Step by step guide to adding sails to your Blood & Plunder Ship.
The Piragua is a great little ship in the game of Blood & Plunder. It's fast, aggressive, and flexible and not a lot of downsides. Except the sails. I've never been a big fan of the plain, square sails that are the default for the Piragua. So I tried some other sail and rigging setups … Continue reading Alternate Rigs for the Piragua in Blood & Plunder
Showcase of completed Blood & Plunder Bermuda Sloop with tips on painting, sails, and rigging.
We looked at using the Sweeps trait on ships on Blood & Plunder ships in a recent article. In this post we will look at making simple representations of sweeps for your Blood & Plunder ships and boats. This is a very optional project for Blood & Plunder players, but it can be fun to … Continue reading Crafting Sweeps for Blood & Plunder Ships
Article by Adam Horton - Adapted from Facebook post. Used with permission. Facebook posts can be hard to find and access, so Adam let us host his quick tutorial here. I've been making sails for Blood & Plunder ships for a couple years now as SteamKraken Studio, and while I once posted all about my … Continue reading Cloth Sail Tutorial from SteamKraken Studios
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 24 unique Blood & Plunder miniatures … Continue reading Building 24 Unique Blood & Plunder Sailors
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 favorite entry, the click Submit Vote, … Continue reading Great Pirate Paint Off People’s Choice Voting
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 to inspire people to get their … Continue reading The Great Pirate Paint Off Contest is Live!
A collection of useful painting guides for various Blood & Plunder models, ships, and accessories.
Benjamin Hornigold is arguably one of the most important figures in the history of the Golden Age of Piracy. In fact, he is considered by many to be one of its "founding fathers". In this article, we'll cover Benjamin Hornigold's historical significance, how to make your own custom miniature, review his Blood & Plunder stats … Continue reading Benjamin Hornigold: Notorious Pirate & Privateer of the Caribbean
Review and showcase of the new Blackbeard model for Blood & Plunder.
As part of the Raise the Black Kickstarter project, Firelock Games has made a series of sprues of multi part, hard plastic miniatures for Blood & Plunder. The Sailors sprue is central to the Blood & Plunder 2 Player Starter Set which means most Blood & Plunder players have a few sets of the minis … Continue reading Sailor Models Showcase – Painted Blood & Plunder Miniatures
It's time to take a look at the Spanish pirate in the Pirates of Legend Captains Box! Of the 10 legendary minis in this box, Amaro "Pargo" Rodriguez Felipe is the only character not found in the Pirates chapter of Raise the Black. Spain has been a bit light on "Legendary Commanders" in this game … Continue reading Amaro “Pargo” – Painted Blood & Plunder Miniature
The Raise the Black expansion includes a huge number of new "legendary" pirate commanders. Not only has Firelock Games delivered historical, fun and interesting sets of rules for each of these pirate commanders, but they have produced a set of 10 unique sculpts which you can buy on a sprue. One of those new unique … Continue reading Charles Vane – Painted Blood & Plunder Miniature
Stede Bonnet is an entertaining and puzzling character. In Blood & Plunder, he's not very competent, but he's brave and won't back down from a fight. This miniature comes from the Pirates of Legend set of multi-part plastic miniatures, part of the Raise the Black Kickstarter. For this Stede Bonnet miniature paintjob, I based my … Continue reading Stede Bonnet – Painted Blood & Plunder Miniature