From: Washington, DC
I'm finally playing around a bit with ships in the scenario editor, just to see how they work.
My conclusion so far is that they don't...
I've created a couple of light naval vessels and had them attack each other for several turns. As far as I can tell, none of the ships sustained any damage despite taking fire from other ships for several turns.
I am using the eqp file for ships, which I understand should still work. The manual says that ships should take damage, which should be shown in the unit report, but the combat reports that I'm getting show 0% damage, and the unit reports don't show any damage.
Finally, the manual references "anti-ship factors", but I don't see any such thing in either the equipment editor itself or the eqp XML file.
Could some one school me a bit on basic naval stuff? I'd prefer to avoid using an nqp file if possible (just more complexity), but can do so if necessary. But it would be nice if ships were able to damage each other, for instance...