I have recently bought a board game where you play the role of a submarine captain and you have to instruct your crew to move the submarine in one direction: north, south, east or west.
This game can be played in any language and I usually play it in English, so the captain gives orders saying "Head North!".
To make the game a little bit more difficult for the other team, I thought about each team playing in a different language. And since some of my friends are German, this is the option preferred after English.
When I asked my friends how they would translate "Head north", they came up with some options:
- Kurs Nord
- Richtung Norden
- Segeln Norden
My question here is: which will be the best translation to give the orders in German?
It is supposed to be a military submarine captain giving orders, so it should be some naval/military slang and the orders should be given in imperative (the captain is not asking to go north, he is commanding to do so!).
Also should it be Nord or Norden?