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Old March 26, 2009, 09:42 AM
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Hmm, how to fight those?
I am trying to do what is written in history books: line formation and "crossing T".
I am getting owned by PC repeatedly.
I'll try double line today.

Amount of bugs in the game is simply outstanding! I have never seen the game so buggy before. Bugfest.
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Old March 26, 2009, 07:02 PM
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Yea, i can't seem to figure out a real way to play those sea battles. Most times i win is because i have WAY greater numbers or sheer luck.
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Old March 26, 2009, 08:17 PM
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Some tips. Group all your units, then select the line formation if you only have ships that fire on the flanks. Use your ships grouped. Also let the ships auto fire because a full broadside isn't that great unless the enemy has low moral. Those 2 tips should greatly help anyone. Another tip is if you have a ship on fire with pretty bad damage and the fire is too big to put out then send it straight for the heart of the enemy and try to ketch their ship on fire. Ramming also works on the smaller ships(galleys) I try not to board the enemy as you loose too many troops. If you can board an large ship like a first rate with a small ship like a galley. You will win every time because the enemy on the first rate will jump down instead of climbing up.

Just a couple tips but make sure you are in line formation(|) and grouped.
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and then just keep circling around them.
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