The battle cruiser Manticore has suffered a sneak attack from the appropriately-named cruiser Ambuscade. As the Manticore jockeys for a better position, Ambuscade readies her main guns. The commander of the Manticore knows his main guns aren't aligned. As a desperate tactic, he orders his subcannons to fire on the Ambuscade, hoping that the ship will tilt off-balance and the shot will miss. The fate of the island in the background rests on the commander's gambit.
I just wanted to provide a detailed scene of a ship fight, like the ones that could be found on Arcadia.