Monday, June 26, 2017

Arrrgh Matey! Blood and Plunder!

Hey folks!  Well, I squarely blame Ivor Evans from the Saturday Mornings blog for having planted some latent seed in my brain about Blood and Plunder some time ago (around the time of the first Kickstarter for it).  At the time I saw some of the miniatures and would see posts about the game but I was firmly attempting to stay on track at the time and decided to actively bury my head in the sand and pretend I didn't see anything ...

Well ... that only worked for so long.

I've folded with the new Kickstarter and dove in head first ... and just in case you have not seen it, Firelock Games is running their second Blood and Plunder Kickstarter (no peace beyond the line) ...

Blood and Plunder
No peace beyond the line

I have also ordered the existing collection including all four factions and ships.  One thing I really looking forward to doing is a nice Caribbean sea table for which I am drawing inspiration from the absolutely stunning demo table that Firelock Games uses ...





I'll be going for a similar effect that shows the shallow "reflections" from the water.  I'm just trying to decide right now on how to build it out ... I could do 2x2 or 2x4 squares ... my ultimate goal is a 6x8 table ... with the last 2' or so being a shoreline with dock that goes into a Caribbean village with Spanish style buildings.

The four existing factions are below:  English, French, Spanish and Unaligned.  The new Kickstarter adds Dutch, Native Caribbeans, Pirates & Privateers, and European Land Forces.





In addition to the miniatures, the ships available are made of resin and having received my first batch of figures and ships I can say they are of extremely high quality ...

Frigate
Brigantine
Sloop
Longboat

The new Kickstarter adds even more ships, with the most awesome looking Galleon ... of which I'll be getting two!


I'm really excited about getting this game done and in play.  I'll be doing a lot of posting as I make progress here.  I've been busy (as usual) with work, but I'm dedicated to getting a lot of great progress done this summer.

17 comments:

  1. Great game, glad you got into it! I must say, not only do I admire your gaming spirit and determination, but your gaming budget too!!! Crikey, all that at once, you're going to be overrun I think!!

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    1. Lol, thanks! Yes, sadly I have more money than time ... but there are certainly worse problems to have! :-)

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  2. "Welcome aboard the S.S. Miniature Gaming Will Bankrupt Me, my name is Ivor, I'll be your cruise director..."

    Great Scott!! Dove head first, my friend you cannonballed that Kickstarter!? Two Galleons, wow! I couldn't scroll down that far on the pledge page, I was too afraid! I absolutely can't wait to see what kind of table you come up with for this :)

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    1. Cannonball!!! Lol. Going to start the table soon ... just finalized the resin I'll use :-) Thx!

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  3. I Will follow you project with great interest, impressed by how you truly go all in for all your wargaming projects.

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    1. Thanks Michael! Just burning through lots of money ... shopping is the easiest part ;-) lol

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  4. Where did they get that Sea Mat?!? Frack, it looks awesome!! Me waaaaaaant! This is a game that Foss can get into....

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    1. Never mind, I see that it's built in to the table. Beautiful. I have an idea on how to get that same effect.. let's chat.

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    2. lol ... self answered question ... excellent :-) Yes, we'll be discussing for sure!

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  5. Great Scott!! Dove head first, my friend you cannonballed that Kickstarter!? Two Galleons, wow! I couldn't scroll down that far on the pledge page, I was too afraid! I absolutely can't wait to see what kind of table you come up with for this :)

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    1. lol ... yes, just making sure my lead bunker doesn't run out of lead :-)

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  6. So Jay, have you given thought to what buildings you'll use? Why don't you just recreate the town in Disney world's pirate ride :)? It's an inspiring piece of terrain?

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    1. I've ordered the Caribbean buildings from brigade games ... will post pictures when they arrive :-)

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