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I would like to see some of the Austro-Hungarian BBs (and other types) in the game. We have the multi-national Pan-Asian line. We could have an other line with the Sud-American ships, Turkish ships and possibly the Austro-Hungarians.

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7 minutes ago, JAPridemore said:

I would like to see some of the Austro-Hungarian BBs (and other types) in the game. We have the multi-national Pan-Asian line. We could have an other line with the Sud-American ships, Turkish ships and possibly the Austro-Hungarians.

They would all have to be low tier. What would you fill the line out with in the mid to high tiers?

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2 minutes ago, AdmiralThunder said:

They would all have to be low tier. What would you fill the line out with in the mid to high tiers?

Even if they are like the Commonwealth ships it would be cool to see them. No developed line for the Polish or Commonwealth lines.

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You could probably get to T7 with Austrohungarian BBs given some of their designs.  Past that, there would be issues due to the nation state ceasing to exist. It would be fine in my book to end the line there, though.

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Like these?

 

S.M.S. Babenberg

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Babenberg was the last of three battleships of her class. Her keel was laid down on 19 January 1901 at the Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino shipyard in Trieste. Following about a year and a half of construction, she was launched on 4 October 1902. After final fitting-out work was completed, the ship was commissioned into the Austro-Hungarian fleet on 15 April 1904.

The ship displaced 8,364 metric tons (8,232 long tons). Once construction was finished, she was commissioned into the Navy with a crew of 638 officers and enlisted men.

During World War I, Babenberg served with the IV Division of the Austro-Hungarian Navy's battleships and along with her sister ships Habsburg and Árpád and the remainder of the Austro-Hungarian Navy. Babenberg was mobilized on the eve of World War I to support the flight of SMS Goeben and Breslau. The two German ships were stationed in the Mediterranean and were attempting to break out of the strait of Messina, which was surrounded by British troops and vessels and make their way to the Ottoman Empire. After the Germans successfully broke out of Messina, the navy was recalled. The fleet had by that time advanced as far south as Brindisi in southeastern Italy.Babenberg and her sister ships also participated in the bombardment of Ancona after the Italian declaration of war on the Central Powers. Towards the end of the war, the ship was decommissioned and was retained as a harbor defense ship. Following the end of the war, the ship was awarded to Great Britain as a war prize, but was instead sold and broken up for scrapping in Italy in 1921.

from https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=SMS Babenberg

 

 

S.M.S. Viribus Uniitis

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This ship had to be included in this list as it is a collector's item par excellence, a dreadnought built by Austria-Hungary to match Italy's first dreadnought at the time, the Dante Alighieri.

Viribus Unitis was an Austro-Hungarian Tegetthoff class dreadnought battleship commissioned in 1912.  Her name ("With United Forces") was the personal motto of Emperor Franz Joseph. After a number of operations early on, she was destined to be mostly inactive in WW I as part of a 'fleet in being' and was sunk in November 1918 by an Italian manned torpedo.

Viribus Unitis mounted twelve 12" guns in four turrets and twelve casemate 150mm secondaries, modest AA and four 530mm torpedo tubes.

Viribus Unitis was ordered by the Austro-Hungarian navy in 1908. As the first of the newly created Tegetthoff-class battleships, she was laid down in Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino shipyard in Trieste on 24 July 1910. She was launched from the shipyard on 24 June 1911 and was formally commissioned into the Austro-Hungarian Navy on 5 December 1912.

During World War I, Viribus Unitis took part in the flight of the German warships SMS Goeben and Breslau. In May 1915, she also took part in the bombardment of Ancona. Viribus Unitis was sunk by a limpet mine on 1 November 1918.

This classic dreadnought never saw major naval action against enemy capital ships. How would she fare in WoWs one wonders, and what tier would she appear in? Probably too powerful to set alongside the Tier III German dreadnought König Albert she might just make Tier IV.

 

 

From my pre-dreadnought thread:

 

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If they aren't included as some sort of Pan-European/Minor European Powers line; then they might be included in an Austro-Hungarian/Ottoman Empire line; with Blys going into some kind of Northern European line.

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SMS Szent Istvan

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Why? becuase we have likely all seen the film reel.
 

 

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I agree. Really looking forward to these. I'm fine having a line that ends when the power dissolves and would honestly rather have what we have now with the Italians and Russians than some arbitrary combined line that doesn't represent an actual faction. 

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I don't see a way to take an Austro-Hungarian line over tier 5 with even semi-realistic paper designs. Anything over tier 5 would be completely fictional. 

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It would be fun to have some other countries represented in the game. Some good examples here. Would you combine multiple nations into one line like the Pan Asian line? Are there particular nations that need a shout out? :) 

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Actually what would be nice is some of the Brazilian ships.  Yes they had a lot of castoffs from the US Navy, but doing third world ships would be a treat.

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I always say the more types of ships and more nations they implement, the better.  They don't need to do full lines even, partials are fine in my opinion.

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