The Total War games have always had some decent naval combat, but Creative Assembly have gone to town on the high-seas elements for Rome 2. This latest trailer shows you the benefits to putting a massive chunk of wood on the front of your boat and simply ramming into other vessels.
Ramming has been vastly improved from previous Total War mechanics, and numerous smaller vessels can be rammed into a larger one to not only damage its hull but to allow numerous boarding parties to storm the deck. Gather momentum with a heavy ship and a ramming manoeuvre can burst an enemy boat, sending its splinters and crew to the depths.
Total War: Rome 2 is released in just over two weeks, on September 3rd.