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The naval powerhouse of the E.R.R.M.
About this creation


The ERRM Navy Ship "Rooibos" was designed especially by the Navel Architecture department of Llwynwgril Systems. The department was formed with the intention of designing custom made belly buttons and was a bit surprised when they were asked to create a ship.



The Rooibos was an unconventional design, being the first auto-unireme ever to be constructed. The ship's 16 oars were powered by a conventional gas turbine power plant, via dozens of axles and drive rods. Although it wasn't the most efficient form of propulsion, it was certainly unusual. Enemies often failed to attack the ship, as they were so puzzled and distracted by the auto-oars, that they would forget to press the buttons to activate their weapons.



The Rooibos was equipped with twin Lipton yellow canons on the bow deck and a twin, battenburg launcher on the stern deck. It also featured a novel, circular bridge, which afforded 360 degree visibility. Surprisingly, despite all of this strangeness, the ship met the requirements of the Warship category of Decisive Action 2.



Comments

 I like it 
  September 14, 2015
Everything here is a gem, David -- the ship, the crane, the train, the dockside warehouses. The ship itself has a warm rubber duckie kind of feel. Some might consider that the wrong message to send for a warship, but the Naval Architecture Department might have seen it as a fiendishly clever way to delay enemy fire until at close range. "Awwww, that battleship is so cute! Can we play with it, Captain? Please, please, can we play with it?"
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  September 6, 2015
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily listening to their screams. This song is what I imagine your crew singing as they kick-butt. Awesome design!
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  September 5, 2015
Cool! But the first guy on the port side is a little late. (A former coxswain notices these things)
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  September 2, 2015
Amazing detail at such a small scale...
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  September 2, 2015
If has the cuteness factor to a tea... tee! :)
 I like it 
  September 1, 2015
Nice microscale :-).
 I made it 
  September 1, 2015
Quoting Keith Goldman Auto oars? Where is the fun in that? You can't whip an auto-oar to make it go faster. Nevertheless, General, you are specifications accurate and ready to rule the high-seas of DA2. Good luck in turn 13!
I think that we'll leave all of the whipping and stuff to Pico's tequila fuelled pranksters. Glad this meets the specs!
 I made it 
  September 1, 2015
Quoting Michiel Norp Row, row, row your boat...
Oh no, that'll be going round and round in my head al day now!
 I made it 
  September 1, 2015
Quoting Pico van Grootveld You made it, full ORBAT! Cool final build, fits directly into the rest of the red ERRM arsenal, typical David Roberts style indeed. Well done
Thanks! It's taken me a while to come up with a warship that was fun and different. I thought that there would be a hole in my ORBAT until the very end of the game.
 I made it 
  September 1, 2015
Quoting Michael Rutherford Commander Roberts. That factory/industrial building in the back ground is the best nugget in this collection of exocentric nuggets! I really like the use of the gray boxes. I would never have thought of it in a million years... but there they are, and they look like they were made to be buildings. Excellent. Attack!
Thank you. I think that it's the influence of Karf Oohlu, on Flickr. He makes dark grey Lego, those boxes especially, become all sorts of things.
David Roberts
Keith Goldman
  August 31, 2015
Auto oars? Where is the fun in that? You can't whip an auto-oar to make it go faster. Nevertheless, General, you are specifications accurate and ready to rule the high-seas of DA2. Good luck in turn 13!
David Roberts
Michael Rutherford
  August 31, 2015
Commander Roberts. That factory/industrial building in the back ground is the best nugget in this collection of exocentric nuggets! I really like the use of the gray boxes. I would never have thought of it in a million years... but there they are, and they look like they were made to be buildings. Excellent. Attack!
 I like it 
  August 31, 2015
:)
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  August 31, 2015
Ah, perfect. Caffeine-free naval power, good to see!
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  August 31, 2015
That'll do nicely. Rule the waves!
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  August 31, 2015
That's just great. The train, the ship and the crane .... WOW. Amazing work David
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  August 31, 2015
A like all the little details you've included, especially the bridge design. Very nice :)
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  August 31, 2015
Quoting Michiel Norp Row, row, row your boat...
... on auto-loop! XD
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  August 31, 2015
I love that train!!! The unconventional design of the boat is clever, too. Keep stirring the waters!
 I like it 
  August 31, 2015
Row, row, row your boat...
 I like it 
  August 31, 2015
You made it, full ORBAT! Cool final build, fits directly into the rest of the red ERRM arsenal, typical David Roberts style indeed. Well done
 
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