translaters I came up with the translation: "Woe to the Helpless" or "Woe to the Powerless". It was the motto of the unit she was a part of.

 

 

 

That made me think, did Cavour have a different one? So I checked, and sure enough:

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The foreground ship is Cavour. You can tell the phrase is longer, but illegible from this distance. 

 

That's when the modeling community helped me out. In a discussion about the unofficial mottos on the rangefinders, the one on Giulio was mentioned, and then Cavour's. Cavour's motto on the rangefinder reads: "Molti nemici Molto onore" translating to "Many enemies, much honor" paraphrased from a then famous quote from Mussolini.

 

 

 

For the actual ship mottos however, Giulio Cesare's was, "Caesar adest!" meaning Caesar is there.

Conte di Cavour's was, "A nessuno secondo" meaning Second to no one.

 

 

 

Hope you all enjoyed!

Fair winds and following seas captains! :Smile_honoring:

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1 minute ago, Doomlock said:

"Guai agli inermi". Now running it through a few translaters I came up with the translation: "Woe to the Helpless" or "Woe to the Powerless". It was the motto of the unit she was a part of.

 

Ah, fascism. 

 

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Nice attention to detail on the model, though.

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+1 Doom - good pictures and interesting history with the phrases.

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Just consulted with my younger sister who speaks and reads Italian and she confirms the translations you provided. 

 

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Just now, skull_122_steel said:

WAIT WHEN DID THIS SHIP GET LEAKED:cap_wander_2: and what refits is she the WWI or the WWII

 

(sorry for the caps I meant to yell)

She was announced this morning on the Dev blog. WWII refit, T5 premium.

 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1925164651143206&id=1909055039420834

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1 minute ago, RedSeaBear said:

Just consulted with my younger sister who speaks and reads Italian and she confirms the translations you provided. 

 

YES! I was right! Or, rather, google translate was correct. Hehe :fish_cute_2:

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2 minutes ago, Doomlock said:

She was announced this morning on the Dev blog. WWII refit, T5 premium.

 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1925164651143206&id=1909055039420834

next buy when I get money I plan on having all the Italian premiums (i'm going to have to pull a lot of weeds)

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Doomlock said:

YES! I was right! Or, rather, google translate was correct. Hehe :fish_cute_2:

 

She did say a better motto would have been guai ai nemici!!  or Woe to the enemies. But she isn't allowed to rewrite history, well not since the incident. 

 

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Just now, RedSeaBear said:

 

She did say a better motto would have been guai ai nemici!!  or Woe to the enemies. But she isn't allowed to rewrite history, well not since the incident. 

 

Ah yes. The incident...

Lol.

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3 minutes ago, skull_122_steel said:

is this a joke I cant tell

I don't know. I was just playing along.

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Most of the Regia Marina ships had their own personal motto. Zara's was "Tenacious", Pola was "I dare any venture" for example.

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55 minutes ago, skull_122_steel said:

is this a joke I cant tell

"The incident" is a close cousin of "that time (insert name here) did that thing."

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just read the dev blog 1.5 stigma is pretty bad but I expected as much from the Italians high muzzle velocity but unreliable dispersion just like the D'Aosta

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Man those ships are sexy! WG when can we have them? soon? :fish_cute_2:

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4 hours ago, skull_122_steel said:

just read the dev blog 1.5 stigma is pretty bad but I expected as much from the Italians high muzzle velocity but unreliable dispersion just like the D'Aosta

 

Ten 320mm guns.

138 m dispersion @ 16.4 km

Tier V

 

I don't know what warrants such a dispersion number, but that's hilariously good. I think that's actually marginally better than d'Aosta's dispersion.

 

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I kinda hoped it was 'if you can read this you're f-ed'.

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