North Star are about to launch their pre-order for their On the Seven Seas figures to go with the new Osprey rules. Some of the figures are at the more fantastical end of even Hollywood pirates but they all look completely splendid. The Legatus fears he will have to buy the whole deal of all the figures and the rules for £130.99. This includes some extra figures which are not, at present, available separately.
There are five crews up on the North Star website and they are priced at a rather pricey £23 for eight figures (£2.87 per figure) compared with, for example, IHMN companies at £27 for 11 figures (£2.45 per figure). Still, its peanuts compared with GW and they score marks for naming their marines Pugh, Barney, McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grubb (obviously the other twin is missing in action). Many years ago when my sister worked for one of those government organisations that didn't officially exist (actually they reported to the Crown not the government) she and some of her colleagues reckoned that the best way to expose a Russian deep cover mole was to start reciting "Pugh, Pugh, Barney, McGrew..." The Russian, of course, would not be able to complete the list.