Here is my new Langton Miniatures 1:1200 scale model of the Tops'l Schooner HMS Pickle. She carried 8 x 12 pounder carronades and a crew of 40. I have converted the model for use in "Sails of Glory" to carry dispatches, transfer the Admiral's flag, etc.
Under the command of Lt. J
ohn Richards Lapenotière, Pickle performed valuable tasks at Trafalgar, not possible for the much larger Ships of the Line.
She rescued survivors, towed dismasted vessels and was selected to take the dispatches: “Sir, we have gained a great victory. But we have lost Lord Nelson.”
Here Pickle is compared with much larger rated vessels in the Ares Sails of Glory fleet.
My next experiment in, terms of SOG compatibility, will be to see what can be done with Langton frigates, next time by a real Master.