Firstly, sorry for bringing up Dreadfleet but I'm hoping there may be one or two folks here who don't hate it too much.
I'm confused about how wind direction works. I understand how the wind gauge moves around the perimeter but I'm not getting how the position/direction of the arrow on the gauge is determined. Does it matter? Presumably the wind doesn't just blow straight up N,S,E or W. In the rulebook the arrow is pictured pointing at an angle directly behind ships. What happens if a ship is side on to the wind direction? I'm just not getting it.
Thanks for any info