A cardinal vessel
Arguably my favourite ship in my A&A collection. HBG’s own ships are far more detailed & on a slightly larger scale than Hasbro/Wizards’ offerings. As well as this French fleet I have several of HBG’s battleships, cruisers & carriers; every one of them worth it. The Richelieu is one of the biggest, sailing in at (67x8mm - 2.6x0.3in), it even dwarfs the Bismarck & Iowa, (Eur 1940 1sted). It has fantastic detail that would look phenomenal if painted, & the colour is comparable to the game’s French units. It’s worth letting France fall just to get one of these on the board.
Reviewed by: Daniel McCarthy PM1536184 from Dublin, Ireland on 6/11/2020