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Drivers insurance a big hit with ships of the line.
« en: Enero 23, 2011, 05:06:08 pm »
663 Slightly less than glorious 1st of June

Do to poor driving and perhaps some bad luck, many British ships have spent the  last 5 Turns trying to disentangle, rather than fight.

I notice that hms defense (see picture)  which has been stuck into Barfleur, is almost directly in-line with the direction of the wind. If he were to make sail, it should give him stern way or make him go backwards, so the ships separate.

1) do Velmad sails provide backwards thrust like this?
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Re: Drivers insurance a big hit with ships of the line.
« Respuesta #1 en: Enero 24, 2011, 01:45:44 am »
Yes, but I think it only does if the ship is exactly opposite wind. I don't remember if 15 degrees away works.

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Re: Drivers insurance a big hit with ships of the line.
« Respuesta #2 en: Enero 24, 2011, 03:42:26 pm »
I do not see where the "new" take command of surrender by boat is explainned.


When a ship surrenders, does it say which particular ship it is surrendering to?

How close do you have to be to it to send your boat?

How do you send a boat?

How long do you have to send it before the surrender is withdrawn?

Can any other friendly shiip send a boat for you?

How long does the entire process take?


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Re: Drivers insurance a big hit with ships of the line.
« Respuesta #3 en: Enero 25, 2011, 01:55:39 pm »
When a ship surrenders, does it say which particular ship it is surrendering to?

Now when a ship surrenders just strikes her colours and a white flag is shown. Exception: boarding actions.

How close do you have to be to it to send your boat?

300 m.

How do you send a boat?

Clicking on the surrendered ship.

How long do you have to send it before the surrender is withdrawn?

The process is:

turn 1: Ship A strikes her colours.
turn 2: Ship A appears with a white flag. Any enemy ship under 300m can send a boat.
turn 3: If a boat was sent in turn #2 then Ship A appears with no flag (the prize party is arriving and taking control)
turn 4: Ship A raises captor flag and became officially a prize. The owner of the ship that sent the boat now control her.

If one ship in "white flag" status reduces her shock to 0 then she can raise her colours back or continue in "white flag" status. To raise your flag back you may click on the small white flag icon, the same way you do it when you want to voluntary surrender.

Can any other friendly shiip send a boat for you?

Yes, any ship under 300m. If more than one boat is sent, then the higher class wins. Example: A 100 gun ship's boat has preference over a frigate's one.

How long does the entire process take?

Answered above.

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Re: Drivers insurance a big hit with ships of the line.
« Respuesta #4 en: Enero 25, 2011, 07:03:39 pm »
I make no doubt,
Mx is the seaman of the world,
Marco Polo, Magellan, Cook,
All lubbers.
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Re: Drivers insurance a big hit with ships of the line.
« Respuesta #5 en: Enero 26, 2011, 04:46:01 pm »
I tried to follow some of your suggestions. But there is a big place left for further improvement.