The Bellona Class is considered a prototype for the iconic 74-gun ships of the latter part of the 18th century. The Arrogant, Ramillies, Egmont, and Elizabeth classes were almost identical in size, layout, and structure, and had only slight variations in the shape of the underwater hull. The Bellona Class had a designed crew of 550 and was armed with 28 32-Pounder guns in the lower deck, 28 18-Pounder guns in the upper deck and 18 9-Pounder guns in the quarterdeck and in the forecastle.
The HMS Bellona 1760 was the first of the class, which comprised other four ships were launched from 1760 to 1762. She had a long career, having served in the navy for over 50 years, an unusually long time for one of the old wooden ships.
The Elizabeth Class comprised six ships launched from 1769 to 1787. One of them was the HMS Berwick 1775, which fought the French at the Battle of Ushant (1778) and the Dutch at the Battle of Dogger Bank (1781). Captured during the French Revolutionary Wars, she served under the name Le Berwick with some success and at the start of the Napoleonic Wars until the British recaptured her at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Designed to be used with the tactical ship-to-ship game system created by Andrea Angiolino and Andrea Mainini, each Sails of Glory Ship Pack is a ready-to-play model, painted and assembled, 100% compatible with any other Sails of Glory game product.
In each pack you will find all you need to play with the ship: a special base with gaming stats, a ship log and a specific deck of maneuver cards.