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

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

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 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

Battle Report – Kidd’s Privateers vs English Buccaneers

Ever since the post-NPBtL errata came out, I've been eager to play William Kidd again! With a new version of Strict available, he's much more attractive as a commander for larger naval game. The following report covers a 350 point naval game vs my friend, Guy. I mentioned to him that I wanted to play … Continue reading Battle Report – Kidd’s Privateers vs English Buccaneers

Battle Report – Tower Ambush: English Buccaneers vs. French Caribbean Militia

This is my third report on the Tower Fort Ambush Scenario! After seeing the Attacker roundly beaten twice in two previous games I felt I had a better idea how to approach the scenario as the Attacker. In this game I load my English up with explosives and try to burn down the stubborn French … Continue reading Battle Report – Tower Ambush: English Buccaneers vs. French Caribbean Militia