Faction Overview – The French Buccaneers

By Guy Rheuark The French Buccaneers were one of the most feared factions in the Caribbean during the 17th century. Most likely leaving France as economic, religious, or political refugees, these interlopers started on Hispaniola and Tortuga hunting wild cattle and boar, working with the natives and learning how they smoked meat on a boucan. … Continue reading Faction Overview – The French Buccaneers

Faction Overview – French Expeditionary Forces

By Guy Rheuark Expeditionary Forces are military groups European powers would gather and send to other countries. Often a mix of professional soldiers, militia, and mercenaries, the practice of forming these groups by the French carried on into the 20th century. In Blood & Plunder, the French Expeditionary Forces faction is the closest thing the … Continue reading Faction Overview – French Expeditionary Forces

Battle Report: Amphibious Raze – French Royal Navy vs Spanish Tercios

I have an epic battle report for you today! This was a 400 point amphibious game using a large wooden palisade fort manned with cannons and plenty of Spanish muskets vs the French Navy in a Corvette and the massive Galleon with my friend, Guy Reuark as admiral.  I've been working on play testing rules … Continue reading Battle Report: Amphibious Raze – French Royal Navy vs Spanish Tercios

Battle Report: Land Escort – Flibustier Nau vs Portuguese Bandeirantes

I finally played a French faction! Here's a quick 200 point battle report pitting my French led by Francois L'Olonnais against my friend Bryan's Portuguese led by Francisco Dias Velho. The Forces I chose to play the Flibustier Nau, Francois L'Olonnais's personal force. This faction is a much more limited version of the French Buccaneers … Continue reading Battle Report: Land Escort – Flibustier Nau vs Portuguese Bandeirantes

The French Nationality and Factions

By Guy Rheuark In Blood & Plunder each nationality has certain distinctives that make it interesting and unique. Joseph Forester has 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 from Spanish Corsairs) and those articles get into … Continue reading The French Nationality and Factions

Battle Report: Amphibious Escort – Black Caribs vs French Caribbean Troupe à Cheval

It's been a full three months since I got a play a game with a real live opponent! My local game store was able to open up a few of their gaming tables recently and I met up with my friend Guy to play his 200 point game.  Both of us had fresh forces to … Continue reading Battle Report: Amphibious Escort – Black Caribs vs French Caribbean Troupe à Cheval

Faction Overview – French Caribbean Militia

By Guy Rheuark Based on Saint-Domingue and a smattering of other islands, France controlled some of the most wealthy sugar plantations in the Caribbean. The people who lived in these towns were well acquainted with defending themselves from the Spanish. It is in these towns the Boucaniers retired and thrived, lured by the French crown … Continue reading Faction Overview – French Caribbean Militia

Battle a Report – Spanish Tercios vs. French Caribbean Militia

This game was a test game for a new scenario coming out in the next rule book that will be covering more 18th century forces and scenarios. This was a casual 200 point land game with my friend Guy. The Forces I've been playing English in our current campaign so I took this chance to … Continue reading Battle a Report – Spanish Tercios vs. French Caribbean Militia