In Victory at Sea, the different ships of the fleets aren't simply sailing by one-another in some form of regatta. They're out to sink one-another. And to do that, they'll unleash all manner of destruction from their massive guns. In this article, we get a look just at how gunnery works in the game.
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In Victory at Sea, it is only after alls ships on both ships have had the opportunity to move that they get to unleash their firepower upon one another. From torpedoes of fast attack boats to the immensely powerful main guns found on board the largest battleships ever to sail the oceans, there are many different ways in which you can destroy your enemy. To this end, we’re looking at the Gunnery phase of the game.