Käpt'n Korky

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  1. Apparently thanks to Welly and me, we got a proper football update this week. Wunderbar! Read for yerselves. Since I found @TwoHeavens idea very convenient I copy it: Good grief. Then what did you do? Question: Captain: 1) I put all the money on black. What else could I do? 2) I pulled the knife out of my leg, taking care not to show any pain, I looked her in the eye, and I said, "I bet you wish you'd brought a gun." 3) Blacked out. Woke up three days later in Trinidad wearing someone else's trousers. 4) I put the chicken head back on, said "Good day," and jumped out the window. 5) It would be impolite to say. Reputations are at stake. 6) I gave it all to the orphans that were crowding the deck. 7) I went back to work. 8) I don't know. I lost track of the lies I was telling three hours ago. I'm just running on pure instinct now. 9) Stop trying to distract me. I want you ready to fire for effect the moment the French Belles are in range. 10) What do YOU think I did?
  2. Yes, or how Bulldog would react to that "morale heightening propaganda" pic of your "Pupper", you hide in your captains quarter behind the depiction of the battle of Waterloo.
  3. Have you heard all of them yet? Okinii, for your misunderstanding. I wrote "different home regions", you understood accents. No. As you can see above I know a word or two Kansai. And I didn't mean accents. I meant home regions. And I dragged in zhe dschermens to highlight this point. But that was probably lost. And it is very similar in german as you can see in my fanfic. The actual accent they're speaking could be vastly different, but for example the japanese Walküren are taught in Sasebo to us "ou" and in Yokosuka to use "ū", when writing in romaji to be readable by their INPF colleagues. No matter where they come from.Their actual accent wouldn't matter a bit.
  4. On the one hand Waterloo/Belle-Alliance and it is what H.Korky would do..... on the other it would be waaay out of character for me and A. Korky. So I vote 5 until convinced to be the late prussian.
  5. How does a brit write "colour" and how does a yank write it? Or let's just say it is very inconsistent inside the german landscape how it is written. So, yeah. I don't accept your counter argument is what I'm saying.
  6. Well if it is consistent within a Walküre, different romanization could be used to differentiate between Walküren from different home regions.
  7. I speculated Nürnberg should be pretty much into football. "Her" club is one of the two national football super powers. The 6-3 is probably not so much debated in Germany. England beat almost anyone at will at that time. And the match was over a year ago. One spicy note: The coach of Germany from 1936-1942 was the same who won the World Cup 1954, since he was put back into office in 1950 until 1964. Oh and there existed no german national team between 1942 and 1950.....
  8. Great, I'm contagious? Bulldog surprised me. She looks like a street mugger with her flick knives. And it made me rewatch her interview. Option 7 has Gneis, and option 6 the french-japanese submarine Fujiko Lupin*, but Option 5 is just what A. Korky does, so Option 5 has my vote. *See, that was easy Ninja.
  9. Allegedly from the U-Boot commander Oskar Kusch (contemporary 1940's joke): What do the german people and a tapeworm have in common? Yes, he got sentenced to death (and one year in prison!) for this and other anti-Nazi sentiments shown as commander of U-154.
  10. Is it odd for me to start this thread? Egal. What I'd like to collect are some german jokes. But not jokes from germany but about germany. In germany we know a few evil jokes about other countries and I wondered: It has to be the other way round as well. And I think it improves anyones Fanfic's if he knows them as reference. XD As example what I'm looking for I provide two jokes about the french*. No real harm or insult intended. "Why are there so many avenues in france?" - "Why is the Eiffel-tower so very high?" - I hope this thread won't be taken down. *In the hope the french can take them easy.
  11. Yes, honourable Schwarzbart, it is to my knowledge. There are bigger events, but all of them differ from each other. And I also only talked about Germany, because I don't feel entitled to talk about somewhere else I've never been...yet. Biggest Anime Convention in Germany by numbers is currently the Connichi in Kassel. It had around 26k visitors last year. And it is located most central and has/had the best reputation. But it is more of a big happy fan meeting with honorary guests and music. Although they improved over time. But afaik only Nintendo shows games, since it is a major sponsor. Big downer: BCS would have to put out serious sponsorship money to get a booth. The Animagic is professionally organized by a publisher and attracts a bit more "official" guests. When it was in Bonn and everybody hated it..... for several reasons. So they fell behind the Connichi in size. But it all changed when it moved to Mannheim. They more than doubled their space. And you could actually breath inside the building. And a lot of other amazing stuff was introduced/changed too. But I think they kept their contingent at around 15k. But for this year they raised it. Also Animagic was freaking expensive compared to the others. But now Connichi is only slightly cheaper (by 3€). And as I mentioned they have a whole, big, airy level in the 1st basement level reserved for games only. That's a serious warp from that small, sticky room in Bonn. I don't know how hard it is to get a booth there. The other is a department of the Leipzig book fair and is only concerned with Mangas and Comics and to a much lesser extent Animes (based on Mangas). Also Leipzig happily counts "normal" book fair visitors into the Manga Comic Convention numbers. Kombiticket is the keyword here and the numbers given well over 100k includes people who visit the book fair too. Oh and did you see the Comic in the conventions name? Yeah, they're there too. And BCS writes games, not books. All three state to be the biggest convention of their kind in Germany. Which is true from where I stand, because they all are pretty different. And this year I won't attempt any of those, so I will be curious who of the two "true conventions" will be the biggest this year. And yes it is small compared to Paris or Barcelona (very well over 100k visitors each) which are the two biggest to my knowledge. I envy you @Dmnt (Third place is London I believe.) And isn't Barcelona only a Manga fair like Leipzig? But they all fade away in comparison to the Japantag in Diuseru(dorufu). Which is attended by well over 600k people. But then again it is a completely different animal. It is a festival of Japanese culture, Anime/Manga/Games are only a sideshow and only real japanese companies get a shot afaik. And it is in the whole city of Diuseru along the Rain-gawa. Cut to the chase: If BCS ponders a booth at an Anime Convention in l'europe, BCS should try Paris or London. Except they totally want to hug their german player base. Then contact the Connichi or the Animagic. Because they're vastly different in style but speak to a similar audience. And in the end the publisher perspective would decide where to go. And Kassel and Mannheim are different but I can't really put one location over the other.
  12. Well you probably got better marketing stats than I do to dig in and decide what you do. Well actually you most certainly have. I proposed the staff free booth, because the most honourable Legate hinted to a fiscal and personnel shortage. And I've never heard about equipment theft in Cologne. At least in the Koelmesse. Well I've only heard about several conventions in the states. And I don't know where you're stationed outside the US. But for Germany the two biggies are the GamesCom in Cologne for games and the Animagic in Mannheim for Anime. The latter has also a gaming floor. And the GamesCom differs in size and form vastly from E3 as I understand it. Cologne gets over 300k visitors, L.A. ~70k. E3 is mainly a journalism/industry event which can be consumed only indirectly via third party experience if you're a normal gamer. GamesCom is only on one day for professionals and the other days you get all the audience(s) to the floor. And the honourable Schwarzbart is correct. You can spend hours there just waiting in lines. Or you hop around the smaller stuff and see what you can get your hands on. Which is a Cologne problem btw. Leipzig never had it. Leipzig also had much better air in the halls. And I had a lot of very interesting talk there with staff of several minor games. I recall them even having a whole hall dedicated to Indie games. Some games only got my (sometimes shortlived) attention because of a random flyer someone handed out to me or I found on the floor(!). On the GamesCom you can position yourself in an area which gets less, but the right attention. But I stop here. Because everything now would be highly detailed talk about a very unlikely event. And also we deviated quite a lot from this threads topic, didn't we?
  13. Maybe you should consider a booth at the Cologne GamesCom. I've seen some boothes there with only so much as some flyers and a screen playing some fancy videos. No need to go there physically at all.
  14. Some people might need this more than me.
  15. My condolences. Friede seiner Asche. And for the team to heal too.
  16. Classic case of question answered, I didn't even realised I was asking: How did neutrality stripes look like?
  17. Hello everybody, I have a naval-history question for all of who may be able to answer it. What warship was the first to sink in WW2? ORP Wicher on September the 3rd or was it one even earlier? And I'm asking specifically about warships. Passenger liners like the Athenia aren't my concern, because they probably have no Belle. Also I started a General history questions thread because I did not find one. Cheers!
  18. Okay I've raised the question of what ports will be in the game in the lore and in general questions before. Ze Devs won't answer. So lets do the british thing here and bet on them! And maybe discuss and talk to our hearts content about it. A quick reminder: Two (or more) ports for major powers and one for minor powers were hinted. I just can't find the posts. So if anyone has read something else: Talk about it here. Just for fun. Here are my guesses: Deutsches Reich: Wilhelmshaven and Pillau British Empire: Scapa Flow and Singapour France: Brest and Saigon Japan: Kure and Tainan Italy: Napoli and Massaua USA: Norfolk and Pearl Harbor CCCP: Sevastopol and Vladivostok Poland: Hel Turkey: Istanbul Spain: Cadiz Netherlands: Rotterdam So far my guesses which stick pretty much with the "2 and 1 harbour" theory. I do this so it stays exiting if I'm right or not. For all countries I can think of at least one alternative or additional harbour. Especially for the countries with big colonial possesions. So I'm curious what others here in the forum might think.
  19. A while ago we discussed Schleswig-Holstein in a different thread. Now @TwoHeavens has posted a story idea revolving around her on the discord and the preparation for it and the post itself made me look again on Schleswig-Holstein. Previously in this post I proposed this in regards to S-H: I just imagine the Schleswig-Holstein Walküre waking up from the first shots and going all "WTF is happening?!" and ceases fire immediately and refuses to fire more rounds. And a totally baffled captain who tries to convince her to resume fire, but she won't accept such a lunatic as captain. ..... Or plain frightening for Poland: She likes what she's doing..... and annihilates the Westernplatte, because of incredibly more firepower. Just imagine any S-H attack, but totally devastating. It's even possible for S-H to not have a Belle at all. And getting a big tin-can of major popcorn whoopass by a polish Belle. Now, after all the deeper digging, I think she likes what she's doing. Here's why. Let's assume S-H gets a Walküre. She was "born" as a ship of the line in the kaiserliche Marine of WWI. And was outdated on commission already in 1908. As a young ship she traveled the world in the name of the Kaiser and probably felt at least proud herself, even if all the smarter, faster and more modernly designed ships looked down on her as outdated and old. But the Kaiser valued her. Why else would she of all ships be sent on all those fleet voyages? Then came the war. She was late for the battle of Heligoland, because the chain of command was too slow. She fought in the Skagerrakschlacht/Battle of Jutland, getting a few hits, shooting a bit. But only after the battle was concluded already and she never got to fire her main battery. While she got two good hits on herself by 30+cm grenades. And she didn't even see the enemy who did it! (Glasses, are really a good idea) Subsequently only used for coastal protection and disarmed already in 1917, during the war! She then served as quarters for U-Boot men in Bremerhaven and was brought home in 1918 to Kiel and moored there. She was so outdated at the end of the war, the Entente allowed the Germans to keep her. For me it forms a very melancholic picture of her life prior to 1926. She probably felt useless and in the end unloved. The war was over for her before it was over for everyone else. She served basically as a boathouse. She's probably a very quiet, melancholic ship. With not much love for a Kaiserreich which never really appreciated her, sent her on pointless or at least fruitless missions. But then came the Reichsmarine. And the dismantling of the fleet. While the other, modern ships refused to be handed over, she stayed in Germany. Alone and moored. Left and right ships were sold or scrapped. She was kept only in reserve. But she was kept, maybe to her own surprise. And probably with a bit of luck. At anchor most likely in her hometown Kiel, the capital city of her namesake. Suddenly, in 1925 engineers came. They made the same old sneering, demeaning comments, but they did not scrap her. They gave her new equipment. Remodeling her and modernising her (giving her glasses, maybe?). And when the 1st of February 1926 arrives.... suddenly she is introduced to the country as the new flagship of the fleet! A mature lady in a modern, fancy dress. Appointed as primus inter pares. The most important and highly honoured ship of the Reichsmarine. And she gets to travel the world again in her new position. Her cousin, the Braunschweig, was mothballed for her. Braunschweig had been the first flagship of the whole fleet after the organisation of a fleet command in 1923. Finally she gets attention, and care and love and admiration. The young, new ships who are now build to replace the other old ladies find her as the mother of the fleet and the grand lady. And she shows them the world in fleet cruises to Spain, Portugal and Norway. And in 1928 a young, dynamic man is appointed supreme commander of the fleet: Admiral Erich Raeder. She knows him. He has been commanding Vice-admiral of the baltic station, based in Kiel for a while now. It was under him she got all those modernisations. And he probably advocated for her to become the flagship. And he will keep her when he hands over the Reichsmarine to Adolf Hitler. Noteworthy is also the more than average enthusiasm of the people in Schleswig-Holstein for german nationalism in general and the national socialist movement under a man called Adolf Hitler in particular. The NSDAP got over 50% of the votes in July 1932 already. And in 1930 missed relative majority only by 2%. And the mayor of her hometown Kiel until 1933 is a man from the DVP, the nationalist party. I can see her being a german nationalist, looking for a new strong nationalistic power. Disappointed by the monarchy now looking for a strong politican to restore the Reich to its former glory. When the Reichsmarine is rebranded into the Kriegsmarine at the 2nd May of 1935 and a wind of change sweeps, again, over her deck she already knows: She will remain the flagship. She's even reintroduced as flagship of the "new" navy, instead of simply kept in her position. The first flagship of the new Marine, of the new time. There is now a new, younger Deutschland-class around, but she is now in a position to hand over the banner to the new generation, with a calm mind. In September 1935 she hands over the position of the flagship to the younger ones and gets used in a new, appropiate position: Training vessel for the new officers of the Kriegsmarine. Just as she has teached the other ships, she now teaches the new generation of officers. She shows them the ropes and the world. Europe, South America, the Carribean, Africa. (Seriously, if she doesn't have glasses, Salmon88 missed out on something, imho) The Nazis are good to her, they respect her and treat her well. They first entrusted her with the leading of the fleet and now with all those young aspiring officers. And she gets to show the world the new german power and glory. Then comes the August of 1939. She is send on a "visit" to Danzig. Much to her surprise, since the Königsberg was scheduled to make that visit six months ago. What's more surprising she is to sail to Memel beforehand to take up soldiers. The Marinestoßtruppkompanie..... Who? She takes on those unknown sailors. She doesn't recognise the few officers of the 225 men. Subsequently she sails to Danzig where a lot of polish ships patrol the area. Awkward. She's got a hunch, but nothing serious. In late August a crisis manifests, the Poles refuse to hand over a corridor and/or Danzig. They protest against her presence in the cities harbour the 28th. Don't they know who she is? Stupid slavs. When she was born, their stupid country didn't even exist. Then she gets the secret order: Surprise fire on the Westernplatte. Landing of the soldiers to take it. Excellent. If they don't let Danzig go, we'll take it. The target's just a small ammunition depot for the Poles. It should be easy. Then the night of the 1st September arrives, her cannons go off without warning and in her enthusiasm she aims way too high. She puts on her glasses while she tries to make out the ballistic curve of the shells and says: "Huch, in der Aufregung glatt daneben, was Kapitän?" Only then she realises everyone is staring at her. They can see her. And she can feel "it" rising in the Danzig Bay, heading for the city. Something has to be done..... ----- Now those are just assumptions and I'm sure BCS writers have made completely different conclusions. But this text is about a ship and a Walküre -hence why it's here- to help @TwoHeavens to depict her. I hope it helps as a starting point. Also for some reason I consider her to be the most fun of the Kriegsmarine to speculate on until the game is released.
  20. @von_Lipstig Danke für die Karte. The KS Update just said where they attack hardest or first.... not where your small ship will be in all of this. Those very ports might even be destroyed or occupied at start. Or you start in the middle of the attack, either way would be possible. @Ninjapacman The "your ship might influence where you start" is also just an assumption. But an interesting one. And given the love for detail BCS has shwon so far..... where were all known starters deployed at the 1st of September 1939? And Legates statement said two ports will be open to begin with. They don't have to be the place you start in the beginning, but the two places you have access to.
  21. Yuss, new naughty lass comic. Exzellent.
  22. Yeah, I didn't have them in mind, because I read the Kickstarter page only once and that was after it was closed. So I had no memory of those. Okay. Now those two pieces together make an interesting point in my fuzzy brain. I put my money on Hel, because I thought: Gotenhafen will be blocked off by Pillau too easily. Also it withstood the invasion much longer. And the invasion is inevitable. But since we are presented with a game and start at lowest commanding rank, maybe I'm very much off with some of my guesses for one reason: We, as player captains, are weak and small at the start, so we start in small ports and have to work our way up in the ranks. Especially after we are INPF captains who get justgranted the minimum accommodation. Maybe the INPF is just a stupid idea, so why give them the big harbours to start? And for overseas harbours like Ceylon or the Pearl: The Nixe probably cut off comms over sea. So, yeah. Everyone with colonial harbours won't hear from them, probably until you get there. ("Yeah, while you were away, we proclaimed the independent sultanate of Sansibar. Problem? Doesn't matter, deal with it. ") So here are my changes according to those thoughts: Deutsches Reich: Emden and Warnemünde North Sea and Baltic are both tricky. North sea, because if I assume the biggest one, Wilhelmshaven, is too big for little small me, I fall back to some options which are... strange: Emden, Bremerhaven, Helgoland and Hamburg. I go with Emden then. It would provide a good operational area. And @Ninjapacman might like it. Baltic is tricky for the sheer number of possibilities. Now Kiel is the supreme Marine-HQ, right out the window in this scenario. And Pillau might still be valid, but it is too big. It was the main harbour of East-Prussia. The rest I can think of are too unknown for me to make good judgement. Kolberg, Stettin, Rostock, Warnemünde, Eckernförde. Just on a hunch I choose Warnemünde. British Empire: Liverpool and Capetown Okay, one at home, one abroad. I choose Liverpool at home, because it shifts the game a bit towards the Atlantic, also I like it. Abroad is tricky. If not Singapour, which like Pillau might still be valid, who the frak to choose? Hong Kong? Might be too close to the Japanese. Or that's the reason why they give it to you. Capetown? Looks interesting. And is certainly an important harbour. Ceylon, maybe.... I choose Captown, again, on a hunch. 大日本帝国: Truk and Ominato Again, one at home, one oversea. I go with @TwoHeavens reasoning and choose Truk. And I choose Ominato, because it's far north and of strategic importance. But of no fame I could find. But I don't know if it even was a navy harbour. But really: It could be anywhere outside of Kure and Yokohama if I'm looking for a "small" port. Regno d'Italia: Heh, I stick with my votes. The alternatives I can think of aren't much better or worse. USA: Seattle and New York @Fifrein thx for the words. So I choose Seattle, since San Diego is too damn big. And then I sway away from Norfolk.... to New York. Because isn't the INPF-HQ there? Makes sense. I could imagine arguments why that is exactly not the starting port for that very reason, but let's not think too complicated. CCCP: Murmansk and Sakhalin I believe one base in/for Europe, one for the east. If Vladivostok is too big and major, maybe there is some harbour on Sakhalin. I mean ships have to go there somehow. And again thx to @Fifrein for solving my dilemma. I thought hard about which base would be more likely to be chosen: Sevastopol or Petro Leningrad. But if the harbour has to be small: Murmansk! Also the only fleet in the arctic. What possibilities! I'm also glad there is some actual discussion. I missed this lately.
  23. I think the ports are distributed by Nation. So that would be two british ports.
  24. On valentines day, someone proposed to write haikus for your favourite Walküre. I did. I also asked for someone to open a forum thread about it. No one did. Now I have the time and the resources, but alas Valentines day is over. Very well, I write a haiku for every interviewed Walküre. Here's my first few. Mehr Heimat geht nicht. Mutig, stolz und forsch bist du. Liebe Scharnhorst mein. Grace- and beautiful High spirits and good humour Belfast enchantress Voykov the Russian Stoic worker in the fleet Even Winter fears Cat lady Exeter Hunting nobility far And away in spring Beautiful pictures By a beautiful lady La Motte-Picquet With a bashful voice And a bashful spirit you Are truly Boisy For la patria Black raven flies excited Cheery Velasco A Belle and southern Mississippi has to be Formally addressed Introduced them all With one big exception we Wait for it Mahan Husbando she has No mind for manners as well Eager Nautilus Deutsch und von Adel Gejagt nicht nur von der Maus Admiral Graf Spee So mysterious. Can she stay for long with you? What plots Surcouf now? For Battenberg cake And good tea, no less, we fight And die Ark Royal