For any wooden ship fans, here is a game currently in beta and soon to go into "seat trials".
Here is a link to their website: http://www.navalaction.com
From their site:
"Naval Action is an exciting, realistic, and beautifully detailed Naval combat game immersing players into the experience of the most beautiful period of naval history - when sailing ships ruled the seas.
COMBAT AND GUNNERY
Realistic ballistics and cannon performance of the period. Every cannonball is tracked in the air and after it hits the target. One shot can hit the stern, damage the rudder, then hit the cannon carriage, injure crew, ricochet from the floor and hit the opposite side. Listing and wind affects the shooting distance and will require change of tactics.
Weapons: All major types of naval artillery are implemented: from long guns to carronades, and mortars (of course limited by the ship role and its hull). Fort and land batteries will provide support during port battles. Fire ships and branders will also be present in the game.
Advanced wind and physics model provides for realistic portrayal of ship’s performance in the age of sail. Yard angles, ship angle to wind, cargo, fittings and ship condition affects speeds and turning rates. Correct tacking, boxhauling, clubhauling and other elements of the age of sail sailing are possible. Hidden ship characteristics will allow to gradually uncover potential of the vessel – every ship in game will be unique. "
Check it out at http://www.navalaction.com
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