Frigates & Brigs Flotilla 1770-1830

Warlord Games
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WGBS-792010001
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... Read More
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Frigates & Brigs Flotilla 1770-1830
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 merchant ships. It usually had one main gun deck as well as the guns positioned on the top decks. These were categorised as either 5th or 6th rate within the British Rating System, dependent on the number of guns they mounted.

The 5th rates were the archetypal frigates of the period. Used for single-ship actions and privateering, they could make their crews very rich as a result of the share of the prize money for any captured ship. A frigate was a desirable posting for a Royal Navy officer as they often saw action, so glory and promotion were more likely in addition to monetary benefits.

Frigates scouted for the fleet, went on commerce-raiding missions and patrols, and conveyed messages and dignitaries. Usually, frigates would fight in small numbers or singly against other frigates. They would avoid contact with ships-of-the-line; Indeed, even in the midst of a fleet engagement, it was bad etiquette for a ship of the line to fire on an enemy frigate which had not fired first... Wargamers take note!

Brig

A two-masted square-rigged vessel, with between 10 and 18 cannons, frequently used in combat actions by various navies. Ships with less than 20 cannons were considered Unrated. These were not really meant to participate in large battles – that was the domain of the ships of the line. However, they were the vessels of choice for privateers and still played a valuable role during larger battles, relaying orders and messages in a similar fashion to the 6th rates.

The Frigates & Brigs Flotilla box contains all you need to get these vessels to the tabletop. These are suitable for navies of any nation. The kit includes a bobbin for rigging your vessels, detailed sails and pennants for every nation, as well as all the gaming materials for using the vessels in your games of Black Seas.

This box set contains:

  • 2 plastic frigates & 4 plastic brigs
  • Printed sails
  • ship cards
  • Wake markers
  • Bobbin for rigging
  • Acetate Ratlines
  • Sheets of flags & pennants

Please Note:

  • One Frigates & Brigs Flotilla 1770-1830 set supplied.
  • Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly may be required.
Product Features
Product Manufacturer Warlord Games
Release Date 12 Oct 2019
Material Plastic
Average Age 12+
Unit Type Frigate, Third Rates
Game System Black Seas
Faction French Navy, Royal Navy
Scale 1/700
Language English
Historical Period 1770-1830
Format Box
Finish Unpainted
Rules Type Expansion
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