How I Stopped Making Horrible Messes and Learned to Love the Render PowderI've been working on a lot of 4Ground terrain lately and I wanted to share some technique and tips that I've picked up along the way. Much of the Ports of Plunder line of product comes with a "Render Powder" that has to … Continue reading 4Ground Render Powder
We got to release an exclusive set of Beta Rules for the Palisade Fort (and some other fortifications) and we want to celebrate by giving away a complete 8-piece fort kit! All you need to do to get your name in the pool is drop a comment either on this post on this blog or … Continue reading Palisade Fort Giveaway!
By Joseph Forster Here are rules for the Palisade Fort! We have an exclusive pre release ruleset at Blood & Pigment! Liam Taylor and I have been working on these rules for Firelock Games on and off for months now and I'm excited to offer the Blood & Plunder community this fortifications supplement now. This … Continue reading Fortification Supplement Beta Release
I've finished building another set of 4Ground buildings from their Port of Plunder series and I couldn't be happier. I started with the Hovel set and they were fairly simple and a good first experience for me. This set of 3 Colonial Port Houses was more complex and took more time, but building on the … Continue reading 4Ground Ports of Plunder Colonial Houses Set
By Joseph Forster Firelock Games recently partnered with 4Ground to create a whole new line of Port of Plunder terrain and buildings for 28mm games set in the Caribbean. The folks at 4Ground very kindly sent me a selection of these products and I've been working away at building them up and I'm very pleased! … Continue reading 4Ground Terrain – Port of Plunder Hovels
How to Make Piers for Blood & Plunder the Easy (Slow) Way By Guy Rheuark With a full third of the game scenarios being amphibious, it is important to have places ships can dock. While you might think your sloop can just belly up to a sandbar, drop anchor, and throw grapples, it cannot. Any … Continue reading Terrain Building: How to Make 28mm Piers
I picked up another piece of terrain from Gale Force Nine's Battlefield in a Box series. This piece isn't as good of value at a MSRP of $35, but it's a very nice piece that gives you some instant interest on your battlefield. It's nice to have some variation in elevation and for some reason … Continue reading Easy Terrain – Large Rocky Hill
Terrain is an important part of Blood & Plunder and it's something I can't manage to stop collecting! A nice variety of terrain options makes your games interesting and fresh. You can make a lot of your terrain and making something yourself makes your gaming table unique. You can often save some money making it … Continue reading Easy Terrain – Large Pine Wood
Firelock Games has recently released several pieces of resin terrain and I'm starting to get some painted up. This is a quick review and painting tutorial for the Farmed Field piece that sells for $10.00. The painted example on the website looks fine. It looks like they primed and then brushed on a coat of … Continue reading Firelock Terrain – Farmed Field
Wargamers are always on the lookout for terrain! I recently discovered a couple products from Wizkids that impressed me and I thought I would share them here. Wizkids has been producing massive amounts of miniatures over the past few years and they've recently started releasing some fun terrain elements as well. I've bought some of … Continue reading Easy Terrain – Wizkids Homestead
My fort arrived! It took me a while to get around to ordering it but it arrived last week and I've been pecking away at it in the little time I've had for painting recently. I did a very quick and simple paint job that probably took less than 2 hours from start to finish. … Continue reading Stone Tower Fort
Blood & Plunder needs terrain so I'm always on the lookout for good pieces to add to my collection. I've bought a couple 4Ground building kits before and I really like them so I decided to try one of their tree kits. This is their Young Birch tree set. The set comes with 5 pre-painted … Continue reading Terrain Building: 4Ground Young Birch Grove
Using terrain at sea in Blood & Plunder seems a bit counter intuitive. However, every time I read the setup for a naval game the rule book mentions the possibility of adding terrain. What kind of terrain is there in naval games? The most common danger of the era were shoals. Shoals are areas where … Continue reading Creating Shoal Terrain for Blood & Plunder
I recently completed some foam landmasses to make amphibious games more enjoyable. This entire project costs about $25 and took me about 3 hours to complete. I will be posting some step by step guides here in the future.