During our first run with the rules, last weekend, we had a question arise.
When recording the firing and reloading of broadsides on the deck log there is really only room for keeping track of whole broadsides.
Odd remarks in the rule suggest that you can fire partial broadsides. In our case the range was such that it was not worth firing carronades when the first fire was issued but it may have been worth firing the carronades a couple of phases later (while the long guns were still being reloaded).
Was it intended that only whole broadsides can be fired, or should we be making more subtle notes on the deck log to keep track of part broadsides?
This may be more of an issue with the smaller ships which could be mostly carronade armed with a few long guns or Frigates with a significant part of their potential broadside using carronades.