Mattblack wrote: I still havent worked out what use frigates and smaller craft are (except fireships and bomb ketches) - does anyone use them regularly?
Bosun wrote:I might be reading this wrong but I'm assuming the weather gage determines which side moves first rather than which ship moves first in a squadron.
If I'm right then you could move the lead ship of a squadron first even if it's up- wind of the rest of the squadron.
Also if you keep any squadron lead ships within 14cm of the flagship they can use the command factor of the flagship and pass it on to the rest of that squadron even if those ships are outside 14cm of the flagship.
The Heathen wrote:As for collisions/ramming. Check the rules! There are no deliberate rams allowed! If, before movement commences, it looks like two ships are going to collide in the upcoming movement phase, both ships must brace for impact and do as much as possible to avoid the collision. Only if the collision is totally unavoidable, will it happen.