while the counters do not, the rules do define what each SP is:
and each "ship" equivalent to 1 ship of the line or a number of smaller ships of approximately equal force.
Nothing to the point. Basic EiA merely says that each naval SP can be anything, including ships of the line "or a number of smaller ships." How does this supposedly differentiate which ship type each SP is?
Moreover, this game will base its naval rules on the EiH functional categories of heavy, light, and transport. So what do "ship of the line" and "frigate" have to do with it? Of course, "heavy" connotes "heavy ship types" and "light" connotes "lighter ship types," but the game's terminology is not couched in the expressions "ship of the line" and "frigate."
Now, I am finished talking about this. I have no idea why three or four of you have decided to make a career out of arguing with me about this stupid little point, but not one of you has yet to make the slightest fricking amount of sense.
So go ahead and argue, but it won't be with me. I am sick and tired of having to explain the same thing to you over and over, and I have far better things to do with my time ... "Esmeralda, yer my favorite mystic. Howzabout comin' over to my place tonight and I'll let you read my mind ..."
Put my faith in the people
And the people let me down.
So, I turned the other way,
And I carry on anyhow.