Thank you. Yes, sail settings, colours, damage. These ships were very dynamic and their appearance could quickly change, but I haven’t seen a way to easily fool the eye. Other than to produce the same model looking quite different.
Thus I think I will produce a few models at anchor for very specific refights.
With that idea, I have flown the suggestion to Warlord that they might like to produce some ready made furled sail and mast sets to help the process.
One thing I have seen done that always adds interest is to have the ships boats being towed behind.
In battle, they were considered a handicap due to the chance of hits creating wood splinter wounds. So preparing for battle might also include swaying the boats over the side to be towed and collected after the battle.