I've been bouncing around an idea for a historic pirate fantasy taking place in the Caribbean and set in the early 1700s. As of right now the concept's two main characters are a captain from the Spanish Armada who's been disillusioned by the decline of the Spanish Empire and turned to piracy and a runaway slave from a sugarcane plantation. Jamaica has a fascinating (and bloody) history revolving around slavery, with numerous revolts and the formation of the Maroons in the center of the island. I don't know whether or not I want this second character to have been involved with the Maroons or not prior to the start of the novel, but she would definitely be aware of them. Something else I need help with: The tactics of the Spanish Armada. I want this captain turned pirate to be skilled at what he does and am only vaguely aware of the tactical differences between the Spanish, the French, and the English fleets. Any information regarding these subjects would be very much appreciated!