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  1. Sir John

    Can we fix the AI now?

    I think the greater problem is that the fort will fire through friendly players and AI to hit enemies
  2. Sir John

    Bring boarding to a new level

    I'm not particularly well trained, so I would trust @Fluffy Fishy on this one
  3. Sir John

    Bring boarding to a new level

    Small arms fire is most effective because of how packed the men on deck are... I would estimate max effective range shipboard to be 100yds having fired numerous muskets, fowling pieces, etc (Although I should note: I have never fired a sea service pattern musket and most of my experience is with mid 18th c musketry, hopefully more india pattern soon)
  4. Sir John

    Fleet Question

    You must also assign crew to each ship in your fleet To do this, hit "Manage Crew" just as you would add crew to your main ship. There should now be two sliders, one for your main and another for your fleet (or more corresponding to the number of ships fleeted)
  5. Sir John

    Additional Buffs to Battle Sails

    Plus, harder to demast under battle sails? Could work both of these together
  6. You are undoubtedly correct, I did not mean to dispute that I was discussing the 32lb charge with a friend as I wrote, which led me to throw in that side note and approximate it to a more evident and common charge of the 4lbr (one that NA players would be familiar with.) . I should have been more clear in my previous two posts, and would have related the 42lb charge to the 4lbr if I had been thinking, haha Apologies
  7. Weight Of Gun Weight of each shot Total Weight of grape (lb) (lb oz) (lb oz) 42 4 0 46 6 32 3 0 34 1 24 2 0 25 5 18 1 8 19 15 1/2 12 1 0 10 15 9 0 13 7 6 6 0 8 5 8 1/2 4 0 6 3 14 1/2 3 0 4 2 10 1/2 1/2 0 3/4 (lead) 0 8 3/4 Source : British Artillery on Land & Sea, R. Wilkonson-Latham Same stuff... you were agreeing with me?
  8. Yes! Swivel guns, quarterdeck carronades, small arms fire made quite a few of the casualties in the vast majority of actions In many of the other actions I have studied, uses of grape in broadsides has been limited to double shotted cannons - grape and ball fired together I also believe a word for what you describe is langridge, a common form of grape that was essentially mini-chain shot in both form and function (Side note - a ball of grape from a 42 pounder is approximately the size of a 4 pound shot)
  9. Neither ship would be in any condition to sail for hours afterward... see the very poor state of the rigging on both ships. Also, few of the sails of either ship would be drawing during the boarding action and none of them with much significance at all, probably completely unmanned save the fighters in the tops. The ships would drift together downwind "Bayonnaise had lost almost all of her rigging, was leaking and had her rudder damaged. Ambuscade had lost her mizzen mast and sustained damage from explosions on board, but was otherwise intact and sea worthy. Ambuscade towed Bayonnaise to Pertuis d'Antioche and Rochefort. They arrived the next day." Also... I have a copy of that beautiful painting
  10. Sir John

    Real-Life Sailors, Muster!

    Couple hours ago... beautiful day here in Nantucket Only had my phone to capture this one
  11. The title says it all, I've been wondering what is a greater factor in dismasting and have not received many solid answers Thank you
  12. Sir John

    Boarding and DD Adjustment

    ^^^^^ I also feel that ~100 crew on a first rate should be able to defend against 220 in a hercules (and a requin with 350 crew) easily... current mechanics are decent but imo we need more Yes, the time period is way off, but this is a great example of what it might look like... one cannot possibly expect the crew of such a small ship to scale the broadside of a ship of the line that has any sort of defense (even if it be only 50 men firing down)
  13. And if none of this is accepted, how cool would it be to just have a quick animation at the beginning of each battle where you run up the colors and out the guns? A simple (in layman's terms simple, not sure how complicated it may or may not be on the dev side) thing like that would add so much