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

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

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 – Armada de Barlovento vs Jean Hamlyn’s Pirates

I finally got to play the Pirates! My friend Nick has been exploring the Spanish more and we met up for another game this weekend. Inspired by rewatching the Firelock Games/Beasts of War video of a 300 point naval game, I chose to play the Pirate faction led by Jean Hamlyn for this 230 point … Continue reading Battle Report – Armada de Barlovento vs Jean Hamlyn’s Pirates

Armada de Barlovento – A Faction Breakdown

The Armada de Barlovento has many similarities to the Spanish Guarda Costas but overall it's a more well-trained and hard-hitting faction. Adding Soldados as core units and moving Marineros Piqueros into the core column really changes the flavor of this Spanish naval faction. Force RulesYou can tell it's going to be a fairly strong faction … Continue reading Armada de Barlovento – A Faction Breakdown