Can anyone enlighten me as to the uses smaller ship types might be put to? I mean brigs, ketches etc. Not riverine transport - I understand what they're for. But smaller ocean boats, and the smaller boats on inland seas, and lakes. As I understand it, shore bombardment only happens (by selecting the button) if the boats are actually supporting your own land troops - so you can't range along distant shores getting them to bombard? That was one use I could see for smaller boats. They could be useful in a general ship way, of course - only smaller (perhaps if you only had money for smaller ships) - but I mean is there something special they were, as it were, designed for - some use they are meant to be put to, that they are particularly good for?