The Amazon Class frigates of 1773 were fifth-rate, 32-guns British ships with a main battery of 12-pounder guns, plus 18-pound carronades and 6-pounder guns in the quarterdeck and in the forecastle. The designed crew was of 220. It comprised 18 ships; the Amazon, Ambuscade and Thetis were launched in 1773; the second batch - Cleopatra, Amphion, Orpheus, Juno, Success, Iphigenia, Andromache, Syren, Iris, Greyhound, Meleager, Castor, Solebay, Terpsichore and Blonde - were launched in 1779 to 1787.
The HMS Ambuscade 1773 was built at Depford and served in the Royal Navy during the American Revolution. It was captured by the French corvette Bayonnaise in December 1798, when blockading Rochefort, and then brought into French service as Embuscade. The frigate was recaptured by the British in May 1803.
The HMS Cleopatra 1779 had a long career in the Royal Navy, seeing service during the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War, and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. During the latter wars she fought two notable engagements with larger French opponents.
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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