Black Seas Fleet Battles - Le Français (1770 - 1830)
Bundle contains: The Master & Commander Starter Set which includes the core rulebook and 9 ships of various classes, and comes with the Sea Wolf special miniature. The French Navy Fleet which includes 3 frigates, 6 brigs, 3 Third Rates...
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Victory at Sea - Marine Nationale Fleet
At the outbreak of the Second World War, the Marine Nationale of France was a powerful force with modern battleships, which should have been a major asset to the Allied cause. The rapid fall of France in the land war...
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Black Seas Squadron encounters (1770 - 1830)
Third Rates proved to be the real workhorses of the Carronade Era, leading flotillas of smaller ships or striking out on their own to disrupt enemy commerce or raid isolated territories. They also formed the bulk of the battleline during...
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French Navy Fleet (1770 - 1830)
The French Navy has a history of highs and lows, both in terms of successes in battle and in the number and quality of its ships. In the mid-1700s, after the defeats of the Seven Years’ War, the French Navy...
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Black Seas Flotilla action (1770 - 1830)
The Carronade Era was characterised by flotillas of small ships fighting out on remote stations across the globe - check out these articles on the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet and the Hunt for the Santisima Trinidad for examples of...
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Master & Commander Starter Set
Alongside a softback copy of the Black Seas core rules, you'll get nine beautifully detailed plastic miniatures; three frigates and six brigs. You'll also get sails, rigging and flag sheets for all your ships and all the ship cards, wake...
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French Navy 3rd Rates of Renown
This box set outfits you with three French Navy Third-Rate-Ships-of-the-line. Building upon the superb third rate plastic sprues, the box contains additional metal components to make the following famous vessels, all of which were present at the Battle of Trafalgar!...
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Black Seas scenery pack
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Black Seas scenery pack
You'll find within the box plenty to add variety to your games of Black Seas. Rocks of various shapes and sizes can provide tricky obstacles to negotiate with your vessels. They are also capable of blocking line of sight -...
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3rd Rates Squadron (1770 - 1830)
A 3rd rate ship, as defined by the British rating system, was a ship of the line which mounted between 64-80 guns. Usually, this would mean two gun decks. Despite their relative size and power compared to larger 1st and...
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Black Seas: Schooners squadron
Schooners are two-masted vessels with both masts having loose footed sails rigged on gaff and two or more headsails (staysails rigged in front of the fore mast). They were not designed for combat, being built mainly for cargo, passenger and...
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L'Orient
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L'Orient
Orient was of the Océan-class of ships. These were a series of 118-gun three-decker ships of the line of the French Navy, designed by engineer Jacques-Noël Sané. Launched on July 20, 1791, she was originally named the Dauphin Royal, but...
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French Navy 1st Rate
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French Navy 1st Rate
1st Rate ships of the line were extremely large and powerful and were a true display of a Navy's power. They were, however, expensive to operate, so their service use was limited in times of peace. In the carronade era,...
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Victory at Sea - Chacal-class destroyers
Also known as the Jaguar-class, Chacal (Jackal)-class destroyers were designed to fulfil a scouting role for fleet battle lines and to attack enemy shipping in the Mediterranean. As a result, they possessed poor endurance, mounted no anti-submarine weapons, and had...
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Frigates & Brigs Flotilla (1770 - 1830)
Frigates Frigates were perhaps the hardest-worked of warship types during the Age of Sail.  A small warship with a perfect balance of speed, armament and resilience that made it one of the perfect vessels for single-ship action and privateering against...
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Victory at Sea - Bearn
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Victory at Sea - Bearn
In 1923 it was decided to convert an incomplete Normandie-class battleship to a carrier. Despite a refit in 1935, she was far too slow for fleet operations in World War Two and was demilitarised in 1942. In 1943 she joined...
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Victory at Sea: Richelieu
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Victory at Sea: Richelieu
There were to have been four ships of the Richlieu-class, with the first two laid down in 1935 and the second pair following in 1935. Gascogne was cancelled and Clemenceau never completed. The last ship followed a modified design which...
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Black Seas Gunboat Squadron
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Black Seas Gunboat Squadron
A gunboat squadron is like a gnat in comparison to the larger ships-of-the-line. Nevertheless, they have a useful place in the fleet. A gunboat would typically have only a single mast with square-rigged sails, mounting between one and three fixed...
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Black Seas French Navy paint set
French hulls were usually yellow or red, with black stripes, sometimes with blue details. We have used a light shade of yellow for our French and added an upper blue stripe on most of the ships to unify the look...
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British Frigate vs French Frigate
Author: Mark Lardas In the Age of Fighting Sail (1650-1820), ambitious officers of the navies of many nations sought command of a frigate. Speedy, nimble and formidably armed, frigates often operated independently, unlike the larger ships of the line. Legendary...
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Victory vs Redoutable
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Victory vs Redoutable
Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes Late in the morning on 21 October 1805, warships from the British and combined French and Spanish fleets clashed off Cape Trafalgar on the Spanish coast. After a six month game of cat and mouse across the...
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Victory at Sea - Surcouf cruiser submarine
When launched, the Surcouf was the largest submarine in the world, only surpassed in the Second World War by the Japanese I-400-class submarine. Her intended role was that of commerce raider and her design was intended to maximise this mission....
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Victory at Sea Loire-Nieuport LN401/LN411 flights
With its distinctive gull-wing, the LN.401 was often confused by allied pilots for the Ju-87 Stuka, leading to many French pilots becoming the victim of friendly fire – in fact, it was sometimes dubbed the ‘French Stuka’. Designed for hunting...
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Victory at Sea: Dewoitine D.520 flights
With the distinction of having fought on both sides of the war, this aircraft could conceivably fight among the likes of the Bf 109 and Spitfire but mass production did not start until after the war had begun, thus limiting...
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Victory at Sea - Jeanne d'Arc
Built as a training cruiser for the French Marine Nationale the Jeanne d'Arc was both floating school and combat capable warship. During WWII she formed part of a flotilla taking French gold to Canada before joining Free French forces in...
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Victory at Sea - Suffren
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Victory at Sea - Suffren
The four vessels of the Suffren-class were based on the Duquesene-class, though each was built to slightly different standards as lessons were learned from the preceding ship. Their hull form was sleek and graceful, taking a classic cruiser form. While...
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Victory at Sea - Foch
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Victory at Sea - Foch
The four vessels of the Suffren-class were based on the Duquesene-class, though each was built to slightly different standards as lessons were learned from the preceding ship. Their hull form was sleek and graceful, taking a classic cruiser form. While...
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Constitution vs Guerriere
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Constitution vs Guerriere
Author: Mark Lardas Famed as a classic naval duel, a one-on-one clash between two sailing frigates offered the victor immeasurable fame and glory. During the War of 1812, the Royal Navy and United States Navy squared off in four such...
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French Warship Crews 1789–1805
Author: Terry Crowd This book gives a detailed and authentic account of the life and experiences of French warship crews from the Revolution up to Trafalgar. It describes the recruitment and composition of crews, the different duties performed and the...
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Napoleonic Naval Armaments 1792–1815
Author: Chris Henry There were many elements to British Napoleonic naval success but one of the key factors was gunnery. Other countries developed different naval weapons to fit their maritime strategies. The French and Spanish systems developed on similar lines,...
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Black Seas Spare sails - tattered
Contains 9 cardboard Sails sheets broken down as follows: 3 x 1st Rate Sail Sheet 3 x 3rd Rate Sail Sheet 3 x Frigates & Brigs Sail Sheet
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