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Bar Code:  5060572505148
Part Number:  WGBS-792010001
Publisher:  WARLORD GAMES

 

Frigates

Frigates were perhaps the hardest-worked of warship types during the Age of Sail. A small warship with a perfect balance of speed, armament and resilience that made it one of the perfect vessels for single-ship action and privateering against merchant ships. It usually had one main gun deck as well as the guns positioned on the top decks. These were categorised as either 5th or 6th rate within the British Rating System, dependent on the number of guns they mounted.

The 5th rates were the archetypal frigates of the period. Used for single-ship actions and privateering, they could make their crews very rich as a result of the share of the prize money for any captured ship. A frigate was a desirable posting for a Royal Navy officer as they often saw action, so glory and promotion were more likely in addition to monetary benefits.

Frigates scouted for the fleet, went on commerce-raiding missions and patrols, and conveyed messages and dignitaries. Usually, frigates would fight in small numbers or singly against other frigates. They would avoid contact with ships-of-the-line; Indeed, even in the midst of a fleet engagement, it was bad etiquette for a ship of the line to fire on an enemy frigate which had not fired first... Wargamers take note!

Brig

A two-masted square-rigged vessel, with between 10 and 18 cannons, frequently used in combat actions by various navies. Ships with less than 20 cannons were considered Unrated. These were not really meant to participate in large battles – that was the domain of the ships of the line. However, they were the vessels of choice for privateers and still played a valuable role during larger battles, relaying orders and messages in a similar fashion to the 6th rates.

The Frigates & Brigs Flotilla box contains all you need to get these vessels to the tabletop. These are suitable for navies of any nation. The kit includes a bobbin for rigging your vessels, detailed sails and pennants for every nation, as well as all the gaming materials for using the vessels in your games of Black Seas.

This box set contains:

  • 2 plastic frigates & 4 plastic brigs
  • Printed sails
  • ship cards
  • Wake markers
  • Bobbin for rigging
  • Acetate Ratlines
  • Sheets of flags & pennants

Please Note:

  • One Frigates & Brigs Flotilla 1770-1830 set supplied.
  • Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly may be required.

We do not hold a huge amount of stock but do operate a live stock system. Below is an explanation of our stock statuses & shipping information:

IN STOCK: We have your item in stock & will ship immediately, however if this item is combined with an item not currently held or available to pre-order all items will be shipped when all are in stock, we do not ship part orders.

PRE-ORDER: These items are available to order for day of release or soon after, the expected date of release is stated but please be aware that manufacturers do not always release on time, all items will need to be in stock before shipping, we do not ship part orders.

AVAILABLE TO ORDER IN: We do not currently hold the item in stock but it is available from our suppliers, we order once per week from suppliers & if the item is in their warehouse delivery to us is 4-14 days after you place your order. If placing an order that combines more than one of the stock statuses please be aware we only ship when all items are in stock, we do not ship part orders.

OUT OF STOCK: We currently do not have stock of the item & have no fixed date for its return & the item cannot be ordered, once we have a date of stock arrival the status will change to PRE-ORDER.

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Standard economy charge on all UK orders under £50 are charged at a flat rate of £3.95 (*UK mainland only, Highlands, Islands & other remote locations may incur an extra charge which we will inform you of before dispatch) unless otherwise specified (i.e by means of a free delivery promotion). 

Shipping to the EU is available on nearly all products, if you come across a product that does not allow shipping please contact us for a personal quote. Delivery charges on all EU orders start at £7.95.

Timescales for delivery:

We use Hermes and Royal Mail to deliver our smaller items, most items will be dispatched from our warehouse the following working day.  The delivery aim from Royal Mail and Hermes is 3 working days.  Please allow 7 working days in total for your items to arrive, unless the item is a pre-order. Larger items that are in stock are normally dispatched using a specialist parcel carrier & will need a signature upon delivery, if you are not in when the delivery arrives a card will be left so that an alternative time for delivery can be arranged.

Please note we do not part ship orders, a combined in stock order and a pre-order will ship when all items are in stock.

Pre-Orders

We are happy to offer the opportunity to pre-order some of our items to ensure you don't miss out on an item for which we are awaiting stock. These items will ONLY be dispatched once we have received our stock.

Please note your payment for the item will be taken immediately.

We add an expected date for stock arrival to the pre-order but please be aware that this is subject to change.

We will endeavour to notify you as soon as we are made aware of any change of expected stock fulfilment date. 

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