Freebooter's Fate

TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

Hello to everyone on this cold Saturday. I hope you're having a good day. I'm cracking nuts... for that fruitcake I've been telling you all about all week. They don't use the phrase, "nutty as a fruitcake" for nothing, you know. I hope you have your own projects you're working on, be they gaming-related, culinary-related, or just whatever else you feel like doing.

What I feel like doing at the moment, though, is taking a small break from making small breaks (these are the jokes, people!) and share with you the reviews I've come across in the past week.

Today's articles feature: Black Hat, Ships, Above and Below, Traders of Osaka, The Bloody Inn, Hangtown, Rum & Bones, The World of Smog, Avarium Academy, The Builders: Antiquity, T.I.M.E. Stories, Bang! The Dice Game, Mysterium, Fury of Dracula, Pandemic Legacy, Between Two Cities, El Grandulon for Freebooters Fate, Opel Blitz by Rubicon Models, Star Wars Armada Wave 2, DreadBall Xtreme, and Pathfinder Battles: Red Dragon Evolution Set.

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Freebooter: New stuff for Salute

Freebooter Miniatures will be making their way to Salute in just over a week and they'll be bringing a load of new booty with them. They have a quartet of new Freebooter's Fate minis in the form of Jamon Borodino, Kasper, Piccina, and Lilith. They'll also be giving people a chance to try out their new Freebooter's Fate Battles combat system. It's designed to make it so you can play with more figures on the board, but still play quick as though you were doing a smaller skirmish.

From the announcement:
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Freebooter July Releases posted

Freebooter Miniatures hits the waves with the release of their new models for Freebooter's Fate for this month.


From the release:

Ahoy there, sea urchin collectors!

The sun is shining high in the sky, fans of football and tennis are having a blast these days, but we're not forgetting those who prefer playing with miniatures to physical violence against ball-shaped objects.

So here are the two new releases for this month:

"Incantenebra":/en/catalog/3057 is the mystic huntress of the Brotherhood. Her Ferracero weapons are the weapon of choice against mystics and characters possessed by loas. She is also the only specialist capable of performing the legendary shadow run.

"Goblin Thugs":/en/catalog/3055 can take and dish out more damage than other Goblin deckhands, but they lack gimmicks like pistols and shields - which for some is another advantage. Fielded as honour guard alongside "Gront":/en/catalog/2823 they can even receive the "tough" trait rather than just look the part.

Both products are available now!

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Freebooter Miniatures February releases posted

Freebooter Miniatures has their February releases for Freebooter's Fate available over in their webshop.


From the release:


We sure are setting every last scrap of canvas in February.

Seven – yes, you have read that correctly, like the number of seas – seven new releases to fling aside that winter gloom and hint at the forthcoming spring.

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Freebooter Miniatures posts up their November Freebooter's Fate releases

Freebooter Miniatures has their November releases for Freebooter's Fate up and available over in their webshop, matey.


From the release:

This month, we are proud to present a new limited edition miniature. Blanche Pascal, the Pirate Queen, seen here having a well-deserved mug of rum (apparently not her first one) on her hard-won hoard of booty.

Also new this month are the second set of Sansâmes, to give you more variants for your soulless hordes.

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Freebooter Legends going OOP at the end of the month

Freebooter Miniatures has their 10 year anniversary Freebooter's Legends miniatures going out of print at the end of the month.
If you want to get yours, better hurry.


From the announcement:

Just in case you forgot: The ten year anniversary miniatures, the Freebooter’s Fate Legends, will only be available until the end of October/early November in our store. They will leave our range after that point. For good. The melting pot has been mentioned in connection with any potentially remaining stock.

Which products will leave the range?
FML00 Legends Box
FML07 Virgo Despiedad
FML08 Chassa
FML09 Papa Houngan

The last time on which these four products will be for sale from us is at CRISIS in Antwerp, Belgium on 2 November 2013.

So if you want to get your greedy mitts on any of these gorgeous figures, order now or see us at Crisis. It will be too late after that. We really mean this.

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Essen Spiel Releases from Freebooter Miniatures posted

Freebooter Miniatures is showing off the greens of the minis that they'll be releasing at Essen Spiel next week, along with a tease of a new, exclusive model they'll have at the show.


From the preview:

Surprise – our new releases for SPIEL!!!

Ahoy there, friends of the freshly-emptied mug of rum

As promised, our anniversary year ends with a big bang – a new starter box for the East-Leoneran Trading Company.

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New Freebooter Miniatures Releases for September posted online

Freebooter Miniatures is showing off the latest releases for Freebooter's Fate over on their website.
Yarr, matey!

From the release:

Ahoy there,
September is “mercenary month” so that everybody can get their share of the new loot:

The rules for Crazy Perez were designed by Christine Leonhardt and Gregor Lengsfeld. This crazy lass goes wherever she wants, which may occasionally upset the player supposedly controlling her, but she does carry a bomb and packs a hefty punch in close combat. She will fight for any crew (“Bombs for everyone!”).

Theresa is sort of the good witch of Freebooter’s Fate. She can invoke benevolent loas and will fight for any crew except for the Cult. She will also stay well clear of any Cazadores of the Imperial Armada – for obvious reasons. With her help, every crew can now use the new loa invocation rules. Did we mention that this nice old^H^H^H, I mean: mature lady also comes with a one-shot gun at a very reasonable rate?

Both characters are available now!

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Freebooter Miniatures posts up August releases for Freebooter's Fate

Freebooter Miniatures is showing off their August releases for Freebooter's Fate over in their webshop.

From the announcement:

Ahoy there!

Well, our holiday is over and so we’re back to business as usual again. Which means that we have two new releases for you in August:

The rules for Captain Dèzette stem from the creativity of Dorothea Zugberg and Rüdiger Warnke. Dezètte is a bit of an “everybody’s darling” in the world of Freebooter’s Fate. She can be used as the leader of a Pirate crew or as a mercenary in all other crews. If she leads her own Pirate crew, she can add one specialist or deckhand from other crews instead of a mercenary.

Eugen is the man in charge when it comes to using Sansamès in Cult crews. Not only does he allow you to field many of the turnipheads, he also helps you to control them more effectively. In addition, he adds some much-needed firepower to Cult crews.

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TGN Reviews: Freebooter's Fate

Do you like pirates?
Of course you do! You're reading this page, so you're a gamer and gamers like pirates!
Well, in today's TGN Review, we've got a pirate skirmish game: Freebooter's Fate, made by Freebooter Miniatures (seems appropriate).

Arrr me harteys! Set sail and let's dive into another review...
Read on and ye might even get some loot at the end.

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Two new greens posted from Freebooter Miniatures

Freebooter Miniatures put up another pair of previews for Freebooter's Fate.

From the preview:

Indiegogo Update: Pelada and Antoinette


Another one bites the dust! After last weeks presentation of El Almirantes standard bearer Mozo, we now introduce to you Pelada, which will be added to Captain-Perk El Almirantes as an additional character on the same base. Obviously Pelada will reload her commanders’ pistols, but Pelada is part of a legend, so you can expect a little bit more of her.

In addition we bring you the missing base design of Antoinette.

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Freebooter Miniatures shows off Ixchelcoatl for Freebooter's Fate

Freebooter Miniatures has a new model they're showing off on their website: Ixchelcoatl (no, I have NO idea how to pronounce that) and her winged serpent friend.

From the website:

Ahoy there me hearties

Even though we are fully into pre-christmas business, Werner took the time to finish another model for the anniversary campaign.

So here is Ixchelcoatl, High Priestess of the Amazons (yes, she can afford a real snake Wink ) and her companion, the Winged Serpent! The version shown is the Pirate-Perk version without any stretch goal bits.

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Freebooter Miniatures posts up December Freebooter's Fate releases

Freebooter Miniatures released a little bit of everything this month for Freebooter's Fate. There's an army case, some terrain and a new pirate.

From the update:

The Freebooter figure case is available! As are Barco and the Palm Tree!

We hope that December is going to be a bit more relaxed. Half our crew is currently in sick berth and so we have trouble putting up the right bits of sail at the right time and so we’re looking for a nice little place to drop anchor. Although, my personal suspicion is that the crew just a bit too much rum and is just dozing off its hangover!

A joyful advent to all of you!
Werner und the Freebooter Miniatures team

The first Freebooter figure case is finally here! Some of you had been able to get a good look at (and possibly even your greedy little mitts on) it at Spiel earlier this year. I have to say it turned out real nifty. Many thanks to Sven and the Feldherr UG crew for the smooth co-operation.

The feared and notorious pirate captain Barco Malcaduco completes the pirate crew. For now!

Plus we have added a nice big Palm Tree to the store for all you carftsy people out there.

All of the above are available as of right now.

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Freebooter Miniatures Indiegogo Entering Final Week

Freebooter Miniatures is in their final week on Indiegogo. They've made it well past their funding goal, but there's always more that can be added on.

From the update:

We are now in the final week of our 10-year anniversary Indiegogo project and so we thought it was time to make some changes for the final stretch.

First of all, we have added a new perk. It is a well-known fact that we at Freebooter Miniatures love us some shiny metally goodness. So we thought about whether there was any way of making the miniatures even shinier and, um, more metally. And we have found one. The result is a version of the Freebooter goblin captain cast in solid fine silver (935) for the serious collector. Not just silver-plated: solid silver. They are engraved with their individual number and highly limited, so make sure you get your single-digit one now.

Moreover, we have reworked the perks with the painted miniature, because we appear to have set the pledge amounts too high the first time round. These perks now contain a single miniature, painted either by Rafael Urbanski or Jennifer Haley. Jennifer has also kindly agreed to paint any miniature from the Indiegogo campaign, including, if you want, any additional modifications from stretchgoals achieved at campaign end (excluding separate sidekick characters on separate bases).

So, if you haven’t seen it yet, go to the campaign and have a look around. Have we mentioned that most of these miniatures are highly limited? Pledge now and save yourself the agony of missing out.

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