On Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts - Yes they are putting updates in a section of the GL forums and just posted WIP shots of Pre-dreadnoughts yesterday. The game looks to be a realism oriented counter to WoWs for the grognards. Although players control a fleet of ships that they build rather than individual ships.
Of course a good chunk of the UG:CW players were voting for a Napoleonic version as the next game in the series - Ultimate General: Napoleonic Wars if you will, but Nick T. had other ideas.
I do remember when the vote went out. It's a shame really, I would have loved a Napoleonic UG game.