St. Patrick in Mexico: Los San Patricios

A pipe band, playing a Mexican Medley, in front of a Mexican flag, in Mexico city? Yes. In the US and Canada, Saint Patrick's Day is a celebration of all things "Irish" - Guinness! Corned beef & cabbage! Questionable drinking habits! But in Mexico, St Patrick's day also celebrates a different side of the Irish … Continue reading St. Patrick in Mexico: Los San Patricios

Fresh Plunder: The Great Pirate Paint-Off

Dead-Man's has teamed up with Blood & Pigment & Friends for the 2023 first-ever 'Great Pirate Paint-Off'. We want to see you fine people painting up your new minis, and you've got from now (right now, GO) until May 14th to submit your entries. Dead Man's Chest will be awarding a prize to the Best … Continue reading Fresh Plunder: The Great Pirate Paint-Off

The Army in Review: Army Factions

There's something about the armies at the turn of the 18th century which has always drawn me in. When 'Raise the Black' was still in early stages of development, I was beside myself to see that we would be able to field these professional armies in Blood & Plunder. I grabbed a very early set … Continue reading The Army in Review: Army Factions

War Stories: A Firelock RPG

It's been a long time coming! Years ago, Firelock teased that they would be dipping their toes into the world of Role-Playing Games with their title 'War Stories', and now we're finally seeing the fruits of that labor (wet, toe-fruits? don't think about it) Of course, in typical Firelock fashion, they also teased the release … Continue reading War Stories: A Firelock RPG

End of Empires: B&V’s 1st Expansion

Big news from 'Blood & Valor' front this week! After almost 2 years of waiting, the much-anticipated expansion 'End of Empires' is "confirmed imminent." The book has been languishing in a 'top secret' container aboard a cargo ship for months now, but lead designer Rufus leaked to the community Facebook page that the boat is … Continue reading End of Empires: B&V’s 1st Expansion

The Big Game – Multiplayer B&P

Everyone loves a big game - you get out snacks, cold beers, cram all your loudest and most obnoxious friends into one room, and have a great time. So when the guys invited me to a big game party this Sunday, I immediately started brewing up lists to put on the table. But then I … Continue reading The Big Game – Multiplayer B&P

Adventurers on the High Seas: Academy Demo Day

This past weekend I had the opportunity to work alongside my friends to introduce Blood & Plunder to a new community. Longtime Firelock supporter Preston assembled a demo-day at local store 'The Adventurer's Academy' in York, Pennsylvania for a few newcomers to the game. In a show of support, I rallied my regular Thursday gamers, … Continue reading Adventurers on the High Seas: Academy Demo Day

Required Reading: B&P Rulebooks

"What rulebooks do I need to buy" is a question that seems to get asked once a week - either on the Firelock Facebook Page, or on the Discord. It's always some variation the question;"does it have the new rules?" "does it include the Core Rules?""did the rules change?" "does it include the errata?""did they … Continue reading Required Reading: B&P Rulebooks

Paper Wings – Making Sails for B&P

No game of pirates is complete without ships, and no ship is complete without sails - and yet, Firelock does not include sails with any of their 'Blood & Plunder' offerings. There was a brief moment where it looked like the new 18th Century Sloop might come with sails made from plastic or Lego-style cotton … Continue reading Paper Wings – Making Sails for B&P