Intro Welcome to the Week 8 update for the 2023 Summer of Plunder. We had another 159 games entered, bringing the total to 1,270 games logged so far this campaign! This week saw lots of participation in the weekly objective to use Native units in forces, along with a little boost of the Native American … Continue reading Week 8 Update – 2023 Summer of Plunder
A full breakdown of the 2nd place force from the 2023 Adepticon Blood & Plunder tournament.
New mini preview from Firelock Games. New sculpt for French Commander Pierre Lemoyne d'Iberville.
Review and showcase of the new Blackbeard model for Blood & Plunder.
It's time to take a look at the Spanish pirate in the Pirates of Legend Captains Box! Of the 10 legendary minis in this box, Amaro "Pargo" Rodriguez Felipe is the only character not found in the Pirates chapter of Raise the Black. Spain has been a bit light on "Legendary Commanders" in this game … Continue reading Amaro “Pargo” – Painted Blood & Plunder Miniature
The Raise the Black expansion includes a huge number of new "legendary" pirate commanders. Not only has Firelock Games delivered historical, fun and interesting sets of rules for each of these pirate commanders, but they have produced a set of 10 unique sculpts which you can buy on a sprue. One of those new unique … Continue reading Charles Vane – Painted Blood & Plunder Miniature
Stede Bonnet is an entertaining and puzzling character. In Blood & Plunder, he's not very competent, but he's brave and won't back down from a fight. This miniature comes from the Pirates of Legend set of multi-part plastic miniatures, part of the Raise the Black Kickstarter. For this Stede Bonnet miniature paintjob, I based my … Continue reading Stede Bonnet – Painted Blood & Plunder Miniature
An overview of Piet Heyn and his special faction in Blood & Plunder
This simple force uses L'Olonnais in a 200 point force for land games. Nation: French Faction: Flibustiers Nau Commander: David Nau (Francois L'Olonnais) Points: 200 Theater: Land Source: No Peace Beyond the Line By Guy Rheuark David Nau in 200 Points This force uses the 37 point David Nau as a commander of four 8 … Continue reading David Nau in 200 Points
Intro We have finally come to the last week! The Summer of Plunder is coming to a close and an epic summer it has been. Entries were up to around 120 games this week, bringing the total to around 1,500 games logged in this campaign so far. Spain and England still struggle for the top … Continue reading Week 14 Summer of Plunder Update
Before we move ahead with our thoughts on the Legendary Captain models, I’d like to tell a tale of how we came across these treasures.... It was a dark night, and our humble piragua La Pigmente had come across a Merchantman owned by the Firelock Trading Company known as Kii-Kstarter. It was quiet, perhaps a … Continue reading Raise the Black Preview: Legendary Captain Pirate Models Review
By Joseph Forster I just got the new model for the Legendary English commander from Fire on the Frontier painted up and I wanted to share some pics and some history. Benjamin Church had a long and impressive career leading colonial forces against both Native Americans and the French through King Philip's War, King William's … Continue reading Completed Legendary Benjamin Church Model
By Joseph Forster The new Native minis for the Fire on the Frontier have finally arrived and I have started getting them painted up. Today I want to share some pictures of my completed King Philip legendary commander miniature. King Philip (or Metacom), one of the central characters of King Philip's War, was a Wampanoag … Continue reading Completed Legendary King Philip Model
By Joseph Forster Legendary Commanders each get their own custom faction in Blood & Plunder and these factions, while being less flexible than many of the more generic factions, offer some of the most interesting and (often) powerful force rules in the game. In this post we will look at the Morgan's Buccaneer's faction which … Continue reading Faction Overview – Morgan’s Buccaneers
This was my first game with the Galleon! At 300 points, the Galleon wasn't maxed out by any means, but it gave me a good feel for how to use it in standard sized sea games. The Forces At 300 points, both my friend Bryan and I were able to take some powerful commanders in … Continue reading Battle Report – Armada de Barlovento vs Flibustiers de Graff