In Pathfinder I am currently trying to design a few encounters with a supposed ghost ship (actually a Colossal Animated Object) complete with a crew of Haunted Objects (again, Animated Objects), but I am having a few difficulties with implementing my concept in the rules.
A key concern I have is how an Animated Cannon would function, because that would affect how the ship fights and how big of a crew I could fit on it (since the ship can be encumbered). You see, depending on the size of an Animated Object, they are allowed a pool of Construction Points. Among these items is a Ranged Attack that can be purchased for 2ConP that has a range of 20ft. So considering the object that is animated is a cannon, would they be able to fire themselves, or would they just throw things within the wimpy 20ft range?