Is there a point to having a Coastal Fortress? I have played a few games where I was relying on Costal Fortresses to limit the damage enemy navies could do while I was skimping on my own navy to pursue land wars against neighbors. It is my understanding that they protect from naval bombardment. I have seen a lot of Coastal Fortresses destroyed by bombardment from Destroyers. On their very first try at bombardment. It seems like more bombardment attacks from enemy Destroyers fail after my Coastal Fortress has been destroyed. At first I blamed the random number generator, assuming I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all. However, I am beginning to suspect that Coastal Fortresses are just simply worthless.