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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Some More Plunder

First of all, thanks for all the well-wishing. My cold is much better now, but I was still feeling run down this evening and haven't done any painting.

I did receive a couple of small deliveries yesterday:

Some Grumpy's Koreans - commanders, cavalry, artillery and handgunners

28mm wolves; Grumpys light pirate guns & Cimaroons

Barrel pile and ship's boat

Some 1:300 scale ships (sloop, schooner, brig and merchantman)

In case you are wondering about the wolves, well they're for use on viking warlord bases.

As for the 1:300 scale pirate ships, there is a very good reason for them. In FoG:R "naval units" are each meant to be represented by a pair of model ships. The buccaneer army can have 2 naval units, which would need 4 ship models. In practice, you can probably get away with a single ship model per unit, but what the heck.

Now, you may be asking why bother with these when I've got a lovely 15mm ship that I'm painting up? Well, whilst the 15mm ship will look rather grand on the tabletop, it is a bit big and awkward to carry around for games, but these little ships will do the trick very nicely.

12 comments:

  1. Dear Tamsin,
    Quick question(s): with all of your recent painting, how many fuigures are in your 30YW army? Koreans?
    Do feel better, life's too short to have a cold that makes you feel too ill not even to want to paint.
    Jerry
    A/K/A The Celtic Curmudgeon

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  2. Good idea! My Scottish warlord might have to be accompanied by his deerhound.

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  3. I had no idea that PP did 1:300 ships...! Hmmmmm....... :o)

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  4. Scallywag! You love the plunder even more than you like the pillaging!

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  5. Plunder is always nice to get!!

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  6. And you could have a little sideline naval game or two..

    Yarrr!

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  7. Glad you're feeling better. Nice looking stuff. I'll have to go check out Peter Pig for ships, I've got a hankering for some sea shenanigans. Also I vote for naming the Pirate ship the "Venus". I committed a series of limericks about the Good Ship Venus to memory when I was younger.

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  8. Glad you smashed the cold aside and having time to plunder the seven seas...o.k. the post box.
    I wonder how you find the time to paint them all...mysterious. Anyway the idea with the smaller ships is good. Cannot wait to see them painted.
    Name for the big ship: The Salty Shellfish??? No not dreaddening: The Haunted Molly??? Too much B-Movie??

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  9. @ Jerry the CC - cripes! That needs a head-count!

    30YW - 24 light horse, 168 cavalry, 232 foot, 6 guns and 24 crew, 12 mounted commanders on 4 stands

    Koreans - so far: 8 light horse, 72 cavalry, 16 light foot, 48 levy foot, 48 regular foot, 4 command stands (each 1 mounted, 3 foot).
    I've also got a lot more foot and command stands to be painted up and will probably add some more light horse and nomad cavalry

    @ Phyllion - that could be an idea. More ships would be needed though.

    @ Sean - would those limericks be inspired by the Sex Pistols' song about matelots engaging in lewd behaviour amongst the yards and sheets ;)

    @ Markus - it's far too soon to name the ship :)

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