piotreh1 Posted April 16, 2020 Share Posted April 16, 2020 (edited) Hi guys, I'm wondering what reliable ways of conducting naval battles have been uncovered so far. I've watched some youtube videos but couldn''t find content that would make sense - most of the people spin in circles (against the wind as well), bump into their own ships, fire at sails all the time taking more losses in one battle than should be taken in 3. After sinking 70 hours in US campaign I noticed couple of things: 1. Always stay on the side of wind that increases your range and decreases enemy range - if your and enemy ships are of similar rate you can fire more shots on the enemy and eliminate them one by one 2. Sailing in the same direction and shooting side by side does not make sense as losses are too big 3. Sailing two ships on the sides of the enemy does not make sense as one enemy ship does twice damage 4. If ship rate is to big only option seems to be grapeshot until you can board them 5. Firing at sails make sense when you need to escape 6. If you want to outmaneuver enemy you need to fire couple of shots at the rudder and not the sails. After that you can pretty easily sail around and keep firing at the back or front of the ship (I guess this is most damage effective) 7. I'm experimenting with chasing last ship in enemy line. As enemy is very likely to chase one of your ships with its whole line it is possible to put fast ship at the end of his line and zig-zag while putting shot in his back 8. I guess it might be effective to put bunch of carronades on your ship and fight in very close distance. I had one mission where we spent most of the time within 100m and ship I equipped with carronades decimated every ship that was in the cone - haven't repeated it later as drop in penetration for carronades discourages me to stay on it. 9. One thing that bothers me is that AI keeps chasing you with whole line. Most of AI ships don't fire a shot during the battle while you pick them one by one. Is it the same on all difficulties? How do you guys fight naval battles? Any comments to my observations? Edited April 16, 2020 by piotreh1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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