Royal Navy Fleet 1770-1830

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By the late 1700s, Great Britain had established itself as the most prominent and powerful navy of the time. This was mostly due to the discipline and commitment of its sailors, and the quality of the training for its leadership positions. The only way to rise through the ranks of the Royal Navy was to prove your mettle in action and bypassing gruelling exams. This was coupled with a very well managed gunnery programme that trained the men to shoot rapidly and accurately. You can read more about the Royal Navy in the Age of Sail here.Why sail the Royal Navy?The Royal Navy's national special rules demonstrate the power of a Royal Navy fleet. Indeed, they'll have a great bearing on how you select the components of your fleet. The quality of the Royal Navy's training is represented by their 'Drilled' special rule, which confers a bonus to shooting, and the 'Admiralty' rule confers an extra level of reliability to each of your ships.As such you may find yourself fielding a smaller number of ships than other fleets, though you'll be able to deck these ships out with upgrades. Each will have a staying power and reliability both in sailing power and in unleashing their weaponry. The Royal Navy is poised to dominate the Black Seas.Contents:3 plastic frigates6 plastic brigs3 plastic third rates1 resin first-rate1 bomb ships baseA selection of metal figureheads and backplates for famous Royal Navy Ships:HMS Ajax - a 74 gun third-rate ship of the lineHMS Colossus - a 74 gun third-rate ship of the lineHMS Mars - a 74 gun third-rate ship of the lineHMS Indefatigable - a 44 gun frigate from 1795 (she was originally a 64 gun third rate)HMS Euralys - a 36 gun frigateHMS Naiad - a fifth-rate frigateRoyal Navy Flags, Sails & rigging sheets + Bobbin for RiggingGame cards and wake markersModels supplied unassembled and unpainted