I notice that ACW has added the water terrain type Coastal and the Ship movement type coastal. Does the BoA engine support these, should someone care to add them? Will they be added to BoA 2?
I notice that there's one placeholder free in the ACW Terrains folder. Would it be possible to add one more water terrain type?
Here's my idea for four types of water terrain: Shallow, River, Lake/Coastal and Ocean. Shallow could be used, for example for the Mowhawk and Hudson Rivers north of Albany, NY. River would be used for Hudson and Delaware Rivers as far as Albany and Philadelphia. I'd like to rename the AllWater movetype, or add a fifth water move type.
Terrain type Shallow River Lake/Coastal Ocean Model types
Shallow yes yes yes(slower) No Bateaux, Gundulow, Galley, gunboat, bomb ketch
Coastal No yes yes No Schooners, sloops, cutters, ketches, brigs, luggers not fitted for ocean sailing
"AllWater" No yes yes yes Any Vessel 50 guns or less
Ocean No No yes yes Any vessel more than 50 guns
a new type? yes yes yes yes
Vessels of Shallow and Coastal type may be portaged. This represents overland movement for bateaux and disassembly/rebuilding for all others, thus is much slower for them, depending on size/armament.