"This is a current view of the City of Haggar, Prince Sammy. The stationed complement in your capital is a bit meager, isn't it? Only one-hundred-ninety infantry, mostly on the outer walls, eighteen heavy units, fifteen small flyers, two warlords, two casters, and seven courtiers. Seaside, you have two level two vessels and a level four, with an available complement of seventy-five infantry, seven small flyers, one heavy flyer, and one more warlord."
Charlie continued. "Available within one turn's move would be three heavy flyers, twenty-one small flyers, sixteen infantry and no warlords, plus one more level three vessel with twenty four infantry. The next unit the city will pop is a non-heir Royal warlord, in nine more turns. Congratulations in advance, by the way. What do you think of this intelligence assessment so far?"
So, we see that Vessels have a level, it also can carry troops, and a good number of them at that including fliers and infantry.
What then therefore is Naval battle in Erfworld? Does sinking the ship lead to the death of its crew by virtue of drowning? Is there only ranged combat available without boarding the other ship? Is there Ramming to consider, and the onboard weaponry of Cannons, Arbalests and Catapults? Hell, are Units on board the ship any use in a naval battle, or are the ships stats the only thing that matters (with of course the bonus from leadership).
I just thought it was a neat concept to discuss and start poking at since we're a long way from it being any issue within the comic (Gobwin and Spacerock are not port cities after all). Well that, and the ideas started to pop in my head after the thoughts of the Terrain alteration (hey, if Parson builds up some water ways by getting Sizemore to reshape stuff, it could change combat options a lot, course he could just get Land Boats like he Gamed with our dearest foolamancer).
Oh, and of course Barbarian water living tribes. There may be merfolk, or Leviathans, or any other native wild life. Could be some sea dwagons out there for Stanley to tame with his arkenhammer ^_^