Belle Poule

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Belle Poule
Belle Poule Front Side.png
Rate 5th Rate
Guns 38
Chasers Stern Chasers
Broadside Weight
Cannon Broadside Weight 198 pd
Carronade Broadside Weight 568 pd
Battle Rating 180
Total Crew 280
Sailing Crew 110
Max Speed 11.75 kn
Turn Rate 3.25
Structure
Bow Armour Hit Points 956
Side Armour Hit Points 3825
Stern Armour Hit Points 383
Structure Hit Points 1913
Armour
Bow Armour Thickness 36 cm
Side Armour Thickness 60 cm
Stern Armour Thickness 24 cm
Sail Hit Points 3825
Mast Thickness 105 cm
Rigging Type Square
Draught Deep
Cargo Capacity 225
Cargo Slots 10
Crafting Level 15

 General Description

One of the most popular frigates in the game, the Belle Poule is considered the best all around 12-pounder frigate. She has a nice balance of speed, maneuverability and firepower.

Armament

The Belle Poule being a 12pd frigate can carry 12pd cannons on her gun deck, alternatively she can also carry 32pd carronades on her gun deck. On her weather deck she can carry either 6pd cannons or 24pd carronades. Her stern chasers similarly to the weather deck can either be 6pd cannons or 24pd carronades

Deck Cannon Count Cannon Size Carronade Size
Gun Deck 28 12pd 32pd
Weather Deck 10 6pd 24pd
Stern Chasers 2 6pd 24pd

Characteristics

The Belle Poule is largely equivalent to the generic Frigate, having the same number of crew and guns, except the generic Frigate can carry 18-pounder guns on her lower deck One would think that this would be a major weakness, but the Belle Poule has more structure than the frigate does. Her hull shape, similar to the Renommee, makes shots seem to ricochet more off of her hull. The Belle Poule also seems to be one of the easiest frigates to sail, as she seems to be very forgiving while tacking.

SailingProfileBELLEPOULE.png

Here is the Sailing Profile of the Belle Poule. She sails much like the Frigate; sluggishly, with a poor turn rate and a narrow sailing preference between points 135 and 150. Similar to the other frigates, the Belle Poule will lose speed but perform somewhat decently on a beam reach but sailing upwind is punished with a rapid loss of way.

A flaw with her is that she does not have bow chasers, thus making her less effective in trying to chase down an enemy in the battle instance.

How to get Crafting recipe

You can get the crafting recipe of the Belle Poule by crafting Frigates or Renommees, you can also get the recipe by Breaking up Belle Poules

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Last Verified Name
23rd of June 2016 OlavDeng2