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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Thought I'd Abandoned You, Did You?

Well, no, I haven't.  Just recently, courtesy of a sale, I ordered up some more pirate figures - and need to order a few more packs from a different supplier to finalize the acquisitions - from Rebel Minis.  And with these new additions to my collection, I have now finalized the organization of my pirates and their opponents.  Going forward, I've put together a six player game (that can quite easily accommodate up to twelve players) that will be a land based event with one large town defended against raiding pirates.  All of those cool ships are going to be relegated to table decorations - though the option of ship-to-ship actions doesn't go away.  I just want to make my "Base Pirate Event" a land warfare affair.

There is also the important change of adapting a published set of rules for my games rather than trying to create my own.  That is an option fraught with a diverse range of challenges.  So, I've settled on using Rank and File (from Crusader Publishing) as my rules of choice.  And not just for pirates, neither, but for just about everything I own.  Might be bit of a challenge to adapt to Viking era and Robin Hood, but not so much for my Four And A Half Musketeers since that isn't going to be a one-on-one swashbuckling event.

Not sure when I'll get the new figures painted or the hundred figures already in process that weren't ready in time for the previous outings, but they will get done.  This year my primary focus is on getting my French and Indian war figures 100% done.  Big challenge.  Biggest distraction is going to be my American Revolution collection.  That last is my favorite period and it sort of 'knocked me upside the head' that I really need to get it into shape for gaming.  Or at least a small portion of it.  Will take a long time to get that collection complete and fully on the table, even with highly focused effort.  Actually, doubt it will ever be 'fully' on the table since it is designed to cover the northern, main army, and southern theaters of that conflict - and provide for a rich and diverse fictional campaign based on history but adjusted for unpredictability.

Too many periods, too many figures, not enough time!

(oh, the new organization will be posted under the pirate tab on my Main Blog, SteepleChasing Zebras - but not right now, chores beckon)

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back! I am keeping an eye out or the new pirate rules by Osprey in the fall and Northstar Miniatures has a great line of figs they have been teasing!