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Empire: Total War Heaven » Forums » Empire: Total War - Naval Battles » Wind against you? A very quick tip.
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Topic Subject:Wind against you? A very quick tip.
Gaius Colinius
Seraph Emeritus
posted 08-01-09 07:48 AM EDT (US)         
I seem to end up deploying with the wind dead against me quite a bit and it frustrated me until I found a useful way around it.

When fighting the computer, your deployment area is a lot larger than theirs. Move to the extreme limit of either side and the wind won't be quite side on but it won't be into your bows either.

You will start the battle quite a distance from the enemy so you can use that time to improve your position. Start tacking against the wind (approx 45 degrees off) and you will get reasonable speed while ensuring that by the time your ships engage, your position is more favourable than theirs.

Any other tips for this kind of situation?

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LordTaeglan
Mariner
posted 08-19-09 11:14 AM EDT (US)     1 / 4       
I found that zig-zagging towards the wind helps you go a little faster than just going straight towards it. It may be just me though.

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Warguppy
Mariner
posted 08-19-09 12:28 PM EDT (US)     2 / 4       
Yes Taeg that I believe is called close hauling. .

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LordTaeglan
Mariner
posted 08-19-09 12:30 PM EDT (US)     3 / 4       
I knew it had some technical name but I couldn't think of it. Thanks

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Gaius Colinius
Seraph Emeritus
posted 08-19-09 03:08 PM EDT (US)     4 / 4       
Also known as "tacking against the wind". It's very slow though and the ships will move much faster if they are side on with the win. The closer they are to directly against the wind, the slower your fleet will be.

-Love Gaius
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