With the new kitchen completed (almost) the house has returned to some form of normality and we were able to get a game in on the dining room table back to it's normal position after the whole dining room had been turned into a temporary kitchen. I've been working on Blood and Plunder minis and terrain and so that was the game of choice.
The forces were the English and French starter sets on my Terraformers skirmish boards with Caribbean additions in the form of some Spanish-style buildings and palm tree jungle bases.
I asked Brendan which side he wanted to play and he chose the English. I suspect because they were actually the only real pirates. They were under the command of Robert Searle. My French under command of Julien Lambert were simply Militia forces.
We played the "Take and Hold" scenario, with the bridge over the river as the central objective. I was the defender and chose the side with the Spanish buildings leaving Brendan to advance through the jungle.
Early in the first turn My Flibustiers and Captain climbed up onto the villa balcony to get a good position and this proved a very bad idea as Brendan's Freebooters popped out of the jungle and killed half of them in a single round of shooting. With their tails between their legs they climbed back down again out of line of sight and the Captain ordered the Milicies around the back of the villa whilst the Marins and Boucaniers advanced on the Bridge.
This was a great first game and we're looking to play a lot more. The game flowed beautifully with not too many rule-book references and I just have one rules query I need to look up.
I have a Brigantine on my bench right now which I need to get built ready for sea battles... but there'll be more land games first before that is ready.