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In getting away from some of the subject matter that has been dominating the general forum lately I've decided to share with you my amigos, some Easter eggs I've come across throughout my years of skinning rusty botes.  Some of them are self explanatory but others I've failed to make a connection. So if anyone knows the significance and how they relate to the ship they were found on, let me know in the comments.  

 

Algerie:

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Wickes:

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Prinz Eugen:

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Lenningrad:

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Koenig Albert:

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Lion:

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Mino:

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Kaiser:

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Hood:

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Conq:

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Leander:

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JB:

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Khaba:

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Charles Martel:

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Neptune:

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lol ok that one is a fake ^^ but it be funny tho

 

 

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7 minutes ago, giovybez said:

Khaba:

This is what is on Khaba skin, it's 5000 rubles banknote that has images inspired by city Khabarovsk (in fact it spells Хабаровск on it)

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17 minutes ago, giovybez said:

Lenningrad:

This is what is on Leningrad (Bronze Horseman), it's a monument in St Petersburg formerly known as Leningrad:

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and this is on top of the easter eggs in the 3d models of the ships, like the Cesar salad on the Cesare.

 

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Were you trying to share something from Cesare? 

Ramsalot those finds are awesome. Thanks for sharing. 

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I know Salem has a witch icon on it, but you can actually see that one in the bridge if look hard enough.

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I heard Roma's model has a Fritz X hidden on it.

Edit: By the way, the Witch on Salem is very simplified version of the ship's seal. This has never been displayed in this location as far as I can tell though making it an Easter egg rather than attention to detail.

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Nice Easter egg!

I’ve looked at the Roma and found an SPQR emblem in the textures that I don’t see in the models but I figured it’s just me not looking carefully. Maybe I’ll post it later. I’m sure someone knows where it is. 

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They have some good ones but the best Easter egg in a game ever was in GTA Vice City.

GTA-pic-9.jpg

Yep, it is an Easter egg. :Smile_hiding:

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36 minutes ago, giovybez said:

I’ve looked at the Roma

Roma has one of the cooler Easter Eggs, you can find Fritz X bomb on it if you pay attention.

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1 hour ago, Ramsalot said:

Roma has one of the cooler Easter Eggs, you can find Fritz X bomb on it if you pay attention.

So I've looked for it where is it on the ship?

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6 minutes ago, Wows_Nightly_News said:

So I've looked for it where is it on the ship?

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2 hours ago, Ramsalot said:

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Hmm no wonder I see the  Roma suddenly and mysteriously get obliterated once in a while by some oddly placed shell hits... :Smile_amazed:

Now if only it were possible to send that Fritz X back up to the sky to ruin the day for enemy planes... :Smile_trollface: But I know the Fritz X was strictly air to to surface only and not the other way around.

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Hah, that's very interesting!

@giovybez

The Charles Martel I think is a map pointing at Poitiers or Tours. This is where the real Charles Martel defeated an invading Arab army in 732 (back then large parts of the Spain were under Moorish occupation). The battle of Poitiers is often considered to be the Western European medieval equivalent of the battle of Marathon. Can't find the original map used on the texture, but pretty certain this is it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tours

The Mino one shows ship movements during the battle of Crete that was fought from 20 May- 1 June. RN ships were pretty active in the region during the battle, with Luftwaffe sinking quite a few of them, Fiji included. The connection with Minotaur has to with the mythological creature, since the labyrinth was in Crete.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Crete

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minotaur

Hope this cleared some easter eggs up :crab:.

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6 hours ago, warheart1992 said:

Hah, that's very interesting!

@giovybez

The Charles Martel I think is a map pointing at Poitiers or Tours. This is where the real Charles Martel defeated an invading Arab army in 732 (back then large parts of the Spain were under Moorish occupation). The battle of Poitiers is often considered to be the Western European medieval equivalent of the battle of Marathon. Can't find the original map used on the texture, but pretty certain this is it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tours

The Mino one shows ship movements during the battle of Crete that was fought from 20 May- 1 June. RN ships were pretty active in the region during the battle, with Luftwaffe sinking quite a few of them, Fiji included. The connection with Minotaur has to with the mythological creature, since the labyrinth was in Crete.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Crete

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minotaur

Hope this cleared some easter eggs up :crab:.

Nice work making those connections. You rock.

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18 hours ago, giovybez said:

Algerie:

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That is Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of "The Little Prince" and French WWII pilot, who disappeared off the Algeria coast during the war.

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13 minutes ago, Mono_De_Mantequilla said:

That is Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of "The Little Prince" and French WWII pilot, who disappeared off the Algeria coast during the war.

Wow Very nice! Thanks for that.  

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20 hours ago, giovybez said:

Lion:

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Royal_Navy_Grog_issue.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grog

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Until the grog ration was discontinued in 1970, Royal Navy rum was 95.5 proof, or 54.6% alcohol by volume; the usual ration was an eighth of a pint, diluted 2:1 with water (3:1 until World War II). Extra rum rations were provided for special celebrations, like Trafalgar Day, and sailors might share their ration with the cook or with a messmate celebrating a birthday. Until the early 20th century, "six water grog" (rum diluted with water at a 6:1 ratio) was sometimes issued as a punishment to sailors found guilty of drunkenness or neglect.

 

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This one is Queen Elizabeth II.  The caption of the photo says taken in 1947 aboard an Aircraft Carrier, but the hat she wears bears the name "Vanguard".  That would be HMS Vanguard, a Battleship that served 1941-1960.

Good job catching these.

 

How do you get so close?  I can't find a way to enlarge little bits like this.

WOW_QueenElizabeth.JPG

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44 minutes ago, brewakeg said:

This one is Queen Elizabeth II.  The caption of the photo says taken in 1947 aboard an Aircraft Carrier, but the hat she wears bears the name "Vanguard".  That would be HMS Vanguard, a Battleship that served 1941-1960.

Good job catching these.

 

How do you get so close?  I can't find a way to enlarge little bits like this.

WOW_QueenElizabeth.JPG

Another great find. This would have been a fitting egg to hide on the Vanguard...hmm maybe I should take a look at Vanguard.

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14 hours ago, warheart1992 said:

Hah, that's very interesting!

@giovybez

The Charles Martel I think is a map pointing at Poitiers or Tours. This is where the real Charles Martel defeated an invading Arab army in 732 (back then large parts of the Spain were under Moorish occupation). The battle of Poitiers is often considered to be the Western European medieval equivalent of the battle of Marathon. Can't find the original map used on the texture, but pretty certain this is it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tours

 

Hope this cleared some easter eggs up :crab:.

While certainly Martel, the history of that battle has been rewritten quite a bit. (Note this is NOT a knock on you at all.) It wasnt an Arab army -- it was an army with Arab elements.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/03/18/fake-history-that-fueled-accused-christchurch-shooter/?utm_term=.10b30a5e9c02#click=https://t.co/lQQGaUGDKA

 

Anyhoo, amazing finds on these ships, plus all the folks posting what they are. Very cool stuff! :Smile_honoring:

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