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Antonio September 13th, 2005 09:10 PM

Firing while moving + howitzers

I have two suggestions:

1) One should be able to fire during movement instead of only being able to fire before moving or after the movement is completed.

2) If I'm not in error the boardgame "Wooden Ships & Iron Men" (whose mechanics are in fact very similar to "Salvo!", by the way) supported rules for howitzers and, of course, grenades. Are you planning to support these in future versions?


Antonio September 13th, 2005 10:02 PM

Re: Firing while moving + howitzers
I've checked Wooden Ships & Iron Men and in fact the Combat Phase is also resolved after movement.

Two more suggestions though:

3) Drifting (maybe it is already supported?)

4) Carronades (already supported?)


Strider September 14th, 2005 10:01 PM

Re: Firing while moving + howitzers
Carronades: yep, some ships are equiped with them.

Drifting: currently only fireships 'drift', once you ignite them.

I liked the idea of firing while moving, also, but it wasn't feasbile for Salvo I. Maybe we'll see it in Salvo II. The battles are intense now when there's a number of ships all mixing it up, but with 'passing' shots, that would really add to the mixture http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/smilies/happy.gif
It would requre more combat commands. You wouldn't want to automacticly fire at a crippled ship you were passing by, if you were meaing to go after one just past it.

Antonio September 15th, 2005 10:40 AM


Strider said:
Carronades: yep, some ships are equiped with them.

You mean that this is supported? Then how can I see how many Carronades a ship has? And what is (in game terms) the effective range of a Carronade in comparison with normal guns?

By the way, I have checked again WoodenShips&IronMen and it also does not support howitzers/mortars or grenades.


Andrew Lonon October 5th, 2005 10:41 PM

Re: Carronades

Unfortunately, as you have noticed, gun variation is not _directly_ modeled in Salvo, so you can not see how many Carronades or 32 Pounders, or whatnot your ship has. While it is not directly modeled, it is factored into the default ship Quality Factors for the US and England. Their ships do a little better (due to the QF) than other ships with the same number of guns. (Unless those ships have been improved in a campaign.)

Exact and accurate armament will be a decoded factor in Salvo II, or whatever the next version is called.

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