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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2020 11:09 a.m. PST

AVAST, ye scurvy bilge rats!

Don't know if people are aware or not (I certainly wasn't), but apparently Firelock Games will be having a new Kickstarter for their new range of plastic pirates and ships, from the high age of piracy (early 1700s).

I don't have much in the way of details, but the figs will be hard plastic, and multi-part injections, so they can be assembled in a variety of poses. No details on scale, but I assume they'll continue with their slightly larger than standard, 32mm scale minis from their previous ranges.

Major pirate captains from the day are planned to be produced.

The starter set will include TWO sloops as well, along with men, and revamped rules, so you can run the death of Blackbeard scenario.

It's titled the Raise the Black Kickstarter, which starts October 6th, 2020. Not sure when the products are scheduled for delivery.

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Can't wait.

Now, back ta work ye vermin. Swab that deck 'til it shines, clean dose scuppers, an' hoist de mainsel ta get under way, an' make it fast or I'll have ye clapped in irons.

Pan Marek22 Sep 2020 11:34 a.m. PST

I have, and have played, Blood and Plunder. Like the 17th century figures.
But the figures shown for this kickstarter, which appears to expand the game into the "Golden Age of Piracy" (ie; 1700-1720) are disappointing. They don't look like pirates, or even seamen, at all.
More like colonial American farmers or craftsmen.
Not a bare foot in the lot. Not even wearing slops.
No colorful captured garments.
Methinks F&P has taken the Osprey Konstam pirate book a bit too much to heart.
Konstam would have us believe that pirates were as severe in their dress as a bunch of Puritans. I did not find all of their arguments that convincing.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2020 12:06 p.m. PST

Yea, I get that, and agree with you on the figures. I'm not very inspired by them either.

I like the artwork for Blackbeard, but the 3-D art for him with his beard hair grouped the way it is just looks disappointing and silly to me. Rather hard to do justice too, I suspect and get it to be created in plastic.

I would have preferred a more free-flowing style.

I am looking forward to seeing their sloops though. Hope that since they are plastic, they'll be more affordable than resin ones.

Pan Marek22 Sep 2020 12:08 p.m. PST

More affordable vessels would be great.

Brian Smaller22 Sep 2020 4:30 p.m. PST

Plastic kit ships in a useful scale – would be nice.

Legionarius22 Sep 2020 8:05 p.m. PST

Old Glory pirates do look like the iconic "Golden Age" pirates. Oldies but Goodies--Aaargh!

Crazycoote02 Nov 2020 7:02 a.m. PST

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This campaign has more than funded! Models and content are looking simply awesome.

This is my favourite pirate game ever😁

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