Saturday, 16 May 2015

Galleys & Galleons - Update and a Give Away!

The play testing of Galleys & Galleons has gone very well and we are about to enter the proofing stage. I'm not particularly fond of tempting fate, but I can't see too many scenarios stopping the rules from being released on schedule - in time for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th.

I thought I post a few more pictures to give an idea of some different fleet types possible in the game. So far I have shown off my pirate fleet, and my Dutch East India Company fleet.

Powering out of port, propelled by the sweat of enslaved oarsmen, I'd like now to present my Barbary Corsairs. The three galleys are from Skytrex with Peter Pig deck crew; the xebec (as some of you may have seen) is a conversion based on a Peter Pig schooner.

The Corsairs
The Galley Sultana - 48 points
Q3 C3
Special Rules: Galley, Intimidating, Swashbucklers, Yare

The Galliot Emir - 50 points
Q2 C2
Special Rules: Derring-do, Galley, Shallow draft, Swashbucklers, Yare

The Galliot Pasha - 50 points
Q2 C2
Special Rules: Derring-do, Galley, Shallow draft, Swashbucklers, Yare

The Xebec Zenobie - 50 points
Q3 C2
Special Rules: Lateen rigged, Razée, Shallow draft, Swashbucklers, Sweeps

Joining them from beyond the edge of the map are a couple of creatures from the deep. The Triton is from Pendraken, and the big fish is from Impact Miniatures.

The Creatures of the Deep
Triton - 126 points
Q3 C4
Special Rules: Creature, Flagship, Ramming, Submersible

Sea Monster - 72 points
Q4 C4
Special Rules: Creature, Ramming, Submersible

I have also had a couple of decks of cards made up for determining player turn order in multiplayer games. These aren't anything essential for the game, but I was feeling flippant. There are 11 different characters, so everyone at the table should be able to find a card to match their own style. As there was no point just ordering 11 cards, I ordered multiple decks along with some extra cards with little wind gauges on them. Some sample images are shown below. I will have a chat with Andrea at Ganesha, and we'll see what process we'll use to give away the extra packs!



  1. Beautiful ships, the mix of green and yellow is fantastic!

  2. Excellent cards. I have a playtest of G&G at the club on Tuesday. I'll let you know how it goes.

  3. Fabulous work! These are lovely as your earlier fleet.