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« on: September 23, 2011, 11:28:16 PM »

Today, Malamute, Slient Invader, Jimbibbly and myself assembled chez Malamute, to try out a pirate game ahead of the BLAM later this autumn, which may well feature a large pirate extravaganza...

Twas a quiet day along the wharves in the little Caribbean port of Peurto San Antonio Del Mar (Br.)



The merchants were trading and the whores were whoring...
No, I don't know why there's a bloke playing the flute on a roof either...



In the town square, the British garrison (commanded Capt. B. Blood, huzzah) are on parade beneath a sweltering sun...



Up on the rooftops, the gun battery keeps a weather eye seawards, harr harr... And just as well as it turns out...



For all of a sudden, the harbour is teeming with boatloads, nay shiploads, of bloodthirsty scallywags... Like these rogues, from the crew of Sharp-eyed Steve...



But there's no honour amongst thieves alas... No sooner had two of the pirate brigs pulled alongside each other than they were at it, hammer and tongs... Silent Invaders round shot whistling harmlessly over the heads of Jimbibbly's second string crew, under the fearsome command of Gentleman Jim Crochet (I think that was his name... ) Whilst Gentleman Jim rather more successfully returned fire, raking his enemy's deck with a devastating storm of chainshot...



Meanwhile, further up the quay, more pirate scum teem ashore. This time, tis the crew of the despicable desperado, Fat Pete. The brave defenders of the town, including a party of jolly jack tars on shore leave (but handily armed to the teeth) scramble to the rooftops to pour fire and shot down into the invaders...



Sadly, this does not prevent Fat Pete and his gang of villains making steady headway up the jetty, especially as cannon balls from my defending battery scream uselessly overhead...  Roll Eyes



The brave soldiers of the garrison also take to the rooftops to try to drive off the swarming pirates with musketry. But, woe - oh woe - there are too many of them... But wait, what's this? Ah yes, on the far jetty, haply the villainous crews of Messrs S. Invader and J. Bibbly have fallen upon each other with cutlass and dagger... We might be in with a chance after all...



But alas, whilst townsfolk flee in all directions, Silent Invader's third gang of rapscallions, under the command of one 'Red-haired Roger' (yes, really) have made it ashore and scramble up an alleyway in pursuit of a pair of comely wenches they plan to carry off...



Oblivious of the enfilading fire from the rooftops...



Fat Pete having now attained the quayside proper, the brave bluejackets surge down from the rooftops and engage the rascals with pistol and cutlass in a desparate hand to hand encounter...



Alas though, under Fat Pete's cousin, Purple Pete (yes, all Malamute's pirates were called Pete) the next wave of Dread Pirate Malamute's hairy cutthroats seethe along the jetty towards the quay, forcing our gallant tars to abandon the unequal struggle and make a, erm.. tactical withdrawal (having already dispatched several of the dogs)...



Meanwhile, over on the far jetty, the rival pirate gangs are still hacking lumps out of each other, as Jimbibbly's crew lead by Camp Freddie (actually, it turned out 'Camp Frederica', since the figure was a girl in a large pink coat) set upon Silent Invader's crew lead by head case and hard man 'Madman McTaggart'...



Right... there will now be a short intermission, while I sort out some more pics...

No doubt some of the other fellows will be along with their pics (and their sides of the story) in due course...

Back with part two in a wee while...
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 11:36:21 PM »


Laugh fun AAR, looking forward for more

Lovely painted figures and terrain btw Cool
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2011, 11:46:35 PM »

Wonderful toys
Wonderful game
Wonderful everything!
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 12:02:32 AM »

great game, lads, with some beautiful figs and wonderful layout!
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2011, 12:04:23 AM »

I thank'ee lads...
Ah yes.. Now where was I...

Red Haired Roger, having swarmed up the alley, manages to apprehend the wenches and drive off the townsmen...



When, lo, the merry jack tars, fresh from their bloody melee with Fat Pete, run round the corner and run straight into Red Haired Roger, about his fiendish business...



Well, what's a sailor to do? Needless to say, our brave British tars plunge into another fray with a vengeance...

Meanwhile, Purple Pete (yes, that's him in the purple hat AT THE BACK) 'encourages' his crew along the quayside...



Under the very guns of the Redcoats... Who pour down musketry through the awnings into the foolish pirates...



Meanwhile, Madman McTaggart (that's him in the middle, without any hair) is beset by enemies, as Camp Freddie has at him with her cutlass...



And finally, having dispatched the tiresome head case, she (or is it he) leads her  party of murderers aboard the Madman's barque, to clear it of the rest of the scurvy crew, and seize her as a prize, har harr!



Meanwhile, at the top of the alley, another fearsome fight is in train, as the gallant tars attempt to free the wenches from Red Haired Roger and his gang...



As Red Haired Roger is chewing Royal Naval steel, his ship meanwhile, is being seized by another of Malamute's 'Pete' gangs... That'll learn him...



Yes, that means Dread Pirate SI has lost both his ships in exchange for a pair of wenches...
Ooops. Wait a minuite... Overwhelmed by the ferocity of the jack tars, Red Haired Roger is slain and his men flee... The girls have escaped as well...

Back at the other jetty, Fat Pete and his crew are fighting a desperate rearguard action against the Redcoats, who have come down from the rooftops to give the rascals a taste of British steel...



Sadly, this does not prevent Fate Pete loading huge quantities of booty aboard his flagship - since the Redcoats are temporarily diverted by having so many other pirates running round waiting to be shot...



Meanwhile, Malamute sails off with Silent Invader's other stolen ship - leaving behind a wounded Israel hands, rowing, on his own, one measly inch at a time, trying to catch up with his comrades, who have gone off without him. Whilst Jimbibbly's uber-captain, rejoicing in the name of Dandy Nathaniel, helpfully takes pot-shots at the solitary oarsman with a brace of pistols...



(Shortly afterwards, my Redcoats heroically shot both Israel and Dandy Nathaniel, thus putting the rascals out of their misery, and saving His Majesty the price of a length of stout rope, Huzzah!

And finally, the gallant Government forces regain full control of the town, just as Fat Pete sails off into the sunset, exchanging one final and futile broadside with Camp Freddie as the two vessels pass each other...



And that's how it was, by God, and ye may lay to that... I've probably missed a few bits... The post-mortem I shall leave to my fellow capn's.

Arrr.




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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2011, 12:14:54 AM »

Hah-ha! That was a very entertaining report. Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2011, 12:52:26 AM »

Looks like a mad game Love Love Love
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2011, 01:12:31 AM »

 Smiley Looks like a fun game, can't wait to see the alternative reports of events.
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2011, 01:40:12 AM »

Wonderful stuff! Richard
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2011, 02:20:43 AM »

 Love

Argg....quite a yarn ye have spoke!   Roll Eyes

Fantastic minis, terrain and ships, too.   Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2011, 03:11:54 AM »

How great is this post.
Every player's dream
to play in a game like that.
Wonderful, Wonderful.
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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2011, 04:24:14 AM »

A great looking game and entertaining report, especially the mention of Camp Freddie!

What rules were used in this extravaganza?
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« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2011, 04:25:49 AM »

What a great report! Wonderfully painted figures, boats and terrain.  Looks like that would be a fun scenario to play.
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« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2011, 08:29:00 AM »

Jesus christ, I would be dead scared to even handle miniatures of that painting level for a `casual game`...  Shocked
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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2011, 08:40:54 AM »

That sounds mad ! I love it  Grin
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