- Admiral Nelson, Trafalgar
Sails of Glory is a game system that allows players to recreate naval battles during the Age of Sail, using cards and pre-painted and assembled ship miniatures.
In Sails of Glory players will sail and fight with massive ships-of-the-line or swift frigates, in an age where the armies and fleets of the French Emperor Napoleon I battled across the seas, against the powerful Royal Navy of the British Empire in dramatic naval battles, such as Trafalgar and the Battle of the Nile.
This Sails of Glory Starter Set is a complete game for 2-4 players that includes everything you need to recreate the epic naval battles of the of the “Age of Sail”, but may be expanded with additional Ship Packs to allow for larger battles with different ships.
Sails of Glory is fast playing and easy-to-learn. The Basic Rules give you a very simple starting point to start playing minutes after opening this box. After you’re familiar with the Basic Rules, or if you are an experienced gamer, you may use the Standard or Advanced Rules, to make the game more challenging and realistic.
Four ships, two French and two British, are included, each ship complemented by a specific manoeuvre deck and ship log. Also included is a full colour rulebook, counters and accessories, to start playing out of the box in mere minutes.
Expansions will also be available please see below.
Each Sails of Glory Ship Pack is a historically accurate 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 manoeuvre cards.
32 guns Concorde & Amazon class frigates
The Concorde Class frigates were fifth-rate, 32-guns, fast and manoeuvrable ships. They were armed with twenty-six 12-pounder long guns on the main battery and lighter pieces of artillery – four 6-pounder guns on the forecastle and two on the poop deck – and were designed for a crew of 280
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.
74 guns Téméraire & Bellona/ Elizabeth class ships-of-the-line
The Téméraire Class is 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 upper deck, and 16 8-Pounder guns in the quarterdeck and in the forecastle.
The Elizabeth class was almost identical in size, layout and structure to the Bellona class, and had only slight variations in the shape of the underwater hull. The Elizabeth class ships of the line were a class of eight 74-gun third rates, designed for the Royal Navy by Sir Thomas Slade.
The Bellona Class is considered a prototype for the iconic 74-gun ships of the latter part of the 18th century. 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.