Our Game is a Handful.

Our Game is a Handful.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Treasure Galleon

The Treasure fleets of the Spanish empire have all but vanished from the waters of the Caribbean in the turn of the 18th century. The once unfettered, gold laden, ships majestically road the trade winds to Espania propping up a decadent and bloated monarchy. Now the rare sighting of these antiquated warships sends buccaneers and governors alike into a gold educed delirium to claim what treasures await the bold, brave, and blood thirsty.

(Editor and Builders note: This ship was modified from a prefabricated purchased model. There just isn't a good selection of Galleons out there. I also wanted to see how easy it was to convert a display model to a gaming piece.)

The Brig Newton

The Brig Newton has served the Halley Family of Derbyshire's foreign interests for nearly eight years. Her proctor Alexander, second son to Edmond Halley Sr. a successful and very wealthy soap manufacturer, named the vessel after an obscure mathematician his elder brother met at Cambridge. Her first venture to Turkey retrieved a rich bounty of dried dates, spice, and tea that netted a enormous profit despite Moorish blockades of Istanbul. Recognized by the British East India Company, Alex was chartered to relocate labor from the markets of Guinea to Hispaniola. After a deadly out break of cholera , the HMS Newton has fallen victim to the universal fourth law of motion. No movement is possible until acted on by sufficient investment.