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.
The Belle Poule being a 12pd frigate can carry 12pd cannons on her gun deck, alternativly 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
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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 Renomee, 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.
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.