Profiles

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…

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: 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,…

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: 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: 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: 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…

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…