Battle for supremacy on the high seas in this fast-paced starter set. This black sea game allows you to recreate the exciting sea battles of the age of sailing in all their splendour. Using a unique and innovative initiative system based on the most important factor of sailing fighting: the wind. Additional rules allow you to fight in a “battle line”, turn on land batteries, rake your enemies with witty initial broadcasts or catch ships in heroic boarding actions. And this in avoiding such hazards to navigation such as fog benches, fire ships and shipwrecks. The rules allow you to fleets consisting of ships from the smallest cannon boats to the true giants of the waves, the powerful warships of the 1st Class, enough. Also included are rules for famous ships such as Bucentaure, Snatissima Trinidad, USS Constitution and the legendary HMS Victory. Black Seas also provide national rules for the four main protagonists of the era: the French, Spanish, American and Royal Navies, including rules for such renowned commanders as Commodore Decatour, Admiral Villeneuve and the inimitable Admiral Lord Nelson. The thirteen scenarios encompassed between trade robbers, blockages and battles that eventually gumbered in the deployment that defined sea battle in the age of sail: The Battle of Trafalgar. The Master and Commander Starter Set comes with everything you need to play games of the Black Sea and represents the powerful Royal Navy of Britain against their old enemies – the ships of the French Navy. Frigates and brigs bounce together on the high seas as you compete with your fleet! Fire as she wears it! The Black Seas Master & Commander Boxed Game contains: A4 Softback Rules, Highly Detailed 1:700 Scale Plastic Ship Models – Three Frigates and Six Brigs, Plastic Ship Mounting Guides, Printed Acetate Ratlinen, Full Colour Sail Sheets, Rigging Thread, Full Colour Royal Navy, French Marine and Buccaneer / Pirate Flags, 1 A0 Size Double Sided Sleeping Full Mat, 3 Punch Perforated boards (islands, sandbenches, martello towers, rulers, game tokens, etc.), wake sheets, ship data cards, black sea wool – smoke & fire, play cubes (8 D10s, 2 D6s).