A game set in the War of 1812 in a harbor location, pitting a larger invading British fleet against a smaller American flotilla backed by defenses such as shore batteries and mines.

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In Broadside, what methods are most effective for probing and/or circumventing the fixed defenses?

I asked a question about strategies for deploying the fixed defenses in Broadside. As the attacker, how do you deal with the cannons and mines? The cannons can't be defeated. The best you can do is ...
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In Broadside, what is your strategy for placing the shore guns and mines during setup?

I was recently reminded of the childhood naval game Broadside. As the defender, you get to place four shore guns and six mines during the setup phase, one on either side of two channels. The ...