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KoppiBlogger24 Apr 2022 3:17 a.m. PST

Today a report about naval warfare in the 18th century.
English text at the end of the german text.

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Blutarski26 Apr 2022 9:30 a.m. PST

Nice introduction to Age of Sail fighting tactics an under-appreciated aspect IMO. I view it as a "slow motion knife-fight". Despite ships moving very slowly, a player can often find himself in deep trouble before he can even realize how it occurred (kind of like a game of chess).

One other comment (FWIW) a column attack may be profitable against an opposing battle-line of poorly crewed ships, but against a well organized battle-line of well-drilled opponents, there is a good chance that the lead ships of the attacking column will pay a heavy price from raking fire.

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