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Topic Subject:Pirate death shot ?
Delboy
Mariner
posted 11-01-12 06:55 PM EDT (US)         
DO Pirate Galeons Have some kind of "Lucky " Death shot Its just that I fight Galeons by keeping in front of them & hitting them with chain shot ,bring down the masks then sail behind them & hit them with soild shot,its worked ok till I met this Brainstormer ,I brought down its sails turned 2 fire the gun,s the otherside. The Galeon fired with its forward guns 4 canon balls hit my Sloop as my guns were firing, they hit the side of the ship this was at Max range & BOOM end of my ship it was unhit & undamage befor this,On my turn I attacked This Galeon with a 6th rate & a Sloop Again the first shot blow my Sloop up? Is it The Galeons name, ie in the game is this Galeon harder? I have been able to take other Galeons but they were all called flounder. by the way Im pretty new to the game but was wondering has anybody else noticed that if you turn the ship sharp into the wind you get a man overboard,
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Francis Marion
Mariner
posted 11-02-12 11:46 AM EDT (US)     1 / 3       
Galleons do possess very heavy guns at the fore of the ship, which makes any effort by smaller, outgunned vessels to fire away at the sails with chain shot from a position ahead of galleons a risky endeavor. I too have sustained heavy damage and sometimes the entire loss of vessels such as sloops and brigs due to shots sustained from these heavy guns. I can't definitively state the gauge or poundage of the cannon, but they certainly seem to have a much more damaging effect than those which run the length of the ship.
Pitt
Commodore
posted 11-05-12 01:15 AM EDT (US)     2 / 3       
It looks like you were just unlucky.

I once lost a Fourth rate to a light galley during a Mediterranean battle. Only one shot hit it and it exploded. It happens, though it's not particularly common.

"Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French." - P.G. Wodehouse, The Luck of the Bodkins
relswick7402
Mariner
posted 11-05-12 09:56 AM EDT (US)     3 / 3       
Two ships exploding in one battle like that is an amazing coincidence. I'm not sure exactly what causes it, but I think it's more likely when the guns being fired are heavier or the ship taking fire is of lighter construction. In this case it sounds like both were true for you.
I've killed quite a few pirates and as far as I can tell they are all the same. In some cases they've had lots of experience,and that's probably what was going on with that particular pirate galleon you encounter.

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