Before battleship, monitor is the largest ship on par with frigates. However:
- It gives the impression of being tanky but actually has only 1200hp.
- In reality bomb vessels or mortar ships were generally smaller.
Do people think the model should be made smaller?
(BTW monitor is not a proper name for the unit)
my impression always was that either they ran out of time/resources or that they wanted something more modern and then chose against it later without coming up with a more appropriate vessel.
They wanted to have a cannon galleon.
I would say Caravel and Monitor is the right size, its Frigate that just smaller
They’d also normally have multiple (smaller, often Coehorn) mortars instead of a huge mortar that would gradually break the ship.
Their name should also be Bomb Ship or Bomb Vessel as well - Monitor is such an awesome name with no relevence (at least Bomb Ship is self-explantory, lobbing bombs!).
Both the monitor and frigate would be greatly improved by narrowing and shrinking them down. They look a bit - blobby.
The proportion of frigates make them look “fatter” than battleships, though the latter is larger in size.
Yeah they always felt a little too rotund.
Galleons and Fluytes on the other hand are nicely chubby! (Fluytes were sometimes referred to as beer barrels by some navies).