Monday, March 08, 2004
Difference between 17th and 18th Century ships in Privateers Bounty
There really are some distinct differences between 17th and 18th Century battles, run in the Privateers Bounty simulator. The difference is largely the difference in ship characteristices. 17th Century ships are considerably smaller, and are more lightly armed, at least prior to 1660. Only the very largest were armed on the 18th Century scale.
That difference manifests itself in a number of ways:
These are the obvious differences that I have learned from running a half-dozen 18th Century scenario simulations, over the weekend. Needless to say, I have run a much greater number of 17th Century scenarios.