Battle Report: Buccaneer’s Companion Scenario V – La Serena

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

Battle Report: Storm the Fort – Dutch Privateers vs English Caribbean Militia

Here's another fort report! This one was fast and brutal with less finesse or nuance. This was a 300 point game played with my friend Bryan and our local game store, Geeks & Games in Oregon City. The Forces I've had a lot of experience playing Spanish in the fort recently so this time I … Continue reading Battle Report: Storm the Fort – Dutch Privateers vs English Caribbean Militia

Battle Report: Buccaneer’s Companion Scenario IV – The Battle of Perico

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

Battle Report: The Buccaneer’s Companion Scenario II – The Navio de Aviso

This is the second game in the set of 6 historical scenarios released by Firelock Games as an Organized Play kit in the first quarter of 2020. You can find a battle report on the first scenario here. I'm playing this campaign with my friend Guy who will be contributing Battle Reports on some of … Continue reading Battle Report: The Buccaneer’s Companion Scenario II – The Navio de Aviso

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

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

Battle Report – French Expeditionary Force vs South American Tribes

After a drought of about 5 weeks or so of no real Blood & Plunder games (excluding the demo day earlier this month), I got 2 solid games in with my friend Guy this weekend. Here's a report on the 200 point land game that pitted the French Expeditionary Force against the South American Natives. … Continue reading Battle Report – French Expeditionary Force vs South American Tribes

Spanish 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 Rules You can tell it's going to be a fairly strong … Continue reading Spanish Armada de Barlovento – A Faction Breakdown