1st rate ships-of-the-line provide any fleet with an impressive command ship and centrepiece. The French Navy is no exception…
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, a 1st Rate ship-of-the-line was defined as mounting no less than 100 guns.
A French Navy 1st Rate can, when using the national special rules, be an extremely resilient foe to dislodge from battle. French ships have access to the ‘sturdy’ upgrade for a discount, and thus have a significant number of ship point to chew through. Of course, 1st rates are generally very powerful, but point for point, a French 1st rate should be sticking around longer to wreak havoc among your enemy’s formations.
The highly detailed kit comes with optional figureheads (see picture) enabling your 1st Rate to truly stand out. It also comes with a ship card, flag sheet, bobbin for rigging, ratline sheet and wake markers.
Contains 1 resin & Metal ship, supplied unassembled and unpainted
Get Started with the French Navy in Black Seas
The French Navy Fleet box set is an exceptional starting point for launching a French Navy into the Black Seas. It contains 3 plastic frigates, 6 plastic brigs, 3 plastic Third Rate ships-of-the-line, 1 resin first-rate and 1 bomb ships base.
Miniatures supplied unassembled and unpainted
Set your shipwrights to work on a French fleet with this bundle which nets you the famous Orient as well as the Master & Commander starter box. As well as including the full rules, you’ll find an additional three frigates and six brigs. You’ll also get sails, rigging and flag sheets for all your ships and all the ship cards, wake markers and tokens that you’ll need to play.
The Starter Set comes with an exclusive 28mm miniature – the Sea Wolf! Brandishing a pistol, with a dirk strapped to his arm, this ferocious fighter is the perfect starting point for a Black Powder landing party!