(snip) I'm just
>interested in learning about the battles, tactics and
>things like that.
Agreed, naval tactics are a fascinating subject. So often, especially in
single ship actions, finesse is the rule rather than hammering at a section
of the enemy line till it gives. With your whole force wrapped up into a
single fighting element (the ship) you just can't "take it to the foe"
unless you know you have a real advantage in weight of fire, crew quality,
It's great stuff and a real pleasure to read about. Easy to sea why there
is so much romaticism attached to the sea.
Michael Mathews -- Winona State University
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