Black Seas

Black Seas: Fleet Battles

Our Black Seas Fleet Battles bundles are ideal for launching into Black Seas. There’s now a bundle available for each Navy in the game. Our Fleet Battles sets for each…

Black Seas: Santisima Trinidad

The mighty Santisima Trinidad was by far the largest and most powerful vessel of the Age of Sail. Bring this behemoth to your Black Seas Spanish Fleet. The Santisima Trinidad…

Black Seas: US Navy Fleet

The burgeoning US Navy sails into Black Seas. Get your collection started with the US Navy Fleet, and bring the Age of Sail to the tabletop. The US Navy The…

Black Seas: Spanish Navy Fleet

A fantastic entry point to Black Seas is the Spanish Navy Fleet. The box gives you a variety of vessels to kickstart a collection. The Spanish Navy The Spanish Navy…

Black Seas: Scenery Pack

The Black Seas Scenery pack makes an excellent addition to your tabletop naval actions. Enliven your battles with fortifications, rocks and wrecks. You’ll find within the box plenty to add…

Black Seas: Gunboat Squadron

Support your larger vessels in Black Seas with Gunboat Squadrons. These small ships are sure to prove detrimental to the enemy’s manoeuvres. A gunboat squadron is like a gnat in…

Black Seas: USS Constitution

Known fondly as “Old Ironsides,” the USS Constitution was a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate that tangled with Barbary Pirates and the Royal Navy! USS Constitution was one of six Heavy…

Black Seas: HMS Royal Sovereign

HMS Royal Sovereign was the flagship of Admiral Collingwood at the Battle of Trafalgar. The illustrious vessel sails into Black Seas. HMS Royal Sovereign was a 1st Rate Ship-of-the-Line of…

Black Seas: Basics of Gameplay

Avast! Set your sights on these Basics of Gameplay tutorial videos. With these in your arsenal, you’ll be sailing the high seas and doing battle in no time. In this…

Black Seas: The Spanish Navy

Discover the Spanish Navy in all its glory and sail your tall ships into history as the Almirante of your own fleet in Black Seas! The Spanish Navy The history…

Black Seas: United States Battle Line

Our United States Battle Line gives you the beginnings of a US Navy led by “Old Ironsides” herself, along with the USS President and the USS United States. Models supplied…

Black Seas: Spanish Battle Line

Our Spanish Battle Line gives you the beginnings of a Spanish Navy led by the Santisima Trinidad, the largest warship in the entire the Age of Sail! Models supplied unassembled…

Black Seas: French Battle Line

Our French Battle Line gives you the beginnings of a French Navy led by L’Orient, the 118-gun 1st Rate famed for its demise at the Battle of the Nile. Models…

Black Seas: British Battle Line

Our British Battle Line gives you the beginnings of a Royal Navy led by the HMS Sovereign, the flagship of the leeward line at Trafalgar! Models supplied unassembled and unpainted…

Focus: Black Seas Boarding Actions

We’re taking a look at boarding enemy ships in Black Seas, an invaluable technique for securing the contents of a hold, or the ship itself as a prize. There were…

Hobby: Your Black Seas

Black Seas has only been out a short time but fleets are springing up all over the place. We’ve been keeping an eye on your Black Seas. We’ve been trawling…

Black Seas: French Navy 1st Rate

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…

Black Seas: Royal Navy 1st Rate

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,…

Black Seas: The Battle of Trafalgar

With winter closing in, we’re taking to the high seas to witness the greatest naval battle in military history. The battle of Trafalgar is about to begin! After pursuing the…

Focus: Black Seas Ammunition

Black Seas enables you to select from a number of different types of ammunition. We examine their usage and impact in the game. At the start of a game of…

Black Seas: Martello Tower

New from Sarissa Precision, the Martello Tower. This simple to construct structure not only looks great on the table but is a powerful fortification in Black Seas.   View in…

Cruel Seas: Imperial Japanese Navy Paint Set

This Imperial Japanese Navy Paint Set arms you with the palette to get your fleet tabletop ready. There’s also a painting guide! The paints included in the bundle, along with…

Osprey British Frigate vs French Frigate

British Frigate vs French Frigate 1793-1814 View in Store Code: DUE 52 Author: Mark Lardas   In the Age of Fighting Sail (1650-1820), ambitious officers of the navies of many…

Osprey: Napoleonic Naval Armaments 1792-1815

Napoleonic Naval Armaments 1792–1815 View in Store Code: NVG 90 Author: Chris Henry   There were many elements to British Napoleonic naval success but one of the key factors was…

Osprey: American Heavy Frigates 1794-1826

American Heavy Frigates 1794-1826 View in Store Code: NVG 79 Author: Mark Lardas   By 1805 the 44-gun frigate was probably viewed as a failed experiment whilst the 38-gun frigate…

Osprey: Nelson’s Sailors

Nelson’s Sailors View in Store Code: WAR 100 Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes   Drawing on many contemporary sources and eyewitness accounts, this book examines the lives of the ordinary sailors of…

Osprey British Napoleonic Ship-of-the-Line

British Napoleonic Ship-of-the-Line View in Store Code: NVG 42 Author: Angus Konstam   The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars encompassed a period when rival European fleets vied for naval supremacy,…

Osprey: French Warship Crews 1789-1805

From the French Revolution to Trafalgar View in Store Code: WAR 97 Author: Terry Crowd   This book gives a detailed and authentic account of the life and experiences of…

Osprey: Nelson’s Navy

Nelson’s Navy View in Store Code: ELI 48 Author: Phillip Haythornthwaite   Despite the many celebrated victories of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars, the role of the Royal…

Osprey: Horatio Nelson

Horatio Nelson View in Store Code: CMD 16 Author: Angus Konstam   The most famous admiral in history, Horatio Nelson’s string of naval victories helped secure Britain’s place as the…

Osprey: Victory vs Redoutable

Ships of the line at Trafalgar 1805 View in Store Code: DUE 9 Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes   Late in the morning on 21 October 1805, warships from the British and…

Focus: First Rates (1770 – 1830)

A number of the most famous ships in history were 1st rate ships-of-the-line hailing from the Age of Sail. We take a look at 1st Rates in Black Seas. The…

Spotlight: Battle of the Nile

Today we’re heading back to 1798 to the Battle of the Nile, where Nelson scored a famous victory that secured the Royal Navy’s dominance on the seas. Also known as…

Black Seas: Sails and Ratlines

Sails and Ratlines allow you to add an incredible level of detailing to the miniatures in Black Seas. The sheets are now available separately. The sails are printed, laminated and…

Black Seas: Digital Rulebook PDF

Plot you fleet actions on the go. Black Seas is now available as a highly convenient PDF. The rulebook is a complete guide to the naval combat game.   View…

Black Seas: Amphibious Warfare

With the release of Black Seas this month, we’ve added a whole new dimension to games of Black Powder. Amphibious operations have begun! Since the dawn of civilisation, the sea…

Black Seas: The Napoleonic Wars

We’re taking a look at one of the most iconic periods covered by Black Seas – the Napoleonic Wars. This article is a fantastic overview of the conflict! One of…

Black Powder: At Trafalgar & Waterloo

We’re looking at an individual with a remarkable claim to fame – one of the only men verified to be at both Trafalgar and Waterloo! Miguel Ricardo de Alava “Alava,…

Focus: Warlord Games Volleyfire Lights!

Bringing your games to life are these amazing Volleyfire and Firepower lights. Simulating musket fire, cannons and machine-gun fire, they’ll change the way your battle looks. Have a look at…

Black Seas: Royal Navy Paint Set

Prepare your fleet for the Black Seas with this convenient paint set containing the most favoured colours of the illustrious Royal Navy. The Royal Navy favoured black for their hulls…

Black Seas: Spanish Navy Paint Set

Prepare your Spanish fleet for the Black Seas, this paint set contains all the most commonly used colours used by the Spanish Navy. Spanish ships followed various different patterns similar…

Black Seas: French Navy Paint Set

The French Navy Paint Set gives you a selection of the most popular colours used by French vessels; perfect for getting your fleet to the table. French hulls were usually…

Black Seas: US Navy Paint Set

The US Navy Paint Set gives you a selection of the most popular colours used by vessels of the burgeoning nation. Get your fleet table ready! During and immediately after…

Black Seas: Rigging your Ships

Though the new Black Seas miniatures are fantastically detailed, you can add an extra level by using thread to attach rigging lines to your ships. Many of the new model…

Black Seas: The Royal Navy

Discover the Great British Royal Navy in all its glory and sail your tall ships into history as the Admiral of your own fleet in Black Seas! The Royal Navy…

Black Seas: The French Navy

Discover the French Navy in all its glory and sail your tall ships into history as the Amiral of your own fleet in Black Seas! The French Navy The French…

Black Seas: Painting your Fleet

Getting excited about setting sail with our brand new game; Black Seas? We’ve got an article on how you can go about painting your ships! In the Carronade Era, there…

Black Seas: Frigates & Brigs Flotilla

The Frigates & Brigs Flotilla box allows you to field these vessels in Black Seas. Though not the largest ships, they play a vital role in your fleet. Frigates Frigates…

Black Seas: 3rd Rates Squadron

The 3rd Rates Squadron sails into Black Seas. A fine addition to a fleet of any nation; they harboured a great balance between power and manoeuvrability. A 3rd rate ship,…

Black Seas: L’Orient

A 118 gun ship of the line, Orient was the flagship of the French fleet at the Battle of the Nile, where she was destroyed in a spectacular explosion. Orient…

Black Seas: French Navy Fleet

The French Navy Fleet is an excellent starting point for launching into Black Seas. It has a great variety of ships to crush your foes upon the waves. The French…

Black Seas: HMS Victory

A 104 gun ship-of-the-line, HMS Victory was the flagship of the Royal Navy fleet at the Battle of the Trafalgar, Great Britain’s most famous naval victory. HMS Victory was a…

Black Seas: Royal Navy Fleet

The Royal Navy Fleet is an exceptional starting point for bringing the illustrious sailing ships of the Royal Navy to battle in Black Seas. The Royal Navy By the late…

Black Seas: Fleets, Squadrons & Flotillas

Looking for another way to get started with Black Seas? We’ve put together a few different deals to fill up your harbours! Royal Navy & French Navy Fleets These sets…

Black Seas: Rulebook and Starter Set

Take to the high seas in our brand new fleet battle game – Black Seas! We’ve got a limited number of special edition rulebooks, so get them before they’re gone!…

Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet

With the release of Black Seas just around the corner, we’re heading back to 1776 to look at the battle of Turtle Gut Inlet! Situated at the mouth of the…

HMS Emerald & The Hunt for the Santisima Trinidad

Ships acquired a colourful history over the course of their life – this week, we’re taking a look at the career of one humble frigate – HMS Emerald! HMS Emerald…

Focus: Third Rates (1770 – 1830)

3rd Rate vessels formed the bulk of a Navy’s fleet, a perfect compromise between size, power and manoeuvrability. We look at their role in Black Seas. The Rating System Britain’s…

Black Seas – Designer Notes, by Gabrio Tolentino

Black Seas is the Warlord Games Age Of Sail era fleet ship-of-the-line combat game set between 1770 and 1830. In this article, Warlorder Gabrio Tolentino takes us through an overview…

Frequently Asked Questions: Black Seas

Wow, we’ve had such a great response from everyone at Salute and online so we’ve asked Author Gabrio to put together this FAQ to answer some of the burning questions…