Posts Tagged ‘Pirates’

International Naval Wargaming Day 2017

Posted on July 31st, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

That nice chap David Manley has launched the first International Naval Wargaming Day, scheduled for Sunday 6th August, the birthday of Fred T. Jane, no less. I thought this was a genuinely brilliant idea, so am very happy to spread the message a little…

Pirates at the Port of Gierburg

Posted on July 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

After finishing the basic section of the Port of Gierburg gaming board, I thought it would be a good opportunity to set up a little diorama on the new board. It is also a good opportunity to finally present my pirate crew painted by Simon Bradley …

Pirates at the Port of Gierburg

Posted on July 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

After finishing the basic section of the Port of Gierburg gaming board, I thought it would be a good opportunity to set up a little diorama on the new board. It is also a good opportunity to finally present my pirate crew painted by Simon Bradley …

‘Blood & Plunder’ pirate game on exquisite terrain

Posted on July 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Last night I played my first game of Blood & Plunder by American company, Firelock Games. Blood & Plunder is a 28 mm historical miniatures wargame set in the 17th century during the golden age of piracy. When Alix Barclay showed me his … Continue reading

General Update – HistoriCon, Blood & Plunder, and 3D Printer

Posted on July 19th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Hello all!  Well, believe it or not, I’ve been very busy!  I’ll have several updates posting after this one and through the weekend.HistoriConHistoriCon 2017 happened this past weekend.  While I’ve always wanted to go it just have never …

General Update – HistoriCon, Blood & Plunder, and 3D Printer

Posted on July 19th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Hello all!  Well, believe it or not, I’ve been very busy!  I’ll have several updates posting after this one and through the weekend.HistoriConHistoriCon 2017 happened this past weekend.  While I’ve always wanted to go it just have never …

Man Overboard – Blood and Plunder

Posted on July 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Yes, man overboard!  This has been a great week with almost everything I’ve ordered to get my pirate project underway having arrived.  I’m still waiting on:- My buildings from Brigade Games (from their Caribbean line).- My Unaligned dice set …

Man Overboard – Blood and Plunder

Posted on July 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Yes, man overboard!  This has been a great week with almost everything I’ve ordered to get my pirate project underway having arrived.  I’m still waiting on:- My buildings from Brigade Games (from their Caribbean line).- My Unaligned dice set …

Throwback Thursday: Pirates of the Cursed Seas

Posted on July 6th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Not so long ago, Midwest Wargaming reviewed (by battle report) Blood and Plunder, a Historical game from Firelock Games. Blood and Plunder was already a game on my radar, since it has many things I love: Pirates; Opponents of Pirates; Pirate Ships; flipping cards; and little plastic soldiers. But, the more I learn about the game, the more I focus on what it is not: the Greatest Game of All Time (before 2008)! Pirates of the Cursed Seas was a constructible card game, made by Wizkids and originally released as “Pirates of the Spanish Main” in 2004. The last set was released in November of 2008, before Topps temporarily killed Wizkids. Immediately it was a heart winner, and hyped for good

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Arrrgh Matey! Blood and Plunder!

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Hey folks!  Well, I squarely blame Ivor Evans from the Saturday Mornings blog for having planted some latent seed in my brain about Blood and Plunder some time ago (around the time of the first Kickstarter for it).  At the time I saw some of …

Arrrgh Matey! Blood and Plunder!

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Hey folks!  Well, I squarely blame Ivor Evans from the Saturday Mornings blog for having planted some latent seed in my brain about Blood and Plunder some time ago (around the time of the first Kickstarter for it).  At the time I saw some of …

Blood and Plunder: First Thoughts

Posted on June 20th, 2017 under . Posted by

With my jungles finished, my lanceros painted and my Spanish dwellings ready to be raided, one of my usual gaming buddies Chris and I finally got some of our forces from the Blood and Plunder kickstarter on the table.Being our first game we stumbled th…

Blood and Plunder: First Thoughts

Posted on June 20th, 2017 under . Posted by

With my jungles finished, my lanceros painted and my Spanish dwellings ready to be raided, one of my usual gaming buddies Chris and I finally got some of our forces from the Blood and Plunder kickstarter on the table.Being our first game we stumbled th…

Top 10 Pirate Board Games

Posted on June 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Let us introduce the top ten pirate games. All those games are about the good old age of sailing ships and treasures when the cutlass was making the law. Top 10 pirate board games I’ve described below are full of this atmosphere of the endless seas, desperate attacks, and mysterious treasure maps. Let’s start! Yo-ho-ho […]

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Making Jungle Terrain

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

My game group is eager to get started on some Caribbean pirate action with Blood and Plunder, but we’re sorely lacking in appropriate terrain. We assembled some Spanish style resin buildings, but the pine trees, oaks and other temperate vegetation I ha…

Making Jungle Terrain

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

My game group is eager to get started on some Caribbean pirate action with Blood and Plunder, but we’re sorely lacking in appropriate terrain. We assembled some Spanish style resin buildings, but the pine trees, oaks and other temperate vegetation I ha…