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Offline Mad Lord Snapcase

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Snapcase All At Sea!
« on: January 17, 2020, 05:09:45 PM »
The Three Musketeers, Doug em4, Vagabond and myself will be meeting for our annual gaming and drinking weekend later this year at Snapcase Hall in Much-Piddling, mid-Devon. My contribution to this beanfeast will be a 'Blood and Plunder' game featuring ships, boats and land action.

Some possible features will be:

•   Ship to ship battles at sea
•   Attack the fort
•   Governor’s daughter kidnapped
•   Giant sharks
•   Treasure of various sizes hidden in a myriad of locations
•   The possibility of seizing treasure from other players
•   Cannibals in the Voodoo Village
•   Monster in the swamp
•   Free the slaves
•   Wanton wenches in abundance
•   Kidnap the Governor

Rum cocktails and Rum Punch will be on offer along with of course, limes, grog and ship’s biscuit! I have an unopened bottle of Pusser's Rum ready to greet my fellow gamers.



I will of course be playing the gallant English, with my pirate captain sailing under a Letter of Marque. This will be Captain Teatime Snapcase aboard his ship The Saucy Strumpet.

Doug em4 will be playing the indefatigable Dutch in the guise of Stadholder Diedereck van den Strepsil aboard his ship Het Geile Wijf.

Vagabond will take the part of the ebullient Spanish as Capitán Don Juan El Vagabunda aboard his ship 'TBA'.

This thread will be an attempt to keep the project on track. I have proposed that we each have a commander and four six-man units as crew. Doug and Vagabond have agreed to paint their own force and hopefully they will add pictures here as things progress.

To get things rolling, I have completed Captain Teatime Snapcase shown here with his son 'Bluebottle' Snapcase, The Saucy Strumpet's powder monkey and his parrot, Errol Flynn.





My four six-man units:



...and the first complete unit, my Sea Dogs, a very salty and scurvy bunch of swabs.



I have some Ainsty ships and other bits ready to go.







...and I have completed some small bits of scenery (with a great pile of stuff yet to come).



I will add more as things are completed, thanks for looking.


« Last Edit: January 17, 2020, 05:23:09 PM by Mad Lord Snapcase »


Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Snapcase All At Sea!
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2020, 02:01:43 AM »
Well, this ought to be fun to watch.  Not so sure about the fate of a powder monkey so closely related to his captain!  :o

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Re: Snapcase All At Sea!
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2020, 06:48:57 AM »
Yes, this is a promising start. :)

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Re: Snapcase All At Sea!
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2020, 07:25:38 AM »
A lot of ships and rum, I will follow this with great interest!

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Re: Snapcase All At Sea!
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2020, 07:54:44 AM »
Sounds like a blast  :D

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Re: Snapcase All At Sea!
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2020, 07:58:09 AM »
Looks like great fun!
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Re: Snapcase All At Sea!
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2020, 02:34:56 PM »
Thanks all, for your kind comments.   :)

I have produced a few more bits and pieces for the game.




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Re: Snapcase All At Sea!
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2020, 03:31:24 PM »
Lovely work. ;D
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Re: Snapcase All At Sea!
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2020, 03:44:53 PM »
Thanks all, for your kind comments.   :)

I have produced a few more bits and pieces for the game.




Looks lovely  8)
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Re: Snapcase All At Sea!
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2020, 03:57:01 PM »
This looks like a right bit of fun!
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Re: Snapcase All At Sea!
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2020, 03:15:21 PM »
Thanks Mark, Steve and Sinewgrab.

I intend to have a unit of English Militia in my force. These will be the Port Royal Musketeers, armed with flintlock muskets. To quote from the Blood and Plunder book, wealthy planters are often the officers, with local tradesmen, servants and other working men making up the rank and file.

Here is the start of that unit.



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Re: Snapcase All At Sea!
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2020, 11:30:16 PM »
I predict this thread is going to be a lot of fun.

Great work so far - thanks for sharing!

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Re: Snapcase All At Sea!
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2020, 03:46:47 AM »
Those uniforms remind me of Cutthroat Island!  "Trotter.  Come here, Trotter!"

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Re: Snapcase All At Sea!
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2020, 08:10:20 AM »
Thanks Michael. FifteensAway, that's exactly it. I was thinking of Trotter when I painted that officer.   :)
« Last Edit: January 20, 2020, 08:11:52 AM by Mad Lord Snapcase »

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Re: Snapcase All At Sea!
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2020, 01:46:41 PM »
I'm hoping to run this game in November using three tables. One large one and two smaller ones. One of the smaller tables will hopefully have a small chain of islands connected by rope bridges. I've started work on the first island to get an idea of how they will look.



There will be landing stages on some of them but others will only be accessed by the rope bridges (I hope).