Monday, 29 February 2016

AdamC - 28mm Pirates for Huzzah!con (45 Points)

Here is the rest of pirate crew I got from the Maine Wargamers Club who run the Huzzah Con.  In exchange for painting them and and lending them to the club for the weekend I get them to keep and they are an interesting bunch. 
 First up is the Master Gunner or so I am thinking of him.  I don't know that I would put a black powder grenade launcher in the hands of a one legged man.  You have to admit it looks cool we'll probably call it a blunder buss in the game.
 I kept his clothing in the nice but simple fashion doing his buttons as pain cloth covered
 One of my favourite figures from the set.   He's clearly an escaped slave who for some reason keeps his leg iron on his coat was a nice one but has been cut down and is looking a little threadbare.
 I imagine him as an old survivor and I can't help but think that the leg iron is a reminder, someone he had to leave behind but will go back for one day?
 The first of the pistol and hand weapon crowded I think this guy's a bit of a dandy, with is fine jacket that he wears.  I did his sash, head and neck scarves in bright colors.
 He sure has enough weapons, with knife, pistol and axe.
 Common Seaman who has discarded his jacket in the tropical heat.
 He's a bit of a dirty fellow compared to some of the others.
 This guy with his musket would make a great militia man as well as a pirate.
 I can only assume he's carrying cartridges in his pockets as he has not box, powder horn or other means of carrying ammo.
 Another musket armed pirate who might make a good militiaman too
 Again no way to carry ammo, hope that one shot counts but at least he has a small axe to defend himself with.  He might not be to stable with only one leg on the base.
 And this is what happens when you don't carry any extra shot with you, you end up  using a musket as a club.
 Still its a very dynamic figure I like pose a lot
 Sword and Dagger a great weapon set for a swashbuckling pirate
 He' ready to throw his dagger a risky proposition another great pose
 A young and dramatic fighting pirate, he looks like he's leading troops but he also looks really young but he might be the pirate equivalent of a Midshipman
 I went with darker colors but then gave him bright cuffs and scarf.
 If this crew has a pure enforcers this is the guy all muscle and he favours  knives over larger weapons so he is sure to not just see the man he kills but feel it too.
 His pose is just full of menace you can imagine him stalking forward to face his next target
Group shot of all pirates including my Captain (Nautical theme entry) and the Pirate ladies. There are a total of 9 figures here all 25mm scale so 45 Points.  I wish I could tell you who makes these guys but I do not know.

This is the first of two from Adam today, or is it as I don't count him out till midnight.  Who ever makes these pirates Adam, there is some great movement on some of the poses.  I've never been a fan of clubbing with musket poses but i like the running guy with the foot in the air and brown tricorne with sword and pistol.  I also really like the fellow in red with the trimmed down hat.  Well done for 45 points.


  1. Thanks I had fun painting them. I don't think I'll get in a lost minate post as I have too much to do this afternoon and evening.

  2. Great minds think alike I am also painting a pirate today. Yours look ragged and scurvy mean and nasty. just as Pirates should be!

    1. Thank you Clint I'm please wth how they came out and look forward to seeing yours.

  3. Nice job on these Adam! I like the way you did the striping on the trousers.

    1. Thank you Anne I am pleased with how that came out too.

  4. A fine bunch of scurvy dogs... Aaaaar

  5. Tis a fine bunch of scurvy tars and no mistake Adam!

  6. Great bunch, but can they fight? ;-)


    1. If there is rum money or women to be had yes (not neceserily in that order)

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    1. One tries to keep their Vitimen C intake up but well.. Pirates don't like being told to eat their vegitables.

  8. "Arr, Jim lad! Where's me buccaneers?"

    Right here, apparently - a motley crew of bilge rats, rogues and gallows bait! Well done!

  9. Nice bunch of scalywags! ;)
    My son has a fascination for pirates and in one of his books we discovered there is a difference between Pirates and Buccaneers besides the latter's fancy name. Apparently buccaneers refered to the small craft and crew which operated from the bayou near New Orleans. They didn't use cannon but were wicked accurate with long guns and could keep up a nasty rate of fire.

    1. Very intersting. I had heard this ogigine for the term Buccaneer "mid 17th century (originally denoting European hunters in the Caribbean): from French boucanier, from boucan ‘a frame on which to cook or cure meat,’"