25mm Pirates (yes I know it's not WW2)

Discussion in 'Tabletop Games' started by Owen, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I've been painting up some 25mm pirates from Dixon Minitures & Redoubt Enterprises to have some fun playing wargames with my two boys.
    Had a small battle this morning .
    Scenery is still work in progress , it's a green sheet laid over some more folded sheets with lichen & plastic aquarium plants .
    The boys designed & built their own huts out of card.
    The ruined temple is for an aquarium.
    The rules are very simple ones I found on the internet.
    The game took about 2 hours , youngest son got bored near the end & wandered off to play on the Wii.
    Earlier in the game oldest son got upset that I was unfairly helping the youngest, as I was meant to be neutral umpire.

    The scenario was 2 gangs of pirates had heard about some buried treasure in an old ruined temple.
    They's set up base in huts in the jungle & had to rush to the temple & find the treasure before the other gang.
    Once in the temple it was a D6 throw in game turns to find it.

    Dining table set up for game.

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    The ruined temple.
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    Eldest son's gang at their hut. Bluecoat pirate in charge.
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    Youngest son's gang at their hut. Redcoated pirate in charge
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    Redcoat's gang head off.
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    Bluecoat's gang advance
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    Redcoat's gang get into temple first.
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    Redcoats's blunderbus armed pirates in action.
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    Bluecoat's gang attack whilst Redcoats dig for treasure.
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    Bluecoat's gang got upperhand Redcoats killed & wounded some and chased others away. They let the two men left in the temple carry on digging with option of doing that & joining the Bluecoats or die.

    :)
     
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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I hadn't painted any figures for about 20 years until I did these pirates, here's the ones I'm most pleased with.

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  3. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    Figures look great and the huts are very smart too. It looks like something from a Terry Pratchett book ;) Have you got a link to the game? Might try something like this out on my kids, although the arguing....
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  5. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    Cheers :)
     
  6. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Dobloons in the Snow! Must have been immensely fun (except for the defector at the end) :)
     
  7. wowtank

    wowtank Very Senior Member

    "Ahha Jim lad" looks like a lot of fun.
     
  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Good show Owen
    excellent painting there
     
  9. LesCM19

    LesCM19 "...lets rock!"

    I like the brass buttons on the sage coloured frock coat! Very suave and debonair!
    Will you be putting a demo on at Salute next year?
     
  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Couldn't you squeeze a milliput sten gun onto one figure at least.
    Nobody'll notice...
     
  11. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Nice one, Owen.
     
  12. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Couldn't you squeeze a milliput sten gun onto one figure at least.
    Nobody'll notice...
    But real pirates fire Bren's from the hip....
     
  13. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    ... and say Arrrrr! :D
     
  14. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    It's been great fun getting this far , still lots of scenery to make yet.
    Glad I've got back into the groove with painting figures.
    It's taken awhile to get back into it.
    The boys have learnt some modelling skills along the way.
    They've also learnt a fair bit of history on Piracey in the Golden Age.
    They've also learnt about matchlock & flintlock muskets & pistols from watching lots of videos on YouTube.
     
  15. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

    I know I'll feel stupid once you've told me but what is 1D20 etc? The last time I played WGs it was move and throw a 5 or 6 to kill/wound. It was very simple though. I doubt I was 10.

    Keith
     
  16. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I know I'll feel stupid once you've told me but what is 1D20 etc? The last time I played WGs it was move and throw a 5 or 6 to kill/wound. It was very simple though. I doubt I was 10.

    Keith

    20 sided die.
     

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  17. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

    20 sided die.

    I was right about the die but never thought about a 20 sided one!

    Keith
     
  18. wowtank

    wowtank Very Senior Member

  19. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Had to laugh yesterday.
    I mentioned to my youngest we needed some good rocks for the game so at playtime he organised his classmates to go out collecting 'treasure', they came back with lots of stones which he filled his bag & coat pockets up with to bring home.

    Here's a blunderbus armed pirate hiding amongst some of them.
    Bit annoyed my camera not too good , I'm pleased with how his face was painted but doesn't look so good in this picture.
    I'm not a fan of ''fried egg eyes'' as seen on some wargames figures.
    hoped to show how I'd done these but as you can see doesnt show well in photo.

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  20. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Finished my jetty made from ice-lolly sticks.
    storehouse in background was designed, built & painted by my 10 year old son (with bare minimum of help)

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