SGN: HMS Protee 1780 / HMS Argonaut 1782

SKU ARESGN109C
Release Date 12/12/2016
Retail Price $21.90
Manufacturer Ares Games
Category Miniatures and Miniature Games
UPC 8054181512830
Weight (lb) 0.277

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Description

The Artésien class included five French 3rd rate ships of the line, built at Brest to a design of Joseph-Louis Ollivier. They were armed with 64 cannons and had a designed crew of 570-580 men. They were armed with 26 24–Pounder guns in the lower deck, 28 12–Pounder guns in the upperdeck, and 10 6–Pounder guns in the quarterdeck and the forecastle.After being captured off the coast of Spain by Lord Robert Manners, the Protée was commissioned in the Royal Navy as the third rate HMS Prothee. She was converted to serve as a prison ship in 1799, and broken up in 1815. Eight of her small cannons were purchased by John Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland and are currently at Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire. The cannons are still fired on special occasions, such as weddings and the Duke's birthday.The ship base, ship card and ship log are printed on two sides–the game dataof a second ship is printed on the back. This ship pack can also beused to represent the British Caton Class ship–of–the–line “HMSArgonaut 1782.”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 the ship: a special base with gaming stats, a ship log and, a specific deck of maneuver cards.