The campaign is here! The Summer of Plunder has begun! From now until Labor Day, Blood & Plunder (and O&I) players around the world can participate in a war for plunder and glory. You can find the full details on how the campaign works including prizes, rules, and everything else, over on the Campaign Home … Continue reading Week 1 – 2022 Summer of Plunder Campaign Launch
By Joseph Forster The Spiritual Leader is one of my favorite Characters in the game and I've become increasingly obsessed with collecting appropriate models for the various forces I regularly play. The obsession has become all-consuming so I figure if I make a blog post about them, that will get it out of my system … Continue reading Spiritual Leader Models
By Joseph Forster I recently added a new brigantine to my fleet and wanted to share some pictures. I really didn't know what I was doing when I got my first brigantine with the original Kickstarter back in early 2017, so it held the honor of being the ugliest ship in my fleet. The Brigantine … Continue reading Completed Brigantine
By Dan Carlson, Guy Rheuark, and Joseph Forster Before we move ahead with our thoughts, I’d like to let you know how we came across these treasures. It was a dark night, and our humble piragua La Pigmente had come across a Merchantman owned by the Firelock Trading Company known as Kii-Kstarter. It was quiet … Continue reading Raise the Black Preview – Legendary Pirate Models Review
By Joseph Forster The more I play Blood & Plunder, the more I enjoy the Fortune mechanic in the game. Wargames have to have some element of randomness and chance or they become an exercise in math. Relying on dice and cards drawn from a deck, Blood and Plunder has plenty of non-predictable elements. Chance, … Continue reading Strategies and Tactics in Blood & Plunder: Fortune Points
By Joseph Forster I just got the new model for the Legendary English commander from Fire on the Frontier painted up and I wanted to share some pics and some history. Benjamin Church had a long and impressive career leading colonial forces against both Native Americans and the French through King Philip's War, King William's … Continue reading Completed Legendary Benjamin Church Model
By Dan Carlson Ahoy there mateys! The Boyar of the Brethren had noticed that despite the absolute treasure trove of articles we have available, we don’t currently have one on the original Pirates of the Caribbean! So today we are going to remedy that! Grab your cutlass, eye patch, hat, and get ready to take … Continue reading Faction Overview – Brethren of the Coast
By Joseph Forster New model time! It's been a while since we had new sculpts to paint! Not that I've worked through my metal pile of shame... (but it is increasing in value faster than my stocks.) The Fire on the Frontier small book expansion introduced three new Native American units to Blood & Plunder. … Continue reading Completed Pniese Models – Miniature Review & Showcase
Here's our video review of the Longboat in Blood & Plunder. https://youtu.be/jBv6NCjZ60s You can find our written review of the Longboat, along with all the other ships in Blood & Plunder, here on the blog.
By Joseph Forster As the Raise the Black Kickstarter moves towards completion, I know we’re all getting impatient for this expansion! It's been a long wait! One of the (several) curses of the Kickstarter model is the span of time between the hype of the campaign and delivery of the product. It’s easy to either … Continue reading Book Recommendations for Raise the Black
By Joseph Forster The new Native minis for the Fire on the Frontier have finally arrived and I have started getting them painted up. Today I want to share some pictures of my completed King Philip legendary commander miniature. King Philip (or Metacom), one of the central characters of King Philip's War, was a Wampanoag … Continue reading Completed Legendary King Philip Model
By Joseph Forster Legendary Commanders each get their own custom faction in Blood & Plunder and these factions, while being less flexible than many of the more generic factions, offer some of the most interesting and (often) powerful force rules in the game. In this post we will look at the Morgan's Buccaneer's faction which … Continue reading Faction Overview – Morgan’s Buccaneers
By Joseph Forster I'm always on the lookout for good terrain at an affordable price. I recently made a couple orders with HRC Wargaming Scenery on Etsy and I wanted to share some pictures of the quality gaming terrain I received from them. HRC Wargaming Scenery is an online terrain supplier based in Poland. They … Continue reading Product Review – HRC Wargaming Scenery
By Dan Carlson Ahoy there everybody! Cap’n Dan is here to go over the Dutch Navy and everything you need to know about playing them! Reasons for Playing the Dutch Navy: Being able to take Heavily Built on all the ships in your Force. Your main sailors are more well rounded than other Nationalities’ equivalents. Because … Continue reading Faction Overview – Dutch Navy
By Joseph Forster At long last, Fire on the Frontier has been released! Sort of. You can now get your digital pirate fingers on the pdf version of the new Fire on the Frontier expansion. The physical soft cover book and the new minis should be shipping soon. I got to help out with a … Continue reading Fire on the Frontier PDF Has Been Released!