East Indiamen were large merchant ships, sailing under the flag of major European trading powers on behalf of the powerful East India companies. While their main purpose was to transport goods and passengers, they were often well–armed so they could defend themselves, but they were normally not very fast ships. The crew and number of guns varied widely, depending on the type of service the ship was performing.
The Bertin was an East Indiaman used for long–distance trading during the eighteenth century. She was later converted into a ship of the line, taking advantage of her design, already suitable for a warship. She was commissioned into the French Marine Royale in 1770 under King Louis XVI, at which time her armament was doubled – Bertin became a fourth rate with 56 guns and a crew of more than 300 men. This ship pack can also be used to represent the French ex–merchant ship “Berryer 1759 (1770)”.
One 1/1000 scale model
Special base with game stats
1 ship log
1 ship card
Box Size: 4.33 x 4.72 x 2.36 in (11 x 12 x 6 cm)
Box Weight: ~ 3.5 oz (0.1 kg)
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. The ship base, ship card and ship log are printed on two sides – The game data of a second ship is printed on the back.