1st rate ships-of-the-line are very large and extremely potent vessels in Black Seas. They make for an impressive flagship in a Royal Navy fleet.
1st Rate ships of the line, as defined by the British Rating System, were ships-of-the-line mounting no less than 100 guns. They were very large and expensive to operate and were thus fairly rare. They tended to be used as Admiral’s flagships, and not used in times of peace. This was to preserve longevity of service.
A Royal Navy 1st rate is a particularly dangerous foe in Black Seas, especially true when using the National Special Rules. In the game, 1st rates have the best access to customisation and upgrade options. Combine certain upgrades (we’re fans of Master Gunner) with the British ‘Drilled’ special rule and your 1st rate will truly be an unstoppable force – but don’t go into battle unsupported!
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 Royal Navy in Black Seas
The Royal Navy Fleet box set is an exceptional starting point for bringing the illustrious sailing ships of the Royal Navy to battle in 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 Royal Navy fleet with this bundle which nets you the famous HMS Victory 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!