The low ceiling makes it look much worse than it really is.
That was written in my sarcasm font.
Well, add another era for me. Perhaps not necessarily new, because when I was organizing some boxes last week I found a whole box with pirate figures in it - big surprise right?! In it I found 3 boxes of NorthStar's 'On The Seven Seas' pirate sets - Blackbeard looks absolutely amazing! - Foundry's Treasure Island set and captains, along with a few Old Glory bags of captains, sea dogs, and a really neat buried treasure set.
I picked up the starter sets for both the English Buccaneers and the Brethren of the Coast.
The English came with
4 Forlorn Hope
8 Sea Dogs
1 Buccaneer Commander
9 Game Cards
1 English Activation Card Deck
And the Brethren
4 Forlorn Hope
1 English Buccaneer Commander
9 game cards
1 Unaligned Activation Card Deck
I also grabbed the rule book, marker dice, two long boats, light cannons, swivel guns, and some ship accessories (those were all in those little bags in the photo of the rule book). A pretty solid haul for the overall cost, which was completely paid for with the money I made from selling all my old West End Games Star Wars RPG books - a total of 68 books
. Though I am regretting not getting some of the bigger ships. They have both a Brigantine and a Frigate available as well.
Super excited about this game and the possibilities it could have, both in regards to terrain (I've always wanted to do something with water) and miniatures. What I'm really afraid of though is getting caught up in that new game whirlwind like I did last year with The Chicago Way and me possibly changing for, the what, third time?!, what exactly I'm going to take to Historicon. Because at this point I've done nothing further at all on the WWII game or table. And on top of that GEG just announced another Dead Man's Hand expansion with zombies and the undead...
...safety pinning a towel around my neck and jumping from the top of the stairs thinking I was a superhero... ah, to be young again.
I watched a few battle reports on YouTube early last year and quickly got interested. I found an incredible deal of the rulebook on Ebay for $10.00 and was officially in, even though the retail prices of the figures is absolutely insane - initially my thought was to use the box full of Heroclix I have for the game - I knew that as much as I may have wanted something (like the Heath Ledger Joker) I was never going to pay full retail for it. Throughout the year I keep looking for the bargains and ended up with this by the end of the year.
The problem now is I don't realistically see me playing this game, despite how cool it looks. I've heard quite a lot of bad things regarding the building of the figures, and I know I don't have the skills to paint them to the level they deserve - nor the extra funds to send them off to be painted to that level, as I'm using those to take care of other miscellaneous figures I need painted.
So, more stuff coming in than currently going out. Will I ever be at a point where there is a balance or that nothing like a whole new game will be coming in? I'd really like to think so, because I've got pretty much every time period I'm interested in either already on the table or waiting in boxes. But I'm sure I'm wrong.
As always, thanks for looking!