Very beautiful! Empire: Total War is one of my favorite games (I believe I have 350+ hours logged on it from a single campaign, conquering the world as the Polish), so I saw these loading pictures a lot. This one always moved me the most. The fire from the flames give it such energy. I didn't fight many naval battles, my venetian allies did that for me, but this picture always managed to hammer in how badly I failed if I suffered defeat.