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So I know the ship is a paper vessel. But has anyone noticed what appear to be a pair of park benches near the stern (close to the life saving rings)

Is this just an easter egg like the koala on the Perth, or do they serve some purpose unique to the French Navy?

 

 

 

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Park benches are an iconic symbol of the French navy. Ever since Napoleon himself sat on a park bench in 1783, they have become a French symbol of getting stuck on islands. Since the French sailors were very superstitious, the Park Bench became a lucky charm to avoid them running aground on islands, and this has been reflected in the game. 

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That's... that's a real thing isn't it? I mean, I don't want to make it seem like I'm questioning your truthiness, but... It's just that right combination of out there and sensible that sounds crazy but HAS to be true.

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No one has ever seen the bench's before, amazing. Nice for relaxing between battles. Maybe some garlic cheese bread with lots of butter.

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5 hours ago, Teahee said:

Park benches are an iconic symbol of the French navy. Ever since Napoleon himself sat on a park bench in 1783, they have become a French symbol of getting stuck on islands. Since the French sailors were very superstitious, the Park Bench became a lucky charm to avoid them running aground on islands, and this has been reflected in the game. 

As a fellow Australian I am sure you would appreciate my doubts to your answer lol. Would you possibly have a reference somewhere to this information :)

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4 hours ago, Sovereigndawg said:

No one has ever seen the bench's before, amazing. Nice for relaxing between battles. Maybe some garlic cheese bread with lots of butter.

There are a few threads around discussing these benches. Sadly much of that discussion is of a highly speculative nature lol

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It is certainly a theme WG has for the French. I think all the cruisers have them. Not sure about the BBs. I assumed it was based on real practices as WG likes to throw in details. Like the marine landing guns on the St Louis (US tier 3). They actually existed but they are generally hidden behind the lifeboats. Anyone have actual pictures of the benches? Pictures were found of the cannon on board St. Louis era warships.

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Algérie has a bench too but it’s not from Napoleon’s time. It dates to WW1 when France parked several BBs at the entrance to the Dardanelles. 

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2 hours ago, wstugamd said:

Algérie has a bench too but it’s not from Napoleon’s time. It dates to WW1 when France parked several BBs at the entrance to the Dardanelles. 

Okay, but why the bench though? What does a park bench have to do with the Dardanelles?

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When i saw the park bench on Henri from test server, for a minute i thought i was sailing a vacation cruise ship on crack.

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