Impossible without upgrades and once upgrade were far to easy.
Or the optional objectives failded to make any sense fire with the hand cannon to sink ships that are facing your cannons broadside. Or escort a convoy of ships and you are in the middle lane of them and they block your own cannons broadsides, while they are merchant vessels which insist on acting as gunboats. The Man of Wars all went down far to easy a one shot off a ram and a hand cannon, or also from a heat volley. While most frigates would often sink off a single ram or cannon shot.
On the plus side though the only oufit I felt comfortable wearing and actually was colonial was the Ship costume Captain Hodds. Although this was different and not as good as the ShipCapitan's oufit while the animus was loading.
Yes this was a very enjoyable part of the game.
Last edited by Shabba; 11-12-2012 at 12:21 PM.