Uhm... things are running smooth again with my install EIC 1.10 (Designers Cut)
There is one thing i absolutely LOVE but cannot deem to do any more...
and that is to capture enemy ships.
Before EIC 1.10 i have known the 5 ship rule per fleet and had to abandon the ones that could not be integrated.
When i installes EIC 1.10 i had a few times where i was offered to create a new fleet at sea (dispatch one of my officers to take command of the 6., 7. and 8. ships where necessary)
For a Few days now, i have been happily blasting pirates, (4schooners full of indian silk vs 1 Xebeq full of dirty rotten Pirates for example)
and the end results were not always very positive... i once lost a schooner (i forgot to surrender) and at other times one or two of my schooners surrendered because of low crew or morale...
But this morning i did better - i had the Xebeq shot to pieces, no sails, 5 pirates on the enemy xebeq left against 3 of my schooners with moderate damage, good crew numbers and moderate Moral.
So, they surrendered.
But... i have not gotten the option to take over their ship? there was one free slot in my fleet waiting for the xebeq? The Victory screen comes up with the status of all ships involved in the battle (top: my 4 schooners vs low: 1 pirate xebeq)
and when i hit "continue" i get taken back to the strategic level...
...where the xebec awaits me once again to be battled.
Had the same thing against an enemy company yesterday:
(1 Xebeq + 4 Cutters) against (2 enemy schooners)
made them surrender by
-murdering their crews in 1 Boarding action (cutter vs Schooner No1)
-killing their other crew with rifle fire (soldiers onboard of my xebeq shot the enemy No2 schooner crew)
....still no way to take over their schooners in a new fleet, only the victory screen, and then the strategic View.
Have the rules Chagnged - do i miss something?