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Yeah, that'd be a good idea. Paintball guns would be nice, but taking a hit on bare skin is too painful.
What has always made the friendly battle concept so interesting is the strategy involved. Outmaneuvering the other guy could be a lot of fun.
In the days of the ships of the line, some cannon hits were better than others. If you could "rake" another ship, that is cross his stern with your broadside, you could fire your guns individually as you passed at a right angle to his stern, and those balls would have a good chance of travelling stern to stem, smashing sailors and bulkheads, alike. With that in mind, it might make sense for targets to be placed in various places on each boat, so the more devastating hits could be recorded and awarded points.
Maybe make the targets reactive to an agent in the water balloons so a hit would show up?
Kinda dislike the idea of deliberately adding balloon debris to the waters for wildlife to choke on. Would be nice to work a way around that. Bio-degradable?