I arrived home this evening after a long and wearying week to not one but two mysterious parcels. After having reassured SWMBO that I had not been on a buying spree I finally opened the boxes to find the contents you see above. A couple of dozen extra Pirate ships - mostly Spanish and Royal Navy - complete with all the associated cards, tokens and terrain pieces and the added bonus of no less than four forts. There was also a square gridded playing map that I had not seen before with rules to use the models on a square grid. I will get this laminated for protection purposes but the idea of using a square grid is not a new one as a certain number of SEEMS will attest to. I still have the scars to prove it - literally....;-)
I have no clue as to the identity of this mysterious benefactor although my suspicions are directed to the north and with the initials of a well known Tennessee beverage in mind this should serve to illuminate the matter. I will however, extend my most sincere and grateful thanks to this doyen of gaming and of such a generous spirit - it is very much appreciated and will most certainly be put to good use!
(Please drop me a line as well - you know who you are!)