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Elf navy - Elf big transportship

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:19 am
by Sunrise Samurai
J. R. R. Tolkien, in LOTR​ wrote:‘Look!’ he cried. ‘Gulls! They are flying far inland. A wonder they are to me and a trouble to my heart. Never in all my life had I met them, until we came to Pelargir, and there I heard them crying in the air as we rode to the battle of the ships. Then I stood still, forgetting war in Middle-earth; for their wailing voices spoke to me of the Sea. The Sea! Alas! I have not yet beheld it. But deep in the hearts of all my kindred lies the sea-longing, which it is perilous to stir. Alas! for the gulls. No peace shall I have again under beech or under elm.’
This was legolas speaking, to elaborate a little on where I'm going here and curb objections that elves don't do the ocean thing. In LOTR, elves were excellent shipbuilders and Mariners, though they mostly did so only to reach Valinor. To match this, I think they should get some basic naval units they can build. Namely, the great transport from AoS would fit the ships they used to leave Middle Earth, and a basic warship would match nicely to what they could do if forced to turn these skills to war.

Re: Elf navy

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:33 am
by Alexander82
I mostly think they weren't versed in naval warfare (honestly this is a human thing).

I think every race should have a decent transportship tough.

Re: Elf navy

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:39 am
by Sunrise Samurai
Naval combat probably isn't their strong suit, but building big, fast, sturdy ships is. At least let's go with the great transport, since it already exists and just needs reskinned, and certainly fits the description.

Re: Elf navy

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:59 am
by Puss_in_Boots
They already have mermaids which take TCs by the sea, and Beasts that act as a stronger trimere(I still don't know why it wasn't renamed). I'd have to agree that a good warship might break some balance. The great transport might be quicker as well, and reduce amount of units allowed to enter than the original one. Just to stay in line with their wagons.

Re: Elf navy

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:47 am
by Stratego (dev)
Alexander82 wrote:I mostly think they weren't versed in naval warfare (honestly this is a human thing).

I think every race should have a decent transportship tough.

totally agree

Re: Elf navy

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:40 pm
by Alexander82
Other than that I wouldn't use tolkien as a reference for elves. In his settings elves are the best at everything and are like a figure of speech used to describe everything that is good and well done. I think that with the upcoming mermaid elves will have a good navy and bigger a transportship might always be proposed.

Re: Elf navy

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:42 pm
by Alexander82
We might use a similar concept for our elves (that are more in line with wood elves)

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Re: Elf navy - Elf big transportship

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:43 pm
by Alexander82
I renamed the topic to make it more clear

Re: Elf navy - Elf big transportship

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:46 pm
by Puss_in_Boots
That looks like a nice ship, I think just the borders around the boat could use team coloring.

Re: Elf navy - Elf big transportship

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:23 am
by Menselot
Wow this ship is amazing.
I can not wait to draw it.

Re: Elf navy - Elf big transportship

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:35 am
by General Brave
You going to draw a lot.

Re: Elf navy - Elf big transportship

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:37 am
by Menselot
I am already full of ideas.
I have to finish 20+ units and make some new ones.
Also i want to make a campaign with the elfs.

Re: Elf navy - Elf big transportship

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:39 am
by General Brave
I will be waiting to see it.