Prepare For Pirate Adventure With Firelock’s Blood & Plunder Kickstarter

April 19, 2016 by brennon

Firelock Games have now launched their Kickstarter for Blood & Plunder meaning you can now get stuck into some piratical jaunts on the tabletop using a proper Historical setting!

Blood & Plunder

Let’s see what’s available in this awesome looking Kickstarter…

What’s On Offer?

As well as a range of different options we’re going to focus in on what someone might want to pick up if they were to take a look at this project. So, how about the rules and one of the Starter Sets for the game?

Rulebook & Starter Set

As you can see this gets you one of the Starter Sets plus the Rulebook and the Cards that you need to play as them on the tabletop. You get quite a lot of miniatures here giving you a good starting point. As well as that they have some interesting Add-Ons including…

Legendary Figures

…Legendary Figures like Henry Morgan and Rivero De Pardal here. Of course it would be remiss to not talk about the awesome ships that are also part of this campaign.

Ships

I really like these three ships which are big resin kits with added wooden dowel and black cord for fixing the rigging. You also have the additional metal pieces which allow you to affix cannons and swivel guns to the sides of the ship.

The nice addition of the Long Boat also helps for those boarding parties you might be putting together.

Stretch Goals

The first of the stretch goals to be unlocked is at the 35k mark and will get you the Kickstarter Limited Howard Pyle Art Inspired Miniature.

Howard Pyle Art Inspired Miniature

As with most of their exclusives this will only be available after the project at certain events and special occasions.

Factions

There are multiple factions that you can play as in Blood & Plunder and we’ve got a little bit of detail below about each of them…

English Buccaneers

“The English Buccaneers were privateers (or sometimes outright pirates!). Usually sailing out of Port Royal on the English colony of Jamaica, these soldiers of fortune harassed Spanish settlements and shipping all over the New World.”

English Caribbean Militia

“These civilian soldiers defended England’s colonies in the Caribbean against Spanish reprisals and attacks by French, Dutch and Carib raids and invasions.”

Guarda Costas

“These Spanish “Coast Guards” were commissioned to hunt down Pirates and enforce Spain’s New World policy of forbidding all foreign trade against any ships encountered. Plundering all illicit trade, these where often little more than pirates themselves.”

Spanish Caribbean Militia

“Defenders of The Spanish colonies from all walks of life, these often poorly equipped troops made up for their lack of equipment with ruthlessness and adapting to their environment.”

I reckon of the lot I would play as the English Caribbean Militia. I really like the look of them and like playing as folks who are a bit ragtag.

Gameplay

If you want to get a handle on the gameplay of Blood & Plunder then the folks at Firelock Games have put together a rather awesome gameplay video which you can see above.

Gameplay

Check it out and give yourself a taster of what’s on offer from this pirate game. I really like the idea of some seamless battles between sea and land along with some daring raids on villages and more throughout this land of plenty of plunder.

Will you be giving this one a go?

"I really like these three ships which are big resin kits with added wooden dowel and black cord for fixing the rigging..."

"...the folks at Firelock Games have put together a rather awesome gameplay video which you can see above"