The Trafalgar Project

A while back, I decided that I needed to come up with a theme to organize my fleets.  Since the most famous Age of Sail battle is Trafalgar, and my French and British fleets are the largest ones I have, it seemed to be the most obvious benchmark to use.  Now, that doesn't mean that I only purchase items that directly apply to Trafalgar; anyone who's been following this blog can tell that.  What it does mean is that I want to get my British, French and Spanish fleets in a condition so that one day, I can put on the battle of Trafalgar, with every ship represented.

Fortunately for me and any other gamers with the same obsession, Rod Langton has a list on his website of all the ships at the battle, along with which of his model hulls and sail sets are required (http://rodlangton.com/napoleonic/traflgr.htm). I don't normally use the sail setting advice, as I prefer most of my ships to be at battle sail or something close to it, and all of the British ships are all listed as Easy Sail or higher.

I've kept a copy of this list on my computer, and have updated it as I've finished the various ships I need.  However, by keeping on this blog, I'm hoping that I can remember to update it more regularly, rather than keeping it hidden away on the hard drive. The notations under the "Number of Guns" column are 74C=74 common class, 74M=74 Middling and 74L=a 74 Large.  "Fr" indicates a French prize.  In a perfect world it would be a French 74 hull with British running rigging, but I will probably use the standard French rigging scheme as that doesn't limit my use of the ships.


British Fleet
Ship Name
No. of Guns
Hull Ref.
Sail Set Ref.
Victory
100
NB20
ES1A
Royal Sovereign
100
NB22
ES1A
Britannia
100
NB39
ES1A
Temeraire
98
NB13 or 14
ES1A
Prince
98
NB45
ES1A or APS or higher
Neptune
98
NB13 or 14
ES1A
Dreadnought
98
NB13 or 14
ES1A or APS or higher
Tonnant
80
NB10
ES1A
Thunderer
74C
NB1 or 2
ES1A or APS or higher
Swiftsure
74M
NB3 or 4
ES1A or APS or higher
Spartiate
74Fr
NB12
ES1A or APS or higher
Revenge
74L
NB5 or 6
ES1A
Orion
74C
NB1 or 2
ES1A or APS or higher
Minotaur
74M
NB3 or 4
ES1A or APS or higher
Mars
74M
NB3 or 4
ES1A
Leviathan
74M
NB3 or 4
ES1A
Defiance
74C
NB1 or 2
ES1A or APS or higher
Defence
74C
NB1 or 2
ES1A or APS or higher
Conqueror
74M
NB3 or 4
ES1A
Colossus
74L
NB5 or 6
ES1A
Bellerophon
74C
NB1 or 2
ES1A
Belleisle
74Fr
NB11 or 12
ES1A
Ajax
74L
NB5 or 6
ES1A
Achille
74L
NB5 or 6
ES1A
Polyphemus
64
NB7 or 8
ES1A
Agamemnon
64
NB31 or 32
ES1A
Africa
64
NB7 or 8
ES1A or APS or higher
Naiad
38
NB17 or 18
ES1A or APS or higher
Sirius
36
NB16 or 49
ES1A or APS or higher
Phoebe
36
NB16 or 49
ES1A or APS or higher
Euryalus
36
NB16 or 49
ES1A or APS or higher
Pickle
10
Schooner
Sails set
Entreprenante
8
Cutter
Sail set
In Collection, Could use French model for this. Unassembled
The French fleet has 2 British 74s in it, and these will probably done just like the French prizes in the British fleet list.  That is, British hulls with British rigging schemes.  The Spanish ship is rigged just like the French ones are, so that is not a big deal.

French Fleet
Ship Name
No. of Guns
Hull Ref.
Sail Set Ref.
Bucentaure
80
NF5 or 6
ES1A
Formidable
80
NF5 or 6
ES1A or APS or higher
Neptune
80
NF5 or 6
ES1A
Indomptable
80
NF5 or 6
ES1A
Algésiras
74
NF3, 4, 15 or 16
ES1A
Pluton
74
NF3, 4, 15, or 16
ES1A
Mont-Blanc
74
NF3, 4, 15, or 16
ES1A or APS or higher
Intrepide
74Sp
NS3, 4, 21, 22
ES1A
Swiftsure
74Br C
NB1 or 2
ES1A
Aigle
74
NF3, 4, 15, or 16
ES1A
Scipion
74
NF3, 4, 15, or 16
ES1A or APS or higher
Duguay-Trouin
74
NF3, 4, 15, or 16
ES1A or APS or higher
Berwick
74Br C
NB1 or 2
ES1A
Argonaute
74
NF3, 4, 15, or 16
ES1A
Achille
74
NF3, 4, 15, or 16
ES1A
Redoutable
74
NF3, 4, 15, or 16
ES1A
Fougueux
74
NF3, 4, 15, or 16
ES1A
Héros
74
NF3, 4, 15, or 16
ES1A
Cornelie
40
NF14, 17 or 18
ES1A or APS or higher
Hermione
40
NF14, 17 or 18
ES1A or APS or higher
Hortense
40
NF14, 17 or 18
ES1A or APS or higher
Rhin
40
NF14, 17 or 18
ES1A or APS or higher
Themis
36
NF7 or 8
ES1A or APS or higher
Argus
Unrated
Brig
ES1A or APS or higher
Furet
Unrated
Brig
ES1A or APS or higher
In Collection


Spanish Fleet
Ship Name
No. of Guns
Hull Ref.
Sail Set Ref.
Santisima Trindad
130
NS12
ES1A
Principe de Asturias
112
NS9/10 or 19/20
ES1A
Santa Ana
112
NS19 or 20
ES1A
Rayo
100
NS15
ES1A
Neptuno (Montañés class)
80
NS21 or 22
ES1A or APS or higher
Argonauta (Montañés class)
80
NS21 or 22
ES1A
Bahama
74
NS3 or 4
ES1A
Montañés (Montañés class)
74
NS21 or 22
ES1A
San Augustin
74
NS3 or 4
ES1A
San Ildefonso
74
NS3 or 4
ES1A
San Juan Nepomuceno
74
NS3 or 4
ES1A
Monarca (Montañés class)
74
NS21 or 22
ES1A
San Francisco de Asis
74
NS3 or 4
ES1A

San Justo

74
NS3 or 4
ES1A
San Leandro
64
NS1 or 2
ES1A
In Collection,

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