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Winston Smith14 Feb 2019 11:53 p.m. PST

However you spell his name. grin There seems to be differences in opinion.

Since I'm starting to do some games in that period, why not?
Obviously, Treasure Island or Howard Pyle pirates would be out of date. Or would they?
Googling gets rather contradictory image results.

Anyway, what would they look like, and does anyone make something close in 25/28mm?

Dennis15 Feb 2019 12:35 a.m. PST

Here's a start John:


and this discussion:

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Winston Smith15 Feb 2019 8:58 a.m. PST

The nice thing about a 10 year old TMP link is that the YouTube links go to dead account that no longer exists or to other dead links. grin
The Spanish Napoleonic guerillas Suggestion was good. I'll have to check some out.

The Knuckleduster link is great, though.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2019 9:28 a.m. PST


Why not use The Buccaneer (1958) movie as your source. Probably not very historical but at least it is a popular rendition?


Winston Smith15 Feb 2019 9:33 a.m. PST

There is absolutely no point in doing Jean Lafitte without going to that important Historical Document. Just like I'm using Disney's "Davey Crockett and the River Pirates" as my source for Mike Fink.
I'm looking for figures to go along with The Buccaneer. Some of the costumes look like leftovers from Robin Hood!

I'm actually stumped for figures for movie Fink and Crockett too!

Sisyphus15 Feb 2019 10:26 a.m. PST

Some discussion on that Blood & Plunder will be moving into the 19th century in their next timeline advancement.

Oppiedog15 Feb 2019 11:01 a.m. PST

The 1938 version of "The Buccaneer" has much better costuming.

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