Are there any methods on collecting and filing data research for a story? I’ve a fictional story idea that revolves around an Age of sail battle in the Napoleonic wars set within the Caribbean. The key multiplier by the British is to tip the French slave areas into revolt causing a domino effect. This kills the income to Paris and the Emperors War machine. Are there any methods to researching something like this around? Would this lead then onto World building, settings, Plot to the characters themselves? Norfolk.