Saturday, July 8, 2017

Man Overboard - Blood and Plunder

Yes, man overboard!  This has been a great week with almost everything I've ordered to get my pirate project underway having arrived.  I'm still waiting on:

- My buildings from Brigade Games (from their Caribbean line).
- My Unaligned dice set from Firelock Games - this was missed in one of my orders ... was supposed to be included in the last order that came, but alas, is still missing.

So, how about some pictures of my pirate booty?!!

Everything ... so far.
I've taken advantage of the set deals you can get from Firelock Games.  I've managed to end up with a healthy amount of stuff.  All four factions that are currently available (adding the new ones after March of 2017 when the new Kickstarter is supposed to ship).  4 frigates, 2 x Brigantines, 2 x Sloops and 3 longboats round out the current fleet.  I've already put the money forward in the Kickstarter for 2 x Galleons (along with 1 each of the other new ships).  Dice, templates, books, extra bits and cannon ... all making for a great new period of history to go game!

Some pictures of each of the current factions below ...

The English with their special character, dice and cards.

The Spanish with their special character, dice and cards.

The French with their special character, dice and cards.

The Unaligned with their cards.  No dice yet, still waiting
on those to arrive.  Also, since there is no special character
I've taken it upon myself to buy the "Captain Jack Sparrow"
miniature from Black Scorpion ... he'll serve as my
Unaligned faction commander.

So, many more posts to come as I make progress here.  I plan to share posts covering my assembly and painting of the ships as well as the terrain I'll be doing.  If all goes well today I'll pack up all four of the factions and ship them over to Artmaster Studio to get them painted and the crews done within the next couple of months.

Stay tuned, I'm still mulling over the table design/layout and approach ... but getting close.  I'll be taking a stab at getting a ship done here very soon.

14 comments:

  1. Errrr... your table, ummmm, what like 20x40?!?! LOL!!
    Can't wait to see what you do with this game :) And I think getting the video camera out again would be good for this venture.

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    1. lol!!! I'm targeting an 8 foot by 6 foot table :-) I agree, some of this stuff I'll just have to record as trying to do it in pictures and text will be inefficient :-)

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  2. Very impressive start for your new project Jay ! Looking forward to follow it and be stunned;)

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  3. I just got my French faction and brigantine - can't wait to start [ainting these after Historicon

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    1. Excellent! Would love to see the finished models :-)

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  4. Looking forward to playing man! Remember I have lots of crew already painted, and a few ships of my own... and some pirates! rules... and some undead... And a skull island...
    http://skullandcrown.blogspot.com/search/label/Pirates

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    1. Yes!! I've only heard whispers of your fabled pirate games and recall someone saying you sold everything?

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    2. Jay, nope, still have plenty of ships, crew and Kraken!
      I should come run a game for y'all.

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  5. Hi Jay. In #357 July of WI, a fellow uses leatherette as water, and it looks fantastic. It's a leather substitute product used in upholstery, reasonably priced, and can be rolled up. Page 80, dude

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    1. Sweet!! Thanks Steve ... gotta go check that out! Just picked up my 3D printer do I can print off Vauban fortifications ;-)

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  6. recall someone saying you sold everything?


    gclub

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    1. Nope --- I have it all ... painting should be completed here shortly :-)

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