Commerce de Bordeaux 1784
The Temeraire Class ships of the line was and remains the most numerous class of capital ships ever built, with 67 built between 1782 and 1824 for the French navy. These third-rate, 74-guns ships had a designed crew of 700. They were armed with 28 36-Pounder guns in the lower deck, 30 18-Pounder guns in the upperdeck, and 16 8-Pounder guns in the quarterdeck and in the forecastle.
The British HMS Impetuex 1796 was the former French ship America 1788. The Royal Navy captured her in 1794 at the Battle of the Glorious First of June. She then served with the British under the name HMS Impetuex until she was broken up in 1813. She became the prototype for the Royal Navy America-class ship of the line.
The Commerce de Bordeaux was funded by a "don des vaisseaux" (fundraising) donation from Bordeaux. She was laid dawn in 1784 and acquired in 1785. Renamed Timoleon in 1794, she took part in the Battle of the Nile under Captain Louis-Leonce Trullet, and was the last fighting French ship of the battle, exploding after three days, on August 2nd.
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.
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