Jump to content
You need to play a total of 5 battles to post in this section.
foehammer273

Bourgogne Yellow Bellied Battleship?

13 comments in this topic

Recommended Posts

Beta Testers
37 posts
7,901 battles

Saw the French BB Bourgogne in-game today.  Nice looking ship.  Don't know if the devs have a sense of humor or if the colouring is historical, but the battleship has, quite literally, a yellow belly.   Hilarious.  For those of you unaware of the term "Yellow belly" in American slang; it means coward.  Although the French were not cowards in WWI or WWII, the mantle of cowards was applied to them in WWII as a stereotype.  I took a screencap below, you can see some of the yellow at the waterline, but when she turns you can really see it.

The yellow belly plus the screen grab of the ship reversing doesn't help their rep!

BBFrench.thumb.jpg.ea8a6378647823909bf234316c54a783.jpg

  • Funny 2
  • Bad 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Modder
1,091 posts

It's not really yellow though is it? It's just discoloured from the weathering that has been put into the texture, no different to Montana, for example.

BC1nS.png

BC1rM.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Beta Testers
2,984 posts
4,399 battles

i don't see any yellow in bon jovi,and she is not historical.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
774
[SF-A]
Members
2,893 posts
5,694 battles

Hah, that's funny. It does look yellow when contrasted with the camo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Members
1,301 posts
21,070 battles

This whole cowardly French thing is too sad.  None said the French were cowards in the early 19th Century.  Just ask all of Europe, and the citizens of Moscow when Napoleon wintered there.  The Germans certainly didn't think the French cowards in WW1.  Now the Vichy govt. and the French political surrender was shameful.  But given how some U.S. politicians have behaved in the last 10 years....

Edited by slokill_1
  • Boring 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
404
[WOLF5]
Members
1,538 posts
2,132 battles
1 hour ago, slokill_1 said:

This whole cowardly French thing is too sad.  None said the French were cowards in the early 19th Century.  Just ask all of Europe, and the citizens of Moscow when Napoleon wintered there.  The Germans certainly didn't think the French cowards in WW1.  Now the Vichy govt. and the French political surrender was shameful.  But given how some U.S. politicians have behaved in the last 10 years....

Yeah but we haven't handed our country over to a genocidal tyrant without a fight either.

Also, while it could be argued that the French were doomed anyway in WWII, De Gaulle didn't have to be such an [edited] to the Brits and the Americans while they tried to get his country back for him. It's really his attitude that really cemented the terrible reputation the French have with the Americans today. I mean the way he acted you would think the French were rescuing the British, instead relying on them for literally every piece of equipment he had control over.

What it comes down to is that the French make easy targets because of their World War history, and the fact that WG made Speed Boost their national flavor only adds to that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Members
1,301 posts
21,070 battles
2 hours ago, AJTP89 said:

What it comes down to is that the French make easy targets because of their World War history, and the fact that WG made Speed Boost their national flavor only adds to that.

I didn't get that until you mentioned it.  Even though I really like the Richelieu, it does well in reverse as well as forward, so that doesn't help either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
620
[TF57]
Members
1,264 posts
3,933 battles

Actually USN BB should have yellow hulls as their flavour, as in WoWs, reversing is a tactic that is most associated with them....

In fact, the US gimmick should be extra speed in reverse.

  • Bad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×