Ironclad - Warrior class

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Basic Unit Statistics (can be modified by difficulty level, arts, skills, traits and retainers)

Recruitment Cost 18000
Upkeep Cost 2250
Marines 150 125%
Seamen 70 35%
Gunners 84 50%
Accuracy 10 14%
Reloading Skill 10 25%
Hull Strength 10000 100%
Morale 20 40%

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Very large, medium-speed vessel
  • Very large crew
  • Good range and accuracy
  • Excellent morale
  • Excellent firepower
  • Strongest armour available


  • Fast Reload - This increases the reload skill of a ship's crew for a short period of time.
  • Overheat Engine - This increases a ship's speed for a short period of time.
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Powerful, enormous iron beasts, the Warrior class have unparalleled armament.

The Warrior class ironclads are impressive, steam-propelled, ocean-going vessels, boasting strong iron hulls. Huge in scale, the ships are packed to the gunnels with rifle-armed crewmen who protect them from enemy attacks, should an enemy manage to get close enough to attempt a boarding. However, with the excellent firepower possessed by the Warrior class, few ships could get close enough to pose such an immediate threat. With all of this taken into account the crews of these ships have excellent morale. The Warrior class of warships was named after HMS Warrior, an earlier wooden British third-rate ship-of-the-line. Construction of the Warrior class began following construction of France's first ironclad warship, La Gloire. Sir John Somerset Packington, the First Lord of the Admiralty, was determined to see off any threat to the supremacy of the Royal Navy, and HMS Warrior was to be the largest warship the world had ever seen. When she was commissioned in 1861 she met these demands and more, she was over 60% larger than La Goire. She had also been conceived, designed and built before the French ship was launched. However, such was the speed of change in naval architecture at this time that HMS Warrior was superseded by faster, bigger and better-armoured vessels in less than a decade. She was eventually withdrawn from service in 1883.