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In gameEdit

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Bomb Ketch — Vital statistics

Bomb Ketch

Upgrade of Galiote à Bombe. Powerful heavy ship with increased rate of fire, built to attain maritime surface superiority.

Prereq: Build time HP LOS Attack Attack speed Movement
speed
18s 675 30 70 (55t) 44
Cost Created from Armour Weapon range Specialty
Base Ramp Pop
Metal: 250;
Ol: 160
Metal: 6;
Ol: 3
2 Shipyard 9 4-20 ?

 Uk sm France imp

Overall strategyEdit

While she may suffer from a severe minimum range penalty, the Bomb Ketch is one of the best pre-industrial bombardment warships you can obtain and are restricted solely to Britain and France. Unlike the Galiote à Bombe which she replaces, she is tougher and faster, making her capable of tailing other naval forces, thus making her somewhat less of a sitting target as her added speed and toughness make her harder to take down.

Unit summaryEdit

  • Powerful heavy ship with increased rate of fire, built to attain surface marine superiority.
  • Has +1 armour and a few more hitpointsand higher rate of fire compared to Man of War.
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HistoryEdit

The Galliot was a flat-bottomed warship built by the Dutch and the German nations during the Early Modern Era, primarily with the transport of trade in the Baltic. They were flat-bottomed (possibly like their Mediterranean ancestors which were known as half-galleys) and were used mostly in coastal navigation, being capable of navigating open water as well as deep rivers and canals. For this reason, they were favoured by the French navy who were seeking to expand their role and power by being used as gun platforms for mounting siege mortars. Gallots built for this purpose by the French fleet were often larger and stronger than their Dutch counterparts, with hull strength being the major concern in order to receive the recoil their main weapons would have produced in wartime conditions.

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