My brother-in-law and I tried out the Blood and Swash rules last night, with six pirates on each side. I think we played the rules for reloading weapons wrong, as shooting seemed a little overpowered in the game. I think the rules were meant to have shooting be an occasional thing, with the focus being on swordplay and swashbuckling. I also think we played some of the other attacks in the wrong way, using a Save roll for every defender rather than rolling against the stat listed on the chart. We'll get it all sorted out this weekend, though, when my little brother comes over to visit. In the game last night, my brother-in-law's leader was able to fend off several of my lesser pirates and win the game.