Stede Bonnet – 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

Golden Age Pirates – Blood & Plunder Faction Review

Oh me hearties this has been a LONG time coming! After 2 years, a global pandemic, and the resulting logistical issues that ensued, Raise the Black! is finally here! With Blood and Plunder moving into the 18th Century, the Pirates finally have their own Nationality! Chief among the new factions under the Pirate Nationality is the … Continue reading Golden Age Pirates – Blood & Plunder Faction Review

18th Century Sloop Building Guide Video for Blood & Plunder

Check out our new video on our YouTube channel. In this video, we walk through the complete building process for the new 18th Century Sloop that is part of the new Blackbeard vs. Maynard 2 Player Starter Box. This isn't a really difficult model, but there are some good tips and tricks here that can … Continue reading 18th Century Sloop Building Guide Video for Blood & Plunder

How to Make an Easy Long John Silver Blood & Plunder Mini

Long John Silver is one of the most iconic characters in the pirate genre. Silver is one of the chief antagonists in the Robert Louis Stevenson novel, Treasure Island (1883). Because of it's popularity, Treasure Island has been turned in to plays, tv shoes and multiple full-length movies. When I saw the parrot model was … Continue reading How to Make an Easy Long John Silver Blood & Plunder Mini

Complete Guide to Raise the Black Plastic Miniature Sprues

Raise the Black is sailing across the seas toward your gaming table right now! It’s so close. One of the new elements of this Kickstarter is the multi-part, multipurpose, injection mold plastic miniatures. This style of miniature is very different than the one-piece metal minis that have been standard for Blood & Plunder so far. … Continue reading Complete Guide to Raise the Black Plastic Miniature Sprues

Blood & Plunder: Raise the Black 2-Player Starter Box Preview

By Joseph Forster The long wait is almost over! The Raise the Black Kickstarter is finally nearing completion and it's only now that the centerpiece of the Kickstarter, the massive Blackbeard vs. Maynard starter box, has been revealed in its full glory! A proof copy was recently featured in an unboxing video on Firelock's YouTube … Continue reading Blood & Plunder: Raise the Black 2-Player Starter Box Preview

14 Spiritual Leader Proxy Minis for Blood & Plunder

By Joseph Forster Using Spiritual Leader Characters in Blood & Plunder are one of my favorite unit options and I've become increasingly obsessed with collecting appropriate models for the various forces I regularly play. The obsession has become all-consuming so I figure if I make a blog post about them, that will get it out … Continue reading 14 Spiritual Leader Proxy Minis for Blood & Plunder

Raise the Black Preview: Legendary Captain Pirate Models Review

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

Raise the Black Preview – The Cherokee

By Joseph Forster Development continues on the Raise the Black expansion and it looks like the Queen Anne's War portion of the expansion will really expand the options for Native players. Some old factions will be updated for the new timeline and there will be several more new factions representing specific tribes ranging from Canada, … Continue reading Raise the Black Preview – The Cherokee