Saturday, December 28, 2019

Le Bucentaure!

I give you one of my son’s GHQ ships. His research and details are second to none. When he’s home from college he takes over my painting bench! I don’t really mind since I really appreciate his passion for Napoleonic naval warfare. This ship is A 1/1200 scale model of “Le Bucentaure”. Launched in 1803, Le Bucentaure was a French 80-gun ship-of-the-line. She suffered heavy losses in the Battle of Trafalgar (1805) before being captured by the British “HMS Conqueror”.

She was captained by Vice-Admiral Louis-René de La Touche-Tréville.
And the ship!!