Gold, Swashbucklers and Pirates

Gold, Swashbucklers and Pirates is a set of free rules for creating a small wargames campaign using gangs.

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The Galleon and The Flame

Trevor Brabyn has posted The Galleon and The Flame, a Sword and The Flame variant for land and naval battles in the age of Drake and Hawkins.

This is just more evidence to support my contention that -- if miniature wargaming has a standard -- it's Larry Brom's The Sword and The Flame. There are more variants of this rules set than I can count.

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Pirate Image Archives

Here's an online gallery with some very good images of pirates, and related documents and maps. I know that the pirate gaming craze has largely subsided, but its one of htose things that I've always wanted to to.

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Blood and Bounty Pirate Rules

Blood and Bounty is set of free wargames rules for pirates in 28mm. The author writes:

“Blood & Bounty” is a pirate themed 28mm wargame that features over 50 pages of rules and statistics for reenacting the swashbuckling skirmishes of the Golden Age of Piracy! The game includes:

  • 5 Factions
  • (Royal Navy, Marine Royale, Real Armada Espanola, Merchantmen & Traders, and Pirates & Privateers.)
  • Full rules for simulated sailing and combat with multiple vessel
  • Boarding actions with hectic hand-to-hand and ranged comba
  • Historical and fictional pirate characters
  • A fleshed-out campaign mode for battling across the tropical Caribbean with multiple players
  • And much more!

Freebooter’s Fate Free Quickstart Rules

The publishers of Freebooter's Fate, a commercial set of fantasy pirate rules has released a free set of quickstart rules.