Swipe me with a marlinspike if it don't be talk like a pirate day again, me hearties!
I dug out my pirates for this occasion and was rather surprised at how many I have painted over the years. I tend to paint one or two when doing other things but these have mounted up over time. Nearly all are Foundry ones which I think I bought in one of their deals, so I no doubt have a lot more lurking around somewhere. They have bucket loads of character and just looking at them makes me want to dig another couple out!
Apart from the Foundry figures I have also done a few Black Scorpion pirate girls which are equally nice to paint but tower over the Foundry figures somewhat. I also have some of their skeleton pirates and (not very historically accurate) Royal Marines which I got for trying some games based on the Disney Pirates of the Caribbean on-line game which Guy and I used to play a lot. Ironically (or perhaps not) Disney are closing down this online game today, much to the annoyance of the hundreds of thousands of players worldwide.
Here is the Legatus' online avatar taking a last look at one of the environments as I want to build some pirate buildings based on them.
The set for Port Royal was built in Wallilabou Bay in St Vincent and bits of it are still there today. You can see the building above which was the inspiration for its digital equivalent in the online game pictured.
Depressingly I haven't played a pirate game since November 2008 but getting some scenery for WW2 Pacific would also work for the Caribbean (pretty much). I have ordered some palm trees so may get some scenic bases done.