Onto the ship then. HMS Paul is not only a third rate boat of the line like her counterparts, HMS Peter and HMS Anne, Paul is a transport ship able to carry up to 20 soldiers or marines and their cargo or a good amount of goods, which makes her incredibly useful. yet for all her cargo carrying capabilities HMS Paul has to concede in others, she is normally unarmed but can carry up to 4 guns like the others at the expense of hold space for ammunition. also as a transport he is designed and built differently, for the extra weight she carries she has 2 large square sails instead of one and a triangular one which reduces manoeuvrability, also she has a much larger rudder but this makes the tillers job a bit harder as even with all the cogs and pulleys he still needs to put his back into it.
HMS Paul has 3 main functions;
- to carry and/or troops cargo up rivers and along the coasts of Oronegro,
- to conduct beach landings/ assaults i.e. getting troops from ships onto the shore
- and finally to aid in establishing either military and or civilian positions along river banks and coast lines. to this end she must sometimes become a fishing vessel.
|3 third rate boats of the line sail on new seas, now a desk instead of the table behind the desk... because the table is covered in hobby equipment.|
|the strange looking but strong bow covered in the name of vessel of which it is but a part|
|a view over the bow at the front sail the anchors at the side the other ships moving around HMS Paul|
|a look at the deck and the great big hatch that sets her apart and the tiller so similar to those on HMS Anne and HMS Peter but much harder to use.|
|the stern with the normal captains shed and flag. the rudder is as you can see larger and the main sail makes it hard for the captain to run into his shed|
|from above Paul shows off her shape|
|sail and bow comparison time. Paul has much more straight line speed when empty but full is similar in speed|
|a fanciful shot of the flotilla... these 3 will soon take on the mighty Abigail and her pirate crew|
|a sailor comes up from below decks, he is one of the converted Robin hood figures I have mentioned and although he is done many of his friends have still some way to go... one appears in need of a line thrown to him|
|CAPTAIN WE APPEAR TO BE UNDER ATTACK FROM SOME GIANT SEE MONSTER|