A miniatures game debuting at Gen Con was Blood & Plunder from Firelock Games. One of the nice things about this one is it’s a pirate game in a historical setting. No skeletons, sea monsters, or voodoo magic. Also, the game mechanics are relatively simple, but cover both hand-to-hand and ship-to-ship combat.
Firelock is launching Blood & Plunder in to retail with starter armies representing a variety of nationalities at $55 each. Ship models, which can carry pirate figures for boarding actions, are generic in design but available in four sizes: longboats for $12, sloops for $40, brigantines for $65, and frigates for $90.
Firelock plans additional factions in the near future and is also contemplating expanding in to earlier and later time periods.