We are proud to announce that the military exercise was successful. Wyvern's Cough is ready for the invasion. The napalm-cannon has shown excellent performance. We bought slaves from Kaliphin to man the oars. They appear to be healthy, but lack in discipline. Nothing a good-old whip can't fix though.
It appears that some mad man in the Mystic Forest of Avalonia has called himself 'the Black Knight'. Though we are aware that we are ment to maintain the peace (for now), but perhaps we can get a special permission this time? We believe that it is our best interest if we would just burn a few trees in the area to make clear that our factions name should not be tempered with!
We will patiently wait for your reply.
Your most devoted servant,
Count Balthasar Nero
House of the Black Knights
[SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE BLACK KNIGHTS COUNSELER OF INFORMATION]
To any Avalonians reading this,
This military exercise was not a preparation for an invasion of Avalonia. I repeat: This exercise was not a preparation for an invasion of Avalonia. There is absolutely no reason to reconsider your defensive positions.
I created this wargalley while waiting for the announcement of challenge 3. It was inspired by the spartans tireme of halfpenguinhalflego. This galley is more of a classic bireme. The napalm-cannon is based on 'greek fire', a cannon used by the greeks and byzantines on their galley during the medieval times.
front and oarsmen positions
I wasn't totally satisfied with the front. The gabs between the angles could be smaller. I've spent a whole evening trying to fix this, but the conclusion was that I had to rebuild the ship from scratch to do that. This is because there is a firm SNOT-base of technic bricks in the construction which makes the ship very strong, but difficult to alter. Now on to challenge 3!
Edited by Balthasar, 02 April 2012 - 01:07 PM.