Well, I'm sorry that you so disapprove of my attempt at an upgrade, Ian.
I'm not talking specifically about you but rather about everyone in general. And do note that I said "when executed properly", not "all the time".
Now, i can see one great benefit if we're showing the weapons types including torpedoes: there's been classes of ships with stern- and bow-mounted torpedo tubes; sometimes firing a different torpedo compared to the 'normal' outfit carried. Such types were the German Type 101A and the Audace-class before the 1980s.The italian Maestrales (which i actually have an upgrade of!) still have stern-mounted ASuW torpedo sytem (553 mm)!
I have nothing against showing torpedoes.
Whether to actually place them adjacent to the missiles is a wholly different issue, which i refrain from commenting!
If anything I prefer a system placing torpedoes below the ship for clarity's sake.
...and Ian, to label me a child is not exactly appropriate. I am 46 and have been dealing with ships and naval matters for the past 34 years or so... so I do believe I may have a few years advantage on you still... (said in all friendliness!
That's fine and dandy but I've been drawing ships in this format longer than 90% of this board and I believe I can speak with some authority on style changes and whatnot. As I've stated before, how you guys draw your ships doesn't matter to me... I was just making a joke.
Especially now that I'm no longer part of the staff here... what others do no longer concerns me! As far as I'm concerned I will continue to draw the "old" way and you guys can do whatever you want!