(This is for Colringbk's Contest)
February 14, 1870
I am writing all this down so that someday in the future a young bright mind may discover this and realize the genius and ingenuity of one man - namely, myself, with the knowledge and foresight of a certain Captain Nemo. (Who, I might add, is a vile, despicable worm of a man, despite his brilliant engineering skills.) This foresight has lead me to develop my own submersible, The Casabianca. Some people scoff at my ideas, saying I am too old to understand "real" science. Real science, I laugh. Me, who has gone on a journey beyond imagination, a journey of outstanding scientific discovery. A Journey that took me 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
With that in mind, I will say that my "Real Science" and discoveries about The Nautilus are what inspired me to create this wonderful sub. I hope that maybe someday it will be used in a world war, if one arises. Of course, the scholars laugh at this theory as well.
~Prof. Pierre Arronox
June 10, 1870
The testing of my submarine went extremely well. I was very very pleased with the results. I have built in a secret hold to protect the cargo of the ship, as well as specially designed engines to make the ship run silently. Being France's only submersible is a downfall, however I'm sure that the idea will catch on within the next 100 years. My Casabianca can be used as a support ship, holding back behind the warships or sniping down targets.
Strategies and game play:
July 1, 1870
I have decided to wait until the year 1939 to release the prototype of my sub, and until all my adversaries are dead. Seems like all of France is against me...By then the whole field of warfare will have changed, I guess, and this ship will be more useful in combat. I am already planning the strategies to use with it. Perhaps to sit behind blockades of ships and then pop out and fire. Or maybe to dart in the midst of a battle, firing torpedos at anyone within range.
Combos with other miniatures:
July 4, 1870
Those foul Americans were celebrating their independence today, cheering so loud I could hear them across the Atlantic. It gave me a headache. It is of my opinion that France should have left them to suffer in the hands of England back in 1776. Perhaps then we would have peace. Ahem...
Anyways, back to my invention. Sadly, it is France's only submarine, and so it is impossible to team it up with another French one. French battleships can do nicely, preferably swift ones that can make up for the Casabianca's slowness.
Ways to counteract it:
July 31, 1970
I have discovered a flaw in my design. Sadly, the specially-built engines have sound-reducing propellers that do not propel this ship forward as quickly as anticipated. A faster ship could easily catch up to it and blast it to shreds.
~Prof. Pierre Arronox
France actually has a sub!
Can you say slooooowww?
Artwork and aesthetics:
August 20, 1870
I have finished decorating the interior of the sub. Definitely looks nicer than the outside.
7/10 and Jules Verne would be happy