Blood and Plunder Exclusives and Special Releases

By Bryan Longoria If you’re new to Blood and Plunder you may not know about the exclusive figures floating around out there. Here’s a quick round up of exclusive miniatures to date. Howard Pyle The Howard Pyle exclusive miniature was the 35k stretch goal from the  original Blood and Plunder Kickstarter. It’s the perfect miniature to use … Continue reading Blood and Plunder Exclusives and Special Releases

Battle Report: The Buccaneer’s Companion Scenario III – The Battle of El Real Santa Maria

A Hitherto Undiscovered Description of the Battle of El Real Santa Maria, Where in the Well Trained Spanish Militia Fought Against the Vagaries of the English Buccaneers and their Traitorous Allies By Guy Rheuark This is a battle report for the third battle of the Buccaneer’s Companion Vol. I, a free expansion that Firelock Games … Continue reading Battle Report: The Buccaneer’s Companion Scenario III – The Battle of El Real Santa Maria

Faction Overview – French Expeditionary Forces

By Guy Rheuark Expeditionary Forces are military groups European powers would gather and send to other countries. Often a mix of professional soldiers, militia, and mercenaries, the practice of forming these groups by the French carried on into the 20th century. In Blood & Plunder, the French Expeditionary Forces faction is the closest thing the … Continue reading Faction Overview – French Expeditionary Forces

Solo Battle Report: Capture the Settlement – Northeastern Woodland Tribes vs North American English Militia

This was a solo game testing out a new scenario from the upcoming Queen Anne's War expansion. This scenario is still a work in progress and feedback is still relevant and helpful at this point (August/September 2020) so please chime in if you have any thoughts! For this solo game I basically of used the … Continue reading Solo Battle Report: Capture the Settlement – Northeastern Woodland Tribes vs North American English Militia

Battle Report: The Buccaneer’s Companion Scenario II – The Navio de Aviso

This is the second game in the set of 6 historical scenarios released by Firelock Games as an Organized Play kit in the first quarter of 2020. You can find a battle report on the first scenario here. I'm playing this campaign with my friend Guy who will be contributing Battle Reports on some of … Continue reading Battle Report: The Buccaneer’s Companion Scenario II – The Navio de Aviso

Battle Report: The Buccaneer’s Companion Scenario I – Portobello

By Guy Rheuark A Record of the Brave Spanish Militia of Portobello Fighting the Cruel English Buccaneers I had an opportunity to start a play through part of The Buccaneers Companion, Firelock Games 2020 organized play expansion with Joseph Forster. It is exciting to play as the Spanish in this campaign. Historically they lost every … Continue reading Battle Report: The Buccaneer’s Companion Scenario I – Portobello

Strategies and Tactics in Blood & Plunder: Deciding What to Bring to War and Making a List

By Guy Rhueark After learning to play Blood & Plunder and buying your first miniatures there are a wealth of strategies and tactics that not only make each game exciting moment to moment, but let you carry lessons you learn from one game to the next. Gameplay isn’t the only way to learn, though. You … Continue reading Strategies and Tactics in Blood & Plunder: Deciding What to Bring to War and Making a List

Battle Report: Amphibious Raze – French Royal Navy vs Spanish Tercios

I have an epic battle report for you today! This was a 400 point amphibious game using a large wooden palisade fort manned with cannons and plenty of Spanish muskets vs the French Navy in a Corvette and the massive Galleon with my friend, Guy Reuark as admiral.  I've been working on play testing rules … Continue reading Battle Report: Amphibious Raze – French Royal Navy vs Spanish Tercios

Battle Report: Land Escort – Flibustier Nau vs Portuguese Bandeirantes

I finally played a French faction! Here's a quick 200 point battle report pitting my French led by Francois L'Olonnais against my friend Bryan's Portuguese led by Francisco Dias Velho. The Forces I chose to play the Flibustier Nau, Francois L'Olonnais's personal force. This faction is a much more limited version of the French Buccaneers … Continue reading Battle Report: Land Escort – Flibustier Nau vs Portuguese Bandeirantes

Solitaire Battle Report – English Buccaneers vs Portuguese-Brazilian Tercios

I'm back with another COVID solo game. Firelock Games sent me some fort bastions to run through some play test games and here's my first game using them. These bastions are basically enlarged and fortified corners for the Palisade Fort and give platforms and clear fields of fire for artillery inside the fort. As it … Continue reading Solitaire Battle Report – English Buccaneers vs Portuguese-Brazilian Tercios

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 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

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