Unmovable ships ?

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Athos1660
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Re: Unmovable ships ?

Post by Athos1660 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:02 pm

@ Cronos09 : Thx a lot for the info ! :-)

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Re: Unmovable ships ?

Post by rbodleyscott » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:59 am

The problem is that:

a) we did not implement ship models firing from either broadside - they can shoot from either side, but the smoke will puff out on the side that is implemented, not on the side that is shooting. To make it work on both sides we would have to have implement "turrets", which we did not do.
b) There is no code to take into account wind, currents etc.

So it works OK for galleys, which fired from the front and could largely ignore the wind, but not for sailing ships.
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Re: Unmovable ships ?

Post by Athos1660 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:25 am

@rbodleyscott : Thx for this explanatory reply :-)
It totally makes sense.

Simulating wind, currents, weather gauge, type of ammunition (grape…), sail profiles (fore-and-aft riggers vs square-riggers) in Age of sail turn-based tactical combat game must be indeed challenging !

There are currently some interesting tabletop projects such as the Oak and Iron kickstarter. Hoping some day there’ll be also a video game in the same vein. I don’t know if some kind of simplified implementation is possible in a sequel to P&S. Landing/shore scenarios are so tempting ! How about a system with :
- unmovable sailing ships used as gun batteries (like currently in P&S),
- slowly moving galleys,
- and unarmed troop ‘boats’ sailing at a constant speed (1-2 squares per turn) that turns into soldiers when hitting the coast ?

As for this current thread, my objective was modest : dropping on a map a couple of slowly moving sailing ships as supporting gun batteries in land battles against soldiers, forts and other ships and find out if it was fun. P&S is so great !

Best regards
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