Scuttle! is a print and play game where 1 – 5 players are pirates scheming to collect 21 dubloons.
Pirates anyone? Pieces of Eight is a set of free wargames rules from Andy Watkins portraying Hollywood pirate skirmishes. They are a relatively simple set of rules — but that’s a good thing! Who wants complications when you’re playing pirates.
Pirates are my next big project, so I was happy to find that Cianty’s Tabletop Wargames Blog has an article on sources for pirate ships for gaming.
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.
Voyage! is a stand-alone campaign system for games set in the Caribbean during the mid-late 16th century. It is intended for use with the The Perfect Captain’s Spanish Fury game.