Here's our Faction Review Video for the English Buccaneers. https://youtu.be/24hhvHKU79M You can find a written review for the English Buccaneers here.
The Buccaneer's Companion organized play campaign has been out for well over a year now and it's time to do a review! Guy and I played the entire thing as Spanish and English, respectively. We started it in August 2020 and finished in December so we've had a while to reflect on the experience. In … Continue reading Buccaneer’s Companion Vol. 1 Review
We made it to the end! This is the last of the six scenarios in the Organized Play Buccaneers' Companion campaign that follows the English Pacific Adventure over 1680 and 1681. Guy and I have played all these scenarios choosing to play them in a variety of ways, sometimes using the suggested force lists, sometimes … Continue reading Battle Report: Buccaneer’s Companion Scenario VI – Arica
By Guy Rheuark This is the fifth battle in the The Buccaneer's Companion Vol. I. It has been a long campaign for the brave Spanish defenders. We defended against the English buccaneers in Portobello, killing them to almost a man. They retaliated and took one of our ships, in what is now known as The … Continue reading Battle Report: Buccaneer’s Companion Scenario V – La Serena
By Joseph Forster The English Buccaneers lead by Sharp, Hawkins, and "Zombie" Coxon have raided Portobello, tangled with the Guarda Costas, and stormed the Spanish fort at Santa Maria. The English have set their sights on Panama but they await reinforcements. The Spanish armadilla has spotted the English Buccaneers and has sent a fleet of … Continue reading Battle Report: Buccaneer’s Companion Scenario IV – The Battle of Perico
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
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
I've been doing a few games with the Palisade Fort recently and in this solitaire game, I test it in an amphibious scenario where it has to go up against a ship that can bring more cannons to bear on it. I increased the game size to 250 and used a much larger version of … Continue reading Solitaire Battle Report – English Buccaneers vs Spanish Miltia
I'm back with another COVID solo game. Firelock Games sent me some fort bastions to run through some playtest games and here's my first game using them. This is a "Control the Field" scenario using the Solitaire play rules. English Buccaneers vs Portuguese-Brazilian Tercios battle over a palisade These bastions are basically enlarged and fortified … Continue reading Solitaire – English Buccaneers vs Portuguese-Brazilian Tercios
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
This was an interesting campaign game. It was planned as a 2v2 naval encounter but coordinating 4 players can be difficult! The first 2 turns were just 1v1 and the 3rd and 4th ships can onto the board on turn 3 as reinforcements. It made for an interesting (and somewhat chaotic game)! The Forces I … Continue reading Battle Report – 2v2 Campaign Naval Encounter
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
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
The English Buccaneers are a professional nautical faction in Blood & Plunder that can provide a lot of fun force building options. This article looks at the factions rules, units and tactics.