You should check out the captain's table yahoo group.
¿Por qué? Is it necessary now to have Yahoo groups to fix what was wrong when something was published?
The USS Constitution is frequently cited as having a shot furnace in such authoritative souces as Wikipedia. The Sailing Navies thread may put that fact into perspective, as well as the French usage of heated shot.
Guy wrote:We will be looking at sheer folly if anyone believes they can feed an entire broadside of scores of guns with red hot shot.
Which, gamers being gamers, they will. It's not helped by Hollywood where every arrow, catapult missile, grenades, car crash is All Flames, All the Time.
Simplest thing to "put out this fire" is probably just not to use the option at all in games until it gets sorted out, maybe in errata or some such. It seems that the occasional use of pyrotechnic munitions is a small enough thing that it could be considered already in the rules with the normal chance to get set aflame.
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