Comments on: Patrician 4 Review Independent PC Game Reviews & Guides Wed, 11 Jul 2018 21:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Zyle Thu, 18 Nov 2010 18:31:37 +0000 Hmmm that makes sense actually – thanks :)

By: Evil Tactician Thu, 18 Nov 2010 17:34:46 +0000 “There are three different types of shot you can fire; Balls, Chains and Shots, though I have absolutely no idea what the difference is since the game didn’t tell me.”

Having played many, many games that deal with naval combat lately, I can answer that one pretty easily:
Balls = Hull Damage
Chains = Sail Damage
Shots = Crew Damage

E.g. Trying to sink a vessel, slow it down or kill its crew. Now I have no idea to what extend that is simulated in Patrician IV as you played it and not me – but that’s what these shot types SHOULD do :)