Intro We’ve completed two weeks of the 2023 Summer of Plunder Campaign. The plundering continues apace! If you’re just joining us in this campaign, or returning after participating in previous years, we have added some new elements this year, foremost being the campaign map that tracks the power, progress, and strategic skill of each nation … Continue reading Week 2 Update – Summer of Plunder 2023
This is a review of the Blood & Plunder expansion Fire on the Frontier by Firelock Games released in early 2022. Fire on the Frontier is full of things I like. I have played several games using the new factions, rules, and scenarios. This review details this book's contents, how I feel about them, and … Continue reading Fire on the Frontier – Blood & Plunder Expansion Book Review
What a week of plunder! We just finished the 11th week of the campaign and you guys have logged almost 1,300 games! This week saw the nation race tighten, our player count reach almost 150 different players, and saw a remarkable unity in accomplishing the week’s scenario objective. Nation Report England had a huge week … Continue reading Week 12 Summer of Plunder Update
In this video Guy covers painting technique for painting a Firelock Palisade Fort with birch logs. https://youtu.be/wU89mnlYRu4
The folks at OnTableTop recently did an interview about Fire on the Frontier with Mike, Liam, and Joseph. You can watch the 47 minute video on YouTube here or in the video below. https://youtu.be/sdzLKgJJH0M Topics include chatting about the new material in the book, the research process, the design process, favorite new elements and a … Continue reading Fire on the Frontier Review with OnTableTop
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!
Fire on Frontier is releasing any day now! As of today (January 8th), the book had been shipped from the printer to Firelock Games so it should be shipping soon! Fire on the Frontier has a whole chapter devoted to Fortifications and one of the best and most interesting structures (in my opinion) in that … Continue reading Blockhouse Spoilers & Models
The Spanish masonry fort in St. Augustine, Florida as long been on my list of historical sites to visit and I was finally made it! Built in the late 17th century, Castillo San Marcos helped the Spanish maintain their presence in Florida into the mid 18th century, withstanding two significant sieges, first in Queen Anne's … Continue reading Castillo San Marcos Tour
By Joseph Forster I got a chance to travel to Florida and see some of the historical Spanish locations throughout the state. First on my 3-day tour was the mission and fort at Mission San Luis in Tallahassee. Here are some pictures from my afternoon with Rufus DeVane at the San Luis Mission Park. The … Continue reading Mission San Luis Tour
This interview is part of a series of articles spotlighting players in the Blood & Plunder community. Please enjoy this written interview with David Stanley. Hi David, and thank you for giving us some of your time and participating in this interview. Please introduce yourself as a person and as “a gamer.” I have been … Continue reading Blood & Plunder Player Spotlight – David Stanley
We have another video up on our YouTube channel. This is a hobby video looking at painting the Stone Tower Fort. https://youtu.be/YVdkuAE7OMc I kind of panicked with how dark the black wash looked halfway through the video but it dried just fine.
I've been given permission to share some details from one of the new factions in the upcoming (and ever impending) French & Indian Wars Vol 1 (previously known as Queen Anne's War) expansion. Let's explore a new Spanish faction! Historical Background Before we look at the game rules and details for the Spanish Mission Garrison, … Continue reading New Faction Preview- Spanish Mission Garrison
Here's a full review of the Spanish Militia faction on our YouTube channel. We look at this large faction by looking at the various ways you can play this large and interesting faction. https://youtu.be/ZbZt2zEG3Og
By Joseph Forster This is the 4th and final part in a full series of articles on force building in Blood & Plunder. In the first article we looked at some general tips on generic force building, in the second article we looked at building for land games and then we looked at the various ways to … Continue reading Force Building IV: Building for Amphibious Games
By Joseph Forster This is part 2 in a series of 4 articles on force building in Blood & Plunder. In Part 1 we looked at some basic ideas for building any force, and this article will build on that content. Here we will briefly go over some ideas for making forces specifically suited to … Continue reading Force Building II: Building for Land Games