Posts Tagged ‘Pirates’

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 […]

Read it on http://www.boardgameking.com/

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…

Pirates

Posted on May 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by


It was a Theme Round last week on the Lead Adventure Forum’s Lead Painter’s League. The theme was “Ship’s Crew”. I’d originally thought I’d do some Hasslefree Miniatures as spaceship crew… but then I ended up king of running out of time and just cranked out a few random pirates I had left over. I’m not even sure where they came from…

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

Yarrrrr! Pirates!

I lost last weeks (with the above pirates), which put me way down tin the ranks… So I worked my ASS off on this week’s entry… only to be matched up with Curt(CUUUUUUURRRRRRRRT!) . Actually I don’t at all mind losing to a guy like Curt – because he is just such a superb painter… It was a bit dispiriting though, having worked so hard and really been hoping for a win this week… gah!

I have to admit I guess I just don’t get how the match-ups work – I thought with a Swiss Draw the first two in the standings are paired off, then the next two, etc… perhaps they have a system built in so that people don’t get paired up with the same participants…? I don’t know… 

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Um….? Maybe this week’s entry… sometime next week… Not really working on much else at this point. Perhaps I’ll get a game in…? I don’t know. Everything seems to have gone CrAzY around here and I can’t seen to get anything done. 

Pirates

Posted on May 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by


It was a Theme Round last week on the Lead Adventure Forum’s Lead Painter’s League. The theme was “Ship’s Crew”. I’d originally thought I’d do some Hasslefree Miniatures as spaceship crew… but then I ended up king of running out of time and just cranked out a few random pirates I had left over. I’m not even sure where they came from…

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

Yarrrrr! Pirates!

I lost last weeks (with the above pirates), which put me way down tin the ranks… So I worked my ASS off on this week’s entry… only to be matched up with Curt(CUUUUUUURRRRRRRRT!) . Actually I don’t at all mind losing to a guy like Curt – because he is just such a superb painter… It was a bit dispiriting though, having worked so hard and really been hoping for a win this week… gah!

I have to admit I guess I just don’t get how the match-ups work – I thought with a Swiss Draw the first two in the standings are paired off, then the next two, etc… perhaps they have a system built in so that people don’t get paired up with the same participants…? I don’t know… 

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Um….? Maybe this week’s entry… sometime next week… Not really working on much else at this point. Perhaps I’ll get a game in…? I don’t know. Everything seems to have gone CrAzY around here and I can’t seen to get anything done. 

Build Report: 8396 Soldier’s Arsenal

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

Today’s build report is a small boxed set from the 2009 Pirates II line, and one I bought rather a lot of to boost my Imperial force.While at 12 parts and a minifigure, this would be a polybag nowadays, shortly under a decade ago they came in small lit…

Arkanaut Frigate

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

This is the first GW model I have seen in ages that I could be persuaded to purchase, especially with my steampunk fixation still running high. I say “could”, as at £50 (US$80) it is a significant amount of cash. It should be available with 10% off from an independent reseller, which would make it … Continue reading Arkanaut Frigate

Cutlass! – 4 Way Prisoner Hunt.

Posted on April 17th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Easter Sunday and a simple low key affair. Four warring factions looking to bag themselves a bunch of prisoners who hold valuable information. But with Four factions and only three Prisoners some one is bound to lose.The three Prisoners are chained up …

Cutlass! – 4 Way Prisoner Hunt.

Posted on April 17th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Easter Sunday and a simple low key affair. Four warring factions looking to bag themselves a bunch of prisoners who hold valuable information. But with Four factions and only three Prisoners some one is bound to lose.The three Prisoners are chained up …

Black Sails season 4

Posted on April 12th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

And so one of the finest television shows of the past years has come full cycle.Now, ever since they announced that this would be the last season, everyone a bit familiar with the setting and the story would know it would all be about “character clean …

Legends Of The High Seas

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

The third of our recent pirate games was with Games Workshop’s Legends Of The High Seas rules. We had found over the last few weeks that Osprey’s On The Seven Seas was way too slow and not quite what we were looking for. Cutlass was much better with a nice dice mechanism but an activation … Continue reading Legends Of The High Seas