Black Seas: French Navy Paint Set

The French Navy Paint Set gives you a selection of the most popular colours used by French vessels; perfect for getting your fleet to the table.

Black Seas: French Navy Paint Set

French hulls were usually yellow or red, with black stripes, sometimes with blue details. We have used a light shade of yellow for our French and added an upper blue stripe on most of the ships to unify the look of the fleet. Masts were yellow with white, black or blue Tops, Bands and Yards.

French Ships

French Navy Paint Set

Below is a list of the paint bundle’s contents, as well as a guide to its usage with French Navy vessels, as shown in the above image.

  • Army Painter Black: Hull, masts, anchors and gun barrels
  • Vallejo 976 Buff: Hull and masts
  • Vallejo 963 Medium Blue: Inner Hull and side panelling
  • Army Painter Oak Brown: Deck, lifeboat inners, gun carriages
  • Vallejo 820 off-white: Keel, masts, lifeboats
  • Vallejo 310 (Panzer Aces) Old Wood: Deck details
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The French Navy Fleet box set is an exceptional starting point for launching a French Navy into the Black Seas. It contains 3 plastic frigates, 6 plastic brigs, 3 plastic Third Rate ships-of-the-line, 1 resin first-rate and 1 bomb ships base.

Black Seas: French Navy Fleet (1770-1830)

Miniatures supplied unassembled and unpainted


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Set your shipwrights to work on a French fleet with this bundle which nets you the famous Orient as well as the Master & Commander starter box. As well as including the full rules, you’ll find an additional three frigates and six brigs. You’ll also get sails, rigging and flag sheets for all your ships and all the ship cards, wake markers and tokens that you’ll need to play.

The Starter Set comes with an exclusive 28mm miniature – the Sea Wolf! Brandishing a pistol, with a dirk strapped to his arm, this ferocious fighter is the perfect starting point for a Black Powder landing party!

Black Seas Fleet Battles - Le Français (1770 - 1830)

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