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Firelock Reveal Pirate Skirmishes In New Game, Port Royal!


Firelock Games have recently announced their new skirmish game of piratical proportions coming to Kickstarter in Spring. Port Royal will dive into the brutal skirmishes on the streets of Port Royal between vagabonds and cutthroats...and that's just amongst the navy!

Sail Into Blood & Plunder With Firelock’s New Barco Luengo


Firelock Games has released a new ship for use in your games of Blood & Plunder! The Barco Luengo is now available for you to pre-order so you can drop it into your games and use it to battle on the high seas.

Native American Range Available In Resin For Blood & Plunder


Firelock Games is continuing the evolution of the Blood & Plunder range into resin with a whole host of new miniatures available for you to scoop up. The entire of the Native American collection is now available in resin.

The Samurai Army Of Your Dreams? Perfect Miniatures For Fantasy & Historical Wargaming #OTTWeekender


It's OTTWeekender time! John has found himself some absolutely amazing Samurai miniatures that might just make the army of his dreams. Are they actually the perfect army for both Fantasy and Historical wargaming thanks to the mysticism around them?

Fight Out The English Civil War With Alternative Armies’ Furioso


Alternative Armies have recently released their English Civil War wargaming rules for any scale figures including 15mm and 28mm. Furioso is out now in both physical and digital format alongside a whole host of starter armies. 

Lead 15mm English Civil War Armies With Peter Pig Generals


Peter Pig Miniatures has recently released a new set of Generals for use in your 15mm English Civil War armies. Both the Parliamentarians and the Royalists are getting options for you to pick from.

Assemble Gentlemen & Pikemen With Bloody Miniatures [Updated]


Bloody Miniatures has previewed a new set of 28mm figures coming out for their English Civil War range. There will be more coming but we've first been treated to The Gentlemen Of Warre who will lead the way in their regiments.

Cult Of Games XLBS: How Warren Flushed His Hidden Painter’s Block!


Let's dive into a new Cult Of Games XLBS! In this week's episode, Warren talks about managing to find a way to shift the blockage in his painting hobby and now he's painting his way through miniatures like nobody's business! Have you tried something like this to help prepare before you dive into painting your miniatures?

Help Bring Wargames Atlantic’s Conquistador Cavalry To Life


Wargames Atlantic are currently looking to get enough pre-orders in for them to produce a new plastic kit. The 28mm Conquistador Cavalry will be made available once they hit their $6000 pre-order goal, perfect for use alongside Conquistadors and Aztecs on foot.

Blood & Pigment Announce 2024 Great Pirate Paint Off!


Blood & Pigment has announced their new Great Pirate Paint Off for 2024! Get involved, paint up some awesome Blood & Plunder and Oak & Iron miniatures and maybe win yourself some awesome prizes.

New Resin Spaniards Join Firelock’s Blood & Plunder Range


Firelock Games have released a new set of resin miniatures for their Historical wargame or piratical battles, Blood & Plunder. This time, it's the moment for the Spanish to shine with the new Corsarios Unit from No Peace Beyond The Line.

New Blood & Plunder Resin Miniatures From Firelock Games!


Firelock Games have released their new range of resin miniatures for use in their piratical Historical adventures on the tabletop. A new range of Blood & Plunder miniatures are available for you to snap up so you can build some new crews for your next raid. 

Old-School 90’s Gaming Magic! Relive It Today With Urban War #OTTWeekender


It's OTTWeekender Time! In this week's Weekender we have a chat about a 90s old-school gaming classic that could end up helping is relive the 90s and that epic wargaming magic. Could Urban War help us relive it today in the here and now? We also take a look at an immense range of miniatures from SolGood Creations over on Kickstarter that should be a collector's dream!

Grab Scots Covenanters For Warlord’s Pike & Shotte Epic Battles


Warlord Games are expanding on their Pike & Shotte Epic Battles range with some new miniature for the Scots Covenanters! You're now able to get your hands on a full Starter Army and more for those looking to dive into this 15mm (13.5mm) wargame set during the cut and thrust of the 17th Century. 

Warhammer: The Old World’s Fate Hangs In The Balance – Will It Appease The Fans? #OTTWeekender


It's OTTWeekender Time! We discuss the news from Games Workshop for Warhammer: The Old World. The fate of this game hangs in the balance and will it be enough to appease the fans, both new and old? Are people simply going to be returning to this game out of nostalgia?

Get New Thirty Years War French Cavalry From 1898 Miniaturas!


1898 Miniaturas have now released their new range of Thirty Years War French Cavalry for you to send thundering into the midst of battle. There is a nice selection of 28mm Historical kits for you to choose from when creating your units with both pistol and sword at the ready!

Ace New NATO Forces WW3: Team Yankee 15mm Miniatures Incoming! Heat Up Your Cold War! #OTTWeekender


It's OTT Weekender time! It's a big time to be diving into World War 3: Team Yankee with Battlefront Miniatures are they are launching the NATO Forces book soon alongside a whole host of awesome 15mm miniatures for a variety of different nations. You can play as the French, Canadians and more as NATO looks to hold back the Soviet advance in this Cold War Gone Hot!

Bloody Miniatures’ Dashing English Civil War Cavalry Coming Soon


Bloody Miniatures have been showing off some of the upcoming figures joining their English Civil War range in 28mm scale. There are two sets with The Flashing Blades charging onto the battlefield first for the Royalists.

Cult Of Games XLBS: Game Over: How Bad Rules Can Destroy Even the Best Tabletop Games!


On this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, we dive into a little bit of hobby discussion about rules and what grinds our gears when playing games. Could some rules be improved immeasurably by simply tweaking or removing a single rule? Gerry doesn't rant and no one is more surprised than I?!

Blood & Pigment’s Summer Of Plunder Wrap Up Chat! How Did It Go?


Gerry is back with the team from Blood & Pigment to have a chat about the final results of their Blood & Plunder and Oak & Iron campaign, the Summer Of Plunder. 

New 28mm English Civil War Personalities Join Empress’ Range


Sticking with a theme of the English Civil War for today, we have some new figures from Empress Miniatures for those diving into wargaming the period. Four new personalities have been added to their 28mm range, ready to lead the Parliamentarians and the Royalists on the battlefield.

Get Tips On Painting The English Civil War With Bloody Miniatures


Bloody Miniatures have put together a neat (and free) PDF on their website for those looking for some tips on painting miniatures from The English Civil War. They have a stunning range of 28mm miniatures for the period so it's neat to get some hobby help from the folks that make them look so nice!

1898 Miniaturas Tease What’s Next For Thirty Years’ War Range


1898 Miniaturas already have a sterling collection of 28mm miniatures for playing out the Thirty Years' War on the tabletop. After their summer break, some new releases are going to be coming out for the French alongside some Artillery too.

Bid For Kev Dallimore’s Redcoats & Aid The Royal British Legion


Wargames Soldiers & Strategy got some miniatures painted up recently by Kev Dallimore for the front cover of Issue 123. Dallimore is now putting those miniatures up for auction over on eBay with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion! Will you be bidding for these 28mm English Redcoats?

Unboxing: Border Wars – Border Reivers On Foot | Flags of War


Gerry takes a look at more of the Historical miniatures coming out of Flags Of War for Border Wars: Under A Reiver Moon. In this Unboxing, Gerry gives a review of the Reivers On Foot, a full family of fighters that are looking to strike across the border between England and Scotland. 

Summer Of Plunder! How To Take Part In Blood & Pigment’s Blood & Plunder Campaign


Gerry sits down with the team from Blood & Pigment to chat about how to take part in Blood & Pigment's Summer Of Plunder, a massive Blood & Plunder and Oak & Iron Global Campaign for the Historical wargame by Firelock Games.

PHALANX Revamping Classic Unhappy King Charles Board Game


PHALANX Games are revamping another awesome board game with new art and more. Unhappy King Charles, a brilliant board game set during the period of the English Civil War, is available for you to pre-order right now.

Get Voting In Blood & Pigment’s Pirate Painting Competition!


Blood & Pigment have been holding their Great Pirate Paint Off over the last while in the run-up to their Summer Of Plunder. We talked about the contest a while back now and the time has come for you to get stuck in and start voting as part of the people's choice segment of the competition. Get those finalists to a place of honour!

BelloLudi Bring Big Battles To The Period Of 1660-1721


The folks at BelloLudi have another big set of wargaming rules for you to scoop up that focus on the period of 1660-1721. The Big Battle Game rules are available for you to snap up from them and a whole host of different publishers too.

Gerry Can Show You How To Make Realistic Canvas Sails


In this week's Gerry Can, we show you how to make Blood & Plunder Ship Sails out of real live honest to god canvas, because when you've rigged your sloop you probably want to make sure the sails don't look like lego marshmallows right?

Bloody Miniatures Call On The Witchfinder General!


Bloody Miniatures are back to bolster your 28mm English Civil War collection with some brand-new miniatures. Nick Collier has been working on the latest set of miniatures starting off with a neat set focused on The Witchfinder General. 

Cult Of Games XLBS: A Relaxed Return & Ready For Hobby!


In this week's Cult Of Games XLBS, the team discuss the best of Star Trek and after embracing a weekend of relaxation, they are ready to dive into some of the hobby as we see what folks have been getting up to in different wargaming worlds.

Tiger Miniatures Bolster 28mm Tudor-era Irish Collection


Tiger Miniatures are expanding their collection of 28mm miniatures with a range of 28mm Tudor Irish for use in your games set around the time of the Border Reivers! They have some noble fellows to lead the way alongside a core of followers to help build a warband with.

Warlord Add 15mm Pike & Shotte Heroes To Their Epic Collection


Warlord Games have added some brand new pre-order options to their collection for those diving into Pike & Shotte Epic Battles. Some big personalities for the Thirty Years War and the English Civil War have been added into the mix to lead your small-scale (but massive!) armies. 

Cult Of Games XLBS: Help Us With Our Boyne Battleplan!


Join us for a new episode of Cult Of Games XLBS! In this episode, we work out that Warren is a terrible D&D player and ask for some help in how we could approach building a BIG Historical wargaming army.

Unboxing: Blood & Plunder – Cavalry | Firelock Games


Gerry gets stuck into unboxing a set of six 28mm Cavalry miniatures from Firelock Games for use in their Historical miniature game, Blood & Plunder. A great set for use in your pirate wargaming!

Blood & Plunder – Sloop Painting Tutorial | Firelock Games


We dive into a Blood & Plunder painting tutorial where John shows off how to paint the Sloop from Firelock Games for their 28mm piratical naval wargame.

Gerry Can Show You Rigging & Ratlines For Blood & Plunder Ships!


In this week's Gerry Can, we dive into how to super detail your Blood & Plunder ships for use in Firelock Games' Historical wargame. No corners have been cut here!

VLOG: Crafting Army Lists + Miniatures Are Painted For Blood & Plunder!


Justin shows off the three army lists that he is going to be using for games of Blood & Plunder. There are a few to choose from that are going to be used in different scenarios. Artillery, ships and more have been painted up for this!

Paint Plundering Pirates With Blood & Pigment’s New Contest


Blood & Pigment are running a "Great Pirate Paint Off" soon which leads up to their massive Summer Of Plunder later in 2023. Run in conjunction with Firelock Games and a bunch of other creators, they are looking to get your crews painted up and ready for an adventure on the high seas in Blood & Plunder.

Unboxing: Blood & Plunder – Native Americans | Firelock Games


Continuing our unboxing of the new Blood & Plunder plastic range, Gerry has a look at the set of twelve Native Americans from Firelock Games that you get for use in their Historical pirate wargame. 

Judge Dredd; Check Out Block War & This Ace Sci-Fi Wargame From Warlord Games! #OTTWeekender


It's OTT Weekender time! In this episode, we're having a look at the ace new Block War expansion from Warlord Games for their Judge Dredd Miniatures Game. Could this be the Sci-Fi skirmish game worth diving into if you've become disillusioned by Necromunda?

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