Ships are one of the most striking aspects of Blood & Plunder. Sails are one of the most striking parts of a ship in Blood & Plunder! But, the ship kits don't come with sails at all so you are left to your own devices to craft a set of sails for you Blood & … Continue reading Sails for Blood & Plunder Ships
Article by Adam Horton - Adapted from Facebook post. Used with permission. Facebook posts can be hard to find and access, so Adam let us host his quick tutorial here. I've been making sails for Blood & Plunder ships for a couple years now as SteamKraken Studio, and while I once posted all about my … Continue reading Cloth Sail Tutorial from SteamKraken Studios
Ship Overview - Bermuda Sloop The Bermuda Sloop is a small swift vessel popular throughout the Caribbean during the Age of Sail. With a shallow draft and high top speed, it was an extremely popular vessel among pirate crews. In the game of Blood & Plunder, it is quickly becoming the most popular ship due … Continue reading 18th Century Bermuda Sloop – Blood & Plunder Ship Overview
Henry Jennings was a notorious pirate who operated in the Caribbean during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Born in England, Jennings began his career as a sailor and privateer. He was known for his cunning and successful raids, including the capture of the Spanish treasure galleon "Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación". After retiring … Continue reading How To Make A Custom Mini for Henry Jennings in Blood & Plunder
Review and showcase of the new Blackbeard model 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
By Joseph Forster A big part of miniature gaming for me is how the game looks. The combination of attractive terrain, accurately sculpted minis, and painstaking paintjobs on those minis culminates in a immersive gaming experience. I enjoy capturing that experience through images. You can tell stories through images of a game, both through a series of … Continue reading How To Take Pictures of Your Blood & Plunder Games
During the 17th and 18th Centuries, cannons were commonly cast both from iron and bronze during this era of history. It appears that the blackened iron was the most common type of naval gun used by both pirates and navies. Bronze had its advantages and sometimes they would leave them bare or polished for show. … Continue reading How To Paint 17th & 18th Century Bronze Cannons
Here's a YouTube tutorial video guide on painting the 17th Century naval cannons included in a number of the Blood & Plunder ship models from Firelock Games. For this video, we'll be using mostly Games Workshop Contrast Paints. YouTube Video - Painting Blood & Plunder models for Naval Cannons https://youtu.be/I02BV5bPzlc Additional Content Suggestions Painting Amati … Continue reading How to Paint Miniature Naval Cannons w/Contrast Paints
The Plunder Basics series continues with this short video on painting the windows on ships. https://youtu.be/TNZm9_Ue6SQ
By Joseph Forster No matter how much terrain I collect or create, it seems like there's always something else I could use. Or something else I need. In all seriousness I don't need any more terrain but a new piece always adds interest to a board and it's nice to have options. I've been meaning to buy the … Continue reading Terrain Building: Making River and Stream Terrain
Here's the next installment of Guy's Plunder Basics series. In this episode Guy paints some nicely detailed cannons by Amati, chats about the history and mechanics of cannons of the era and offers some great painting tips and tricks. YouTube Video: Painting Amati Cannons https://youtu.be/QFd6a5654-c Additional Content Suggestions How To Paint 17th & 18th Century … Continue reading How to Paint Amati Cannons Tutorial Video
Guy continues his Plunder Basics series with a short video on painting powder burn marks around cannon gun ports on ships. https://youtu.be/4vrjWfu8wGs Enjoy! You can check out his growing playlist of Plunder Basics videos here.
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.
Join Guy Rheuark as he paints a terrain piece and gives some tips on painting large pieces without ruining your own paint jobs. https://youtu.be/sLgVgrPhwjQ