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I wondered if you guys thought that the new Mars' Late Spanish would
be appropriate opponents for Henry Morgan's English buccaneers?
Funny you mention this specific set. I am going to buy it for their use as Spanish settlers/soldiers during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 (when horses were finally re-introduced in large numbers to America).
According to PSR the uniform they wear is from around 1665 to 1685. So that falls into the dates when Morgan was most successful with his greatest campaigns from 1668 to 1671.
Sounds like an interesting scenario, Britsfan. What figures will you use for Morgan's buccaneers?
What will I use for Morgan's Buccaneers? Good question. There are pirate
figures available, but many aren't appropriate for Morgan's era. I can also
pick a few figures from English Civil War and Thirty Years War figures. But,
there are no really perfect figures.
Maybe its time for a good set of "Boucaniers", bring on Morgan
"Empire of Blue Water"
"The Buccaneers of America" eyewitness account.
"Pirates" a general history of robberies and murders of the most notorious Pyrates by Captain Charles Johnson, made the subject famous... or infamous...
Most later pirate story's and films start here....
"Life Among the Pirates" the romance and the reality"
"A Pirate of Exquisite mind"
I like the look of pirates and highwaymen in all the movies, so I have a yen to do a scene with them in. But I started to read Osprey's book on the subject and it starts out by saying that they didn't look like that. So I have revised my ideas and started to look for figures that may be more realistic, or sometimes I just disregard history and look for figures that look like Hollywood pirates!
William Dampier "A Pirate of Exquisite Mind"
My favorite book on this era is Peter Earle's "The Sack of Panama."
do anyone know if Mars is gonna make more boxes for this era ,i really like those figures ?????