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How Easy Is It To Get Distracted?

The answer in my case is very easy.

Last week was a write off painting wise. Too many other things happening. So I thought I would show you a project/idea i am working on in the background.

A 28mm merchant man, a Fluyt from Printable Scenery. I am hoping to include it in games from Pirates, English Civil War through to AWI at a push. While taking the photos I thought about how to transfer a naval game to the tabletop?

As much as I would love to, I soon had to accept that 28mm is a scale too far as I wanted to ensure maneuvering is part of the game rather than just boarding actions.

I also thought about a set of rule constantly in and out of my thoughts “Lion Rampant”. Could these we used for managing a game with a naval element. This led to me thinking about Pirates!

This started an idea of Pirates starting off with a home port and a small ship with crew. They could raid the high seas or an opponent’s port to get treasures and upgrade their ships and crew. I did not want to do two different scales so 15mm seemed the way to go. So with things thought through I printed off the same fluyt in 15mm.

So this is a project that may or may not develop but shows how easy I get distracted. All I have to do now is find some nice figures. Anybody out there recommend any 15mm pirates?

Below is the 28mm version with a Perry 28mm ACW. Only figure I had at hand. Please ignore the recently made 28mm hedge/20mm bocage for another game in development.

Below is the 15mm version

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PAW 2020 The last show

Apologies first to my wargaming group – Ian, Ian(R) (no not a pirate), Steve and Keith as I thought I had published this article.

I changed the title as due to the lockdown this was the last show we attended and will be for a long time. Many of our regular shows we attend have been cancelled.

The Ian’s pulled this game together for the rest of us to play. A huge Ghost Archipelago game. Temple scratch built and most of the stunning dock scenery was from Printable Scenery all printed by Ian(R). Ships were scratch built although one was a kit but cannot remember by whom.

I am new to Ghost Archipelago but picked it up and enjoyed it.

We had a great weekend, good hotel Future Inn, good food and plenty to drink!

Ian(R) even won the trophy for best game. Well deserved.

Please enjoy some shots of the game, from when I remembered to stop playing and take them.

Thank you to the Ian’s who ran the game and provided everything except our pirate crews.

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