So I've played enough to get just a few points shy of rank 3 and decided to give some naval battles a try. I've unlocked 1 extra boat so far the wooden corvette kasuga class I believe, and with small funds I bring that, 2 wooden corvettes with the 6 guns, and my ironclad admiral.
That being said, typically with small funds I've noticed oppenents bring much the same thing. So has anybody else summed up victory naval fights in this game being purely reliant on luck? I say this because both players just pull their ships into range of eachother and let them fire away and use the fast reload ability as much as possible and hope for a 1 hit insta kill that seems to happen randomly.
I've tried looking for other factors like, do you get hit less if you are moving?, does firing down wind improve accuracy? Does anything make a difference or do you just position your boats about 1 lengths apart, turn broadside, and sit there and hope for the best?
Oh, funny enough in light of these observations I actually had some accuse me of camping while he was approaching my gun range, so that when I moved he could sit in one spot and just pivot his boats