So, my current WIP includes airship battles (and indeed an entire naval culture) based heavily on Napoleonic War-era European navies. The trouble is, I have no idea how to write those battles. At the moment, it feels like dry description of manoeuvres, and I'm struggling to make them exciting. All of the standard techniques for writing fight scenes - short, direct sentences, clear goals and actions, etc. just aren't working. Does anyone have any recommendations for either discussion of these things, else for books and stories that handle this in an exciting way?