The Unaligned “Nationality” and Factions

In Blood & Plunder each nationality has certain distinctives that make it interesting and unique. I’ve been writing a series of articles that look at distinctives of individual factions (there are several factions within each nationality i.e Spanish Militia are very different than Spanish Corsairs) and those articles get into the nitty-gritty details of units, abilities, and strategies. This … Continue reading The Unaligned “Nationality” and Factions

The Native American Nationality and Factions

In Blood & Plunder each nationality has certain distinctives that make it interesting and unique. I’ve been writing a series of articles that look at distinctives of individual factions (there are several factions within each nationality i.e Spanish Militia are very different than Spanish Corsairs) and those articles get into the nitty-gritty details of units, abilities, and strategies. This … Continue reading The Native American Nationality and Factions

The Spanish Nationality and Factions

In Blood & Plunder each nationality has certain distinctives that make it interesting and unique. I've been writing a series of articles that look at distinctives of individual factions (there are several factions within each nationality i.e Spanish Militia are very different than Spanish Corsairs) and those articles get into the nitty-gritty details of units, abilities, and strategies. … Continue reading The Spanish Nationality and Factions

The English Nationality and Factions

In Blood & Plunder each nationality has certain distinctives that make it interesting and unique. I've been writing a series of articles that look at distinctives of individual factions (there are several factions within each nationality i.e English Buccaneers are very different than English Caribbean Militia) and those get into the nitty-gritty details of units, abilities, and strategies. … Continue reading The English Nationality and Factions

Battle Report – Logwood Cutters vs English Caribbean Militia

I've been wanting to get some more experience with some of the Unaligned factions and I recently got to play this land game using the Logwood Cutters faction vs my friend Kevin playing the English Caribbean Militia for the first time. My local game store, Geeks & Games in Oregon City hosted us for this … Continue reading Battle Report – Logwood Cutters vs English Caribbean Militia

Faction Overview – Logwood Cutters

The Logwood Cutters faction is basically the land-based "piratey" unaligned faction in Blood & Plunder. This faction is primarily a shooting faction with strong ranged models with Buccaneer Guns as core units and a variety of sailor and elite marksmen as support units. Firelock's website description of the Logwood Cutters reads: Logwood cutters were rough … Continue reading Faction Overview – Logwood Cutters

Faction Overview – French Caribbean Militia

By Guy Rheuark Based on Saint-Domingue and a smattering of other islands, France controlled some of the most wealthy sugar plantations in the Caribbean. The people who lived in these towns were well acquainted with defending themselves from the Spanish. It is in these towns the Boucaniers retired and thrived, lured by the French crown … Continue reading Faction Overview – French Caribbean Militia

Finished Galleon

At long last I've finished the massive galleon! I've had it since I got my NPBtL Kickstarter package 15 months ago and I've been working on it here and there for a long time. It was a big project that kind of intimidated me and took up my entire painting desk so I ended up … Continue reading Finished Galleon

Faction Overview – English Pirate Hunters

Historically it appears the Pirate Hunters were a diverse lot, ranging from Militia volunteers, Royal Navy veteran to Boucaniers who were likely nearly as lawless as the pirates they hunted. In Blood & Plunder, this faction is represented by a mix of seamen, Militia and Buccaneers. Their faction ability improves their melee ability which makes … Continue reading Faction Overview – English Pirate Hunters

Battle Report: Campaign Game 5 – Pirate Hunters vs Spanish Militia

My current local campaign has progressed to round 5. This is a non-standard campaign with Guy Rhueark, our "Campaign Master," playing NPC Spanish that players encounter if they fail to bump into another player's ship in our campaign map of the Caribbean. This round, my Pirate Hunters commanded by Thomas Clarke had the task of … Continue reading Battle Report: Campaign Game 5 – Pirate Hunters vs Spanish Militia

Battle Report – Campaign Game 4: Pirate Hunters vs Spanish Corsairs

My local custom campaign has proceeded to round 4 where my English Pirate Hunters encountered a Spanish Corsair Corvette. This is 200 point naval game again featured my custom commander vs Guy, who is running our campaign and playing NPC ships which the players might encounter The ForcesThe Corsair corvette was much different than any … Continue reading Battle Report – Campaign Game 4: Pirate Hunters vs Spanish Corsairs

Completed Heavy Cannons

I just finished a second pair of Heavy Cannons and I thought I'd post up a couple pictures. These cannons are impressively large. The Medium Cannons seemed pretty big before but these heavies dwarf the them. It's a good thing too because two heavies cost as much as six medium cannons! I have to say … Continue reading Completed Heavy Cannons

Battle Report – Campaign Game 2, Pirate Hunters vs Armada de Barlovento

After clashing with the English Buccaneers Commander Thomas Clarke sailed North hunting the Spanish treasure ship. Instead of finding a helpless merchant ship full of plunder my English Pirate Hunters came head to head with a patrolling Spanish warship! This second encounter in this campaign was fought against Guy, who is running the campaign and … Continue reading Battle Report – Campaign Game 2, Pirate Hunters vs Armada de Barlovento

Battle Report – Armada Landing Force vs French Buccaneers

This 200 point land game was a "make up" campaign game for Nick, another player in my local group. Nick is playing the Spanish Armada faction through the campaign and his trajectory through the Caribbean didn't cross with any other ships on this first turn of the campaign. Instead of fighting a sea battle like … Continue reading Battle Report – Armada Landing Force vs French Buccaneers

Completed Heavy Bark

I just recently finished my Brigantine alternate rig Sloop of War and I thought I'd keep my momentum going and reduce my pile of unpainted ship hulls by throwing together a Sloop with the Heavy Bark alternate rig found in No Peace Beyond the Line. The picture in the rule book of this alternate rigging … Continue reading Completed Heavy Bark

Battle Report – English Pirate Hunters vs Armada de Barlovento

This was a 200 point naval Encounter with Nick, used as a "warm up" for an upcoming campaign. My local club is about to start its third full campaign and we've taken liberties with the campaign rules. This time were simplifying it a bit and adding some story elements. I love the campaign as it's … Continue reading Battle Report – English Pirate Hunters vs Armada de Barlovento

Battle Report – French Canadian Militia vs Caribbean Tribes

This was a 200 point land game and part of our "project" to see if the Native factions, specifically the Native factions with Poisoned Arrows, could be defeated with some sneaky French factions. The Forces Both forces are very similar to the forces used in my last battle report with the French fielding lots of … Continue reading Battle Report – French Canadian Militia vs Caribbean Tribes