Hi Emil, When do we get to know which names you chose? Looking forward to seeing what you decided.
Thank you so much guys - I've chosen the names for the Templars, and also some that made it to the Guardian's units.
I wanted to do an update on it, but it's a bit too late here. I really need to go to bed.
Crusader and Leviathan are names I see a couple of times on the list, I think those are cool names. Add my vote for those 2 names ;)
@Timmo, your proposal is pretty coo, but why not use Solomon for the Colossus name. (Basically a protector unit, which makes it fit no ?). Many other ideas look pretty cool, how is Emil ever going to choose :D
It's great to see that we managed to hit the first stretch goal, let'skeep going ^^ Addressing the concerns of a certain chance of confusion, although I assume this to be a possible problem, judging from the ships I would guess the actual size of the ship might already be a rather good indicator on what type of ship is on the board at any given time. Nevertheless, personally I'd think as with any game a big part of it is about various levels of communication AND with the different layouts for upgrade slots you'll be 'forced' to get to know your opponents ships anyhow. But that's just my two cents ;)
Battlecruiser: Arc Palladium
@Emil: How long do we have before you decide on the final winners for the "Templar Naming Contest"?
# Ben Rubinstein You have partly right but each unit in addition to the name has the class which is identical to the certain type of units for all players. This is similar solution used in Chaos in the Old World, and there works quite well. See http://www.suntzugames.com/burning-wiki.html Although you can always mark the assault ships somehow :)
Starbase: Stella Arc
To be honest, I'm not very concerned what the names are.
I'm more concerned that each race's units are named differently. And that, theoretically, they could all have different sculpts.
This seems like it could add a large element of confusion to the game. "Oh, had I realized that THAT ship could attack my planet and not just fleet I would have prepared WAY differently. But it looks different from mine and is called something different from mine, so it's virtually impossible for me to know what it is/does unless I stare at your race mat" (slight hyperbole to illustrate).
Just wanted Emil & the community to think about this.
I already posted my suggestions earlier, but I thought of some more ^_^
Titan: The Ark
Comments: This is based around the original Knights Templar terminology Titan: Since there is only one of them and it can be likened to a relic, it is named after one of the relics the kights templar supposedly had in their possesion. Dreadnought: The Gonfanier was the standard bearer of the templars. Battlecruiser: Main fighting strength, the Knights Fighter: Serjeants were the non-noble footsoldiers of the templars Starbase: It is named after the places where the templars lived Colossus: Named after the evil that the templars were accused of worshipping Troops: General description of larger fighting formations
SInce these are templar's names which are related to religion/crusades/inquisition etc. seem to fit best...
Dreadnought: "Grand Inquisitor"
Battle Cruiser: Arsuf
Titan: Marj Ayyun
I don't really have specific suggestions for the Templar specific names, but I still think that some of the base class names should be changed. Here are those suggestions:
Fighter: Raider, Corvette, or Frigate. I don't like the idea of ump capable fighter squardons. (To Star Wars). I prefere that we have a Carrier and Fighters expansion someday.
Starbase: OK, but maybe Fleet Command, or Fortress
Colossus: I can't think of something better, but I think there are better options out there.
Just a few pet peeves on the ship names. ;)
Starbase: "Bastion of Redemption"
Troops: "Chaplain Brothers"
Troops: Order Militant
Fighter: "Angel" (and the plural collective noun is a "choir")
Dreadnought: Legatus (general)
Battlecruiser: Centurion (commands a 100 men)
Fighter: Venator (hunter)
Titan: Imperator (supreme commander)
Starbase: Quaestor (suppply officer)
Colossus: Onager (siege engine)
Troops: Evocati (veteran soldiers)
Dreadnought: "The Shroud"
Battlecruiser: "The Covenant"
Titan: "Grand Master"
Starbase: "The Holy Land"
Troops: "Pilgrims" or "The Order"
Roman/Latin legal and official positions - fits well with a Templar structure (as in Knights Templar)
I liked a combination of what some others have done:
Dreadnought: Seraphim (Rob Randolph)
Battlecruiser: Cherubim (Rob Randolph)
Fighter: Angelus (Juuso Marttila)
Titan: Leviathan (Rob Randolph)
Troops: Paladins (Rob Randolph)
Titan: "Dies Irae" (Day of Wrath
Starbase: "Thronum Dei" (Throne of God)
Colossus: "Flagellum Dei" (Scourge of God)
Troops: "The Host"
The word Templar having its origins in a christian religious order, I decided to go with that theme.
Or you can do those in latin. I went for a clerical theme based on the Templars name.