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Old August 16th, 2006, 11:13 PM

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Default Carronades


In the past I have already brought this subject into the forum. "Salvo!" abstracts all guns of a ship independently of type. However, carronades are a type of gun that must indeed be differentiated due to range. I've just been reading about an episode that requires this differentiation in order to be correctly simulated (and the new scenario editor is indeed a great addition to Salvo!, which has finally convinced me to buy the game): the combat between the French figate La Chifonne and the Portuguese frigate Andorinha, which took place on the 19th May 1801, northeast of the island of Trinidad. The Portuguese frigate only had carronades with very short range and thus the commander decided to maneuver without firing (in order not to reveal the kind of artillery he had) until the French frigate was really close.

Antonio Grilo
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