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Pirate raid

September 13, 2016

After a long dry spell gaming wise, I ran a game of Flashing Steel for our regular gaming group. It was a fairly simple affair, with pirates trying to get away with as much loot as possible while the local militia and a few redcoats did their best to stop them. All photos in this post are by Mia Meri, and used with her kind permission. You can click on any picture for a larger version.

Pirate queen Violetta watches over her second in command Jack as the militia fights back

Pirate queen Violetta watches over her second in command Jack as the militia fights back

The outraged reverend watches as the chaos of the pirate attack unfolds

The outraged reverend watches as the chaos of the pirate attack unfolds

This guy has no idea of what's happening

This guy has no idea of what’s happening

The dastardly duo of Violetta and Jack

The dastardly duo of Violetta and Jack

Aerial view of the full battlefield

Aerial view of the full battlefield

Townsfolk team up with a redcoat to take a pirate down while a villager flees

Townsfolk team up with a redcoat to take a pirate down while a villager flees

Jack sneaking behind a building

Jack sneaking behind a building

Violetta and Jack prevent one of the townsfolk from going for help

Violetta and Jack prevent one of the townsfolk from going for help

Tempting loot for the pirates

Tempting loot for the pirates

It was good fun as usual! The soldiers, militia and townsfolk put up a valiant defense, but in the end it was the pirates escaping with their pockets full of loot. I was really happy to get my pirates and terrain boards into action. As the aerial shot shows, I’ve built another board, making this into a fairly playable setup. Still needs a few extensions to make it more square – and I want a shoreline!

It’s currently a good hobby period for me, with plenty of painting and gaming. I’m trying to make the most of it while it lasts. Comments welcome as always!

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12 comments

  1. Nice. Are the miniatures from Warlord?


    • Reverend is from Front Rank, pirates are a mix of Foundry, Black Scorpion and Reaper, redcoats are Casting Room Miniatures and civilians are from Redoubt’s ECW range. Quite an eclectic mix there!


      • Great thanks. They all work well together.


        • Thanks! I think so too. The civilians were originally painted for this Halloween game: https://dawnofthelead.com/2015/11/01/halloween-fun/

          Poor people, attacked first by monsters and then pirates…oh, there were also Redoubt’s FIW miniatures there, come to think of it!


  2. Marvelous! Splendid terrain, and sounds like you had a fun game – Flashing Steel is also one of my perennial favorites.


    • Thanks captain! Flashing Steel (just like other games utilizing the Ganesha Games SoBH mechanics) is great for cinematic, quick gaming with a lot of flavour and flexibility.


  3. Awesome sauce Mikko, the board & minis look fantastic!


    • Thanks Alex! And a special mention for the wording “awesome sauce”.


  4. This is really coherently themed, really lush.

    Beautiful work Mikko!


    • Thanks Paul, much appreciated! It turned out refreshingly green in the end.


  5. Great pictures of a fantastic looking table. Inspirational stuff.


    • Thanks…theotto..ottovon…Otto? 😀 Glad you like it!



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