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No Space Between Boats

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Hello,

When I move a group of boats, they don't let space between themselves.

On the capture, a group of 8 sailboats appears like one only ship.

But it's not a problem to navigate for them..

Regards

Kao

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What kind of Archaic naval battle formations were there? The only formation I have heard of is a positioning of triremes in a circle, with their prows facing outwards.

I was just thinking basic formations....

Line, Box, Column.

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I suggest to implement a formation with lines , the first line with heavy ships, the second line with medium ships and the third with the lightest ones.

In the past week, the documentary "the Destiny of Rome" was broacasted on the German/French TV channel named ARTE. If you can, try to catch it, it worth it.

In the second part of the movie, a big animation of the battle of Actium has been build in 3D.

This battle occured in 33 BC between the Antony's fleet and the Octavian's fleet, more than 500 warships engaged in the battle (so few).

You can distinctly see the ships formations and how to engage the battle with Roman ships.

The documentary has been done with a small budget and green screens on a small movie set, but animations work fine and he gives us a good vision of what a Roman battlefield was.

http://en.wikipedia....attle_of_Actium

Trailer here:

http://www.youtube.c...player_embedded

and some capture of the film are attached to this

It's very instructive, you should try to see it.

Regards

kao

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I suggest to implement a formation with lines , the first line with heavy ships, the second line with medium ships and the third with the lightest ones.

As is used for land units, isn't it?

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As is used for land units, isn't it?

Currently we also have that "formation12" or whatever it is called that creates a nice battle line (cavalry on the wings, ranged units in back). I propose we call it "Combined Arms." Perhaps something similar could be designed for ships as well.

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