First Rate Ship of the Line (ETW unit)

First Rate Ship of the Line
First Rate
Faction: France Great Britain Spain United States
Range: 500 500 500 500 500
Accuracy: 30 40 30 30 30
Reloading skill: 10 10 25 10 20
Hull strength: 8368 8568 8772 8368 8772
Speed: 12 13 12 12 12
Maneuverability: Low Low Low Low Low
Morale: 10 10 11 10 11
Turns to build: 2 2 2 2 2
Recruitment cost: 3240 3350 3310 3200 3250
Upkeep cost: 810 830 820 800 810
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The first rate is the largest type of “ship of the line of battle”, intended to be the centre of any fleet. These are very expensive and powerful vessels.

While these warships are among the most powerful vessels afloat, they are poor sailors, being both slow and unresponsive. This is not a serious shortcoming because, armed with around 100 cannons firing 32-, 24- and 18-pounder balls on their three decks, they can fire a terrible and destructive broadside. They carry a crew of over 800 sailors, gunners and marines and have more artillery than most land armies. Their cost, however, is a drawback and few navies can afford to build or maintain more than a handful of them.

Historically, first rates were never common, and hardly ever sent to overseas stations. They existed purely to fight in set-piece battles, and were not used for mundane duties such as protecting merchantmen, policing the seas and hunting down privateers.

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Available for:

Austria France Great Britain Maratha Confederacy Ottoman Empire Poland-Lithuania
Prussia Spain Sweden United Provinces United States

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