Blood & Pigment is a blog dedicated to the game of Blood & Plunder, a 28mm skirmish style, miniatures wargame by Firelock Games set in the Golden Age of Piracy. This is the premiere place to find all the latest news, ship building tutorials, army building stats, force list recommendations, terrain and painting hobby tutorials and much more.
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Latest News and Articles for Blood & Plunder
Blood & Pigment releases new articles and content for the game nearly every week.
- Building a French Raiders Force: Part 1Last Updated on March 26, 2023 I (Dan) have been looking to diversify my Blood and Plunder miniatures for some time. I have tons of sailors and lots of militia, and I’ve mainly bounced between Pirates and Dutch for most of my gaming “career”. After watching the movie Prey (2022) that I gravitated towards one … Continue reading Building a French Raiders Force: Part 1
- Pierre Lemoyne d’Iberville – New Blood & Plunder Miniature PreviewNew mini preview from Firelock Games. New sculpt for French Commander Pierre Lemoyne d’Iberville.
- Small Arms – Blood & Plunder Sea Tactics Pt 3Last Updated on March 15, 2023 There are many ways to build a force in Blood & Plunder. In this series, we’ve identified 6 different styles of forces people build for sea games and we’re going to look at each one individually. The 6 types for sea forces this series covers includes: Each of these … Continue reading Small Arms – Blood & Plunder Sea Tactics Pt 3
- The Great Pirate Paint Off Entry GalleryLast Updated on March 15, 2023 This is the current set of entries for the 2023 Great Pirate Paint Off painting contest It will continue to get updated as the contest progresses! You can find rules, details, and entry form for the contest here.
- Great Pirate Paint Off Painting Contest – Update 1Last Updated on March 15, 2023 The Blood & Plunder painting contest has been running for two weeks now and we’ve got about 50 entries so far. In this Great Pirate Paint Off update, we’re going to take a look at some of these great entries, see which nations have been well represented so far, … Continue reading Great Pirate Paint Off Painting Contest – Update 1
- Fast Boarding – Blood & Plunder Sea Force Building Pt 2Last Updated on March 15, 2023 Fast Boarding Builds Nobody tell Joseph, but this is Dan and I’ve hijacked this article in our sea force building series! Boarding is a very “High Risk/High Reward” style of play! This is what I would consider the second most common way to play games of Blood and Plunder … Continue reading Fast Boarding – Blood & Plunder Sea Force Building Pt 2
- Great Guns – Blood & Plunder Sea Force Building Part 1Last Updated on March 15, 2023 Roll out the great guns! There are many ways to build a force in Blood & Plunder. In this series, we’ve identified 6 different styles of forces people build for sea games and we’re going to look at each one individually. The 6 types for sea forces this series … Continue reading Great Guns – Blood & Plunder Sea Force Building Part 1
- Fire on the Frontier – Blood & Plunder Expansion Book ReviewLast Updated on March 8, 2023 This is a review of the Blood & Plunder expansion Fire on the Frontier by Firelock Games released in early 2022. Fire on the Frontier is full of things I like. I have played several games using the new factions, rules, and scenarios. This review details this book’s contents, … Continue reading Fire on the Frontier – Blood & Plunder Expansion Book Review
- Pirate Music for Pirate GamingLast Updated on March 1, 2023 Music can enhance (or detract from) your experience playing a game like Blood & Plunder. The right music can also make your painting time more enjoyable! Here’s an interesting selection of pirate, “faux pirate,” colonial and historical music that might enhance your gaming and painting sessions for Blood & … Continue reading Pirate Music for Pirate Gaming
- The Great Pirate Paint Off Contest is Live!Last Updated on February 27, 2023 Grab your brushes and get to painting! The Great Pirate Paint Off is live! This event is a friendly painting contest for Blood & Plunder and Oak & Iron players around the world. With the Summer of Plunder campaign event scheduled for June-August this year, we’re hosting this contest … Continue reading The Great Pirate Paint Off Contest is Live!
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