02. September 2005 · Comments Off on Rude and Crude · Categories: History, Military

Here’s an interesting question for the Strat-Sim people: HMS Victory vs. USS Constitution – who comes out the winner? And before you jump to conclusions, given that the American vessel has only 6/10s the firepower, think of the British victories in 1588 and 1805, where Drake and Nelson used tactics, over absolute firepower, to gain advantage. And that the Constitution is lower, faster, more maneuverable, and has a FAR stiffer hull than the Victory.

An interesting question, indeed: Super Frigate vs. Ship of the Line.

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