I hope this forum's still alive...
Anyways, now that I'm back for a while with CI (PC too weak for II), I always wondered this two things:
1) How does the Cannonball and Grape armor work? The rest I understand, pretty simple: sword armor eg. is 4 plus base armor and that amount is reduced from the attacker's sword attack. But say grape armor is 255, and unit has 100 health, and grapeshot attack is ~500, but the unit survives?! It should still take on some 245 damage?
2) Possibly related to 1), I notice ships and cannons have some attack values of 100, some have 10, like cutter, how come that they still take away thousands of hitpoints on strike?