Blood & Pigment is a blog about Blood & Plunder, a 28mm pirate-themed, skirmish miniatures wargame by Firelock Games set in the Golden Age of Piracy. We are a premiere place for the latest news, ship building tutorials, army building stats, force list recommendations, pirate themed wargaming terrain, painting hobby tutorials and much more.
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Latest News and Articles for Blood & Plunder
Blood & Pigment releases multiple new articles, videos and content for the game nearly every week. Here are the most recent articles:
- Spanish Call to Arms – 2023 Summer of PlunderSpanish, to arms! Summer of Plunder approaches and the Spanish must prevail.
- Blood & Plunder at The St. Augustine History FestivalLast Updated on June 1, 2023 Guest article by Garrett Swader. Photos by Jake Farris Playing Blood & Plunder in St. Augustine Sometimes I have the urge to reconnect with the past and experience the history our hobby represents. Or sometimes I just feel like playing a game outside. Recently I had the privilege to … Continue reading Blood & Plunder at The St. Augustine History Festival
- Great Pirate Paint Off Update #7 – Prizes!Last Updated on May 29, 2023 The entry period is over for the Great Pirate Paint Off contest for Blood & Plunder and Oak & Iron and voting is ongoing for the People’s Choice Awards. In this post we’ll be awarding some of the other prizes! There will be one final post for this contest … Continue reading Great Pirate Paint Off Update #7 – Prizes!
- Building 24 Unique Blood & Plunder SailorsLast Updated on May 26, 2023 The new Blood & Plunder multi part miniatures are great. The instructions for some of the kits can be a tiny bit frustrating. They work, but they don’t fulfill my wildest dreams for miniature instructions. In this article, we are going to give specific parts lists and photos of … Continue reading Building 24 Unique Blood & Plunder Sailors
- Are You Ready for Summer of Plunder 2023?Last Updated on June 2, 2023 The third annual Summer of Plunder campaign is just around the corner for the Firelock Games pirate gaming community! In this article we will outline what the event is, what is new this year, how to participate, the general timeline of the campaign, and give a preview of some … Continue reading Are You Ready for Summer of Plunder 2023?
- Great Pirate Paint Off People’s Choice VotingLast Updated on May 27, 2023 It’s time to vote for the finalists in the Great Pirate Paint Off event! Voting will run for 2 weeks, closing June 4th. You can vote once per day in each category (on the honor system). Please don’t game the system and make us add email verification… Select your … Continue reading Great Pirate Paint Off People’s Choice Voting
- Great Pirate Paint Off Painting Contest – Update #6Last Updated on May 21, 2023 The Great Pirate Paint Off event has moved to the next stage! We’re a little behind on our intended timeline, but the event moves on to People’s Choice voting on May 22nd. Check the bottom of this article for a detailed timeline for the conclusion of this event. This … Continue reading Great Pirate Paint Off Painting Contest – Update #6
- Blood & Plunder Quick Reference and GlossaryLast Updated on May 19, 2023 We have some great resources to share with you today! Community member Paul Kingtiger has created some wonderful tools for the the Blood & Plunder community: a rules summary sheet, a complete glossary and a collection of event, weather and critical damage tables. We had the opportunity to use … Continue reading Blood & Plunder Quick Reference and Glossary
- Dutch Caribbean Militia (Raise the Black): A Faction OverviewLast Updated on May 15, 2023 The Dutch Caribbean Militia are a preexisting Blood & Plunder faction, but they get a new update in the Raise the Black Expansion. This article covers all the details on the faction, units and commander options, tactics and force lists suggestions. While the Dutch are fading on the world … Continue reading Dutch Caribbean Militia (Raise the Black): A Faction Overview
- 18th Century Bermuda Sloop – Blood & Plunder Ship OverviewLast Updated on May 10, 2023 Ship Overview – Bermuda Sloop The Bermuda Sloop is a small swift vessel popular throughout the Caribbean during the Age of Sail. With a shallow draft and high top speed, it was an extremely popular vessel among pirate crews. In the game of Blood & Plunder, it is quickly … Continue reading 18th Century Bermuda Sloop – Blood & Plunder Ship Overview
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