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skyking20 Inactive Member13 Jan 2012 6:59 a.m. PST

In an earilier post someone suggested using the rules PIRATES and said I could get them from scale Creep. Well Scale creep still has not relisted them. Is there anyplace else to try? Who makes the rules?

Is anyone using WARMACHINE figures in their pirate collection? How are they?

Finally, I would like to do a campaign of linked scenarios. Has anyone a book for this that is not too heavy into role playing?



Cherno13 Jan 2012 7:58 a.m. PST

The rules are made by Flagship games, but they sell through Scale Creep.

Personal logo Who asked this joker Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2012 8:00 a.m. PST


Once Upon a time in the West Country is a simple skirmish game.

Blood and Swash/Thunder and Plunder

Sacre Bleu

Those are 3 off the top of my head. I've only played Blood and Swash. More of a small unit game where each player controls a small band 2-4 figures. It plays a little like a very lite role playing game. Thunder and Plunder (same set) plays more like GASLIGHT, sort of "Pirates by GASLIGHT".

West Country may or may not be in print still.

Sacre Bleu was just listed on Wargame Vault an can be had for a little over $3. USD

Why WarMachine figures? Isn't that a Fantasy game or are you going for that sort of game…fantasy Pirates?

Chris Walkley Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2012 8:08 a.m. PST

Legends of the High Seas has a pretty standard games workshop style campaign system.

Flashing Steel has a small 3 game 'campaign' but with little meat to it. I supplement it with the campaign system for Song of Blades and Heroes. Both Ganesha Games.

As far as I know, Cutlass by Black Scorpion has a campaign system. You might want to try these out as they have rules for fantasy pirates (dwarves, elves, orcs, undead) as well as human. I'll probably pick up their figures for other games. I don't know about some of them, but the undead always have a place in pirate games for someone brought up on the Monkey Island adventure games…

Hope this helps or gives you something to think about.


Personal logo richarDISNEY of the RDGC Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member13 Jan 2012 8:26 a.m. PST

Scale Creep does have them, but they are in their year end inventory right now, as per the website.
I am sure they will be back up soon, and getting Pirates! is worth the wait.

Jakar Nilson13 Jan 2012 9:27 a.m. PST

If you're looking for campaigns, Pirates! 2nd Edition had some (which are not in the 3rd Edition) You can get them off BoardGameGeek:


skyking20 Inactive Member13 Jan 2012 9:46 a.m. PST

How different are the third edition from the second edition?

I am thinking some figure mods or maybe a small flight into fantasy fringe with the pirtaes. Just as "realistic" as undead pirates.


MarkRyan13 Jan 2012 10:54 a.m. PST

Third has the Pirates!; Fantasy Pirates!; and Pirates! Ancients rules.

skyking20 Inactive Member13 Jan 2012 1:30 p.m. PST

I cannot seem to find the 2nd edition on Boardgamers Geek page. It looks like Pirates! is what I am looking for. Thanks guys.

Jakar Nilson13 Jan 2012 1:38 p.m. PST

The campaign rules are in the files section, just scroll down.

Apart from what Mark Ryan said, the main difference between 2nd and 3rd edition are the charts, mainly ramming.

Mako1113 Jan 2012 2:06 p.m. PST

You should also check out the free Musketeer rules from Eureka as well.

Good for movie-style swashbuckling battles, with a few figs per side.

They appear to be easily adaptable to pirate battles.

Scale Creep Miniatures Inactive Member13 Jan 2012 2:56 p.m. PST


Pirates was originally published by Flagship Games, which we acquired about 18 months ago. We have plenty of stock. All our rule books should be inventoried and uploaded to the web site tomorrow morning.


Mark Severin
Scale Creep Miniatures

Personal logo Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jan 2012 6:04 p.m. PST

What happened to their ships?

Mako1113 Jan 2012 8:52 p.m. PST

He bought the rights to them, and makes and sells those too.

skyking20 Inactive Member13 Jan 2012 8:57 p.m. PST

Well I will stay up late then! Ships too eh??

skyking20 Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 7:38 a.m. PST

Your profile says you are in Hamilton Ohio. I thought you were in Cincy in the Hyde Park Mall. Not that I am stopping by today. We have snow up to our car bumpers here in NE Ohio this morning!

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