- Dec 2015
Didn't galleasses use oars rather than wind power? How did sailing ships replace galleys?If you're interested here's a pretty good series of posts on reddit which discuss the development of the caravel, carrack, and galleon during this period.
Part of the problem with trying to create a list like this for a video game is that none of these terms actually refers to a standardized "model" like a model of car. Rather there were a bunch of different ways you could divide ships into categories whether based on size, shape, construction, number of guns, rigging, etc. where there could potentially be a lot of overlaps or odd exceptions that don't quite fit either category. For instance you could have a really big galleon much larger than anything else around or you could have a very small galleon with few guns but they would both still be called galleons due to specific elements of their construction.
For an interesting snapshot from the middle of the century you might be interested in looking through the anthony rolls on wikisource: Anthony Roll - Wikisource, the free online library
(As a note, when looking at the second roll, the ships that Anthony labels "galleasses" are instead what we would call "galleons" or perhaps "race-built galleons" as identified by the sails and the iconic "beak" in front. They were not related to the famous Venetian "galleasses" which were first introduced much later.)