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seanjo

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  1. Add sounds when Entering/Leaving Reinforcement zone.

    This as you enter.... This as you leave....
  2. land ships and midnight distractions

    The AI ship through the land is a long-standing bug, the transition to night is because the day is speeded up in OW as are the ship sailing times; if you had real-time sailing you'd be at sea for days or weeks. And in the Caribbean, the transition to night from day is quick about an hour or so.
  3. Shipwrecked

    Uninstall game, reinstall game....see what that does.
  4. How do I get a Lherm? Do I have to supply the mats?
  5. Finding each other in OW

    Gotcha, thank you for your patience.
  6. Finding each other in OW

    Not getting it, does it show up in the tax rates or summit?
  7. Finding each other in OW

    OK, but how do they indicate player usage?
  8. Finding each other in OW

    How do taxes help?
  9. Cannonball skip emulating sniper shots

    LOL, you experiment to perfect a method as well. I prove you wrong and you get all pissy...carry on muppet.
  10. Cannonball skip emulating sniper shots

    I've skipped stones in choppy waters, I'm pretty sure an experienced cannon Captain could pick his moment. Anyway, the point being, bouncing cannonballs off the surface of the water was a well-known practice and it would be nice to see it in the game.
  11. Cannonball skip emulating sniper shots

    The experiments he mentions were done in 1838.
  12. Cannonball skip emulating sniper shots

    It quite clearly says shots deflected off the surface penetrated very well at 1200 yards.
  13. Cannonball skip emulating sniper shots

    From my earlier link.... 162. From the tables of ricochet practice made on board the " Excellent" in 1838, against the " Prince George" hulk, at the distance of 1200 yards, the following particulars are extracted:—A shot fired from a 32-pound at an elevation of half a degree, with a charge of 10 lbs. 11 oz., penetrated, after one graze from the water, the after port-timber of one of the ports, to the depth of 28 inches in very good wood, shattered the head of the rider, started the plank between the ports, and passed over to the opposite side, where it penetrated to the depth of 10 inches. Tin's shot also broke the beam-clamp, a piece of good wood 6 inches thick. A 68-pounder hollow shot, with a charge of 12 lbs. and an elevation of half a degree, after five grazes struck a chock of solid wood 4 feet 8 inches thick luider the fender, and shattered it in pieces. It stmck also a large iron bolt, which it flattened. Another, with a chu*ge of 10 lbs. and an elevation of 1 degree, after two grazes penetrated the ship's side diagonally (34 inches), in tolerably good wood, below the chocks, and lodged behind a cluster of iron knees on the orlo])- deck, which were shaken considerably. The planking on the outside of the ship was also started. A third, after two ^azes, struck a chock used for the sheers, tearing off a piece 6 feet long, 1 foot deep, and 24 feet broad. It then penetrated 11 inches deep in the ship's side, in bad wood. A 68-ponnder shot, with a charge of 8 lbs. and an elevation of 1 decree, after two bounds, penetrated to the depth of 24 inches, close to the side of a port just above the lower port-sill, in bad wood, started the inside planking, and tore off a piece which splintered. One of the splinters, a very large one, was thrown beyond the main-hatchway to the opposite side of the deck. The shot having crossed the deck, struck a corner of the main-hatchway conihinofs, and tore out a large piece on eacli side, destroying the use of the combings. It struck a winch-handle which was lying on the deck, and drove one end of it through a port-scuttle. After striking the combings, the shot grazed a beam and fell on the deck. Another shot, with a charge of 7 lbs. and an elevation of 1 degree, after three bounds, penetrated through the ship's side diagonally (29 inches), shattered the oeiUng, and made several splinters. A hollow shot from a 68-pounder carronade, with a charge of 5 lbs. 8 oz. and an elevation of 4 degrees, after one bound, struck the upper surface of a bulwark, and went overboard. Kicocliet practice is now much better understood than formerly, and is daily becoming more important in the service. When made with large ordnance it is susceptible of great accuracy on level ground, or on the surface of smooth water. The copypasta is a bit messed up cause it's from a PDF, for the original text go to the link and flick through to page 126.
  14. Cannonball skip emulating sniper shots

    I think it was a way to do water level damage.
  15. Cannonball skip emulating sniper shots

    Page 126-130 discusses ricochet shots in depth. Gen. Sir Howard Douglas, A Treatise on Naval Gunnery 1855 https://archive.org/stream/bub_gb_PK50sbOOfjUC#page/n141/mode/2up
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