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The center of a ship, especially the area between the masts or bridges.
In a direction toward the side of a ship at right angles to the center-line. Along the side of a ship. A ship on its beam ends has flipped over on its side without capsizing.
Boat Gun
A small, manually loaded cannon used to fire at torpedo boats and destroyers. Usually rated according to shell weight, i.e. - 12 pounder, 6 pounder, etc. In Battlefleet, boat guns are averaged into one master category in order to speed game play.
The main command center of a vessel, including map room, platforms and other structures related to operating the vessel.
Flip upside down. Very bad.
Conning Tower
The armored command center of a ship, usually located immediately under the bridge. In Battlefleet, also synonymous with a bridge hit.
The smokestack. Used to eject smoke from a ship's boilers and maintain a fresh supply of oxygen to the fires. Collapsed funnels could cause a ship to lose speed due to "choked" boilers caused by the resulting inadequate draft.
To tilt or incline to one side. Happens to a vessel when water enters, flooding one area more than others. A vessel which suffers severe listing may capsize.
The section of a vessel where the gunpowder for its guns is stored. Historically, exploding magazines have sunk the battleships Arizona, Hood and Borodino to name a few.
Left. As in the port side of a ship, or turning to port (turning to the left).
For game purposes, one cannon shell fired out of one cannon is a round. A gun which has a rate-of-fire of two can fire two rounds each turn. Each round fired in Battlefleet actually represents several "real life" shells due to each turn representing three minutes (i.e. - Rounds in Battlefleet are abstractions of actual firepower).
A series of several cannon rounds "fired for effect" or otherwise meant to cause damage. Opposed to spotting rounds, which are single shots used merely to aid in range estimation.
The part of a gun platform which partially projects over the side of a ship. Used to increase the arc-of-fire of a gun position, especially toward the front or rear of a vessel.
Right. As in the starboard side of a vessel or turning to starboard (turning to the right). Combined slang: an object spotted off the starboard beam would mean something seen out off the right side of a vessel.
The extreme front end of a vessel. A stem gun is a small cannon built into the extreme forward "nose" of a ship.
The rear end or back of a vessel.
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