A couple of new cowboys completed inbetween various amounts of preparation works at the moment, just break the monotony, and so i can get some in on the Old West Painting Posse on the Lead Adventure Forum.
The free figure from Galloping Major
And from Great Escape Games ... hmm could be Django..
From Galloping Major - the U.S. Cavalry
And the first inhabitant of "Nueva Tranquilidad" Wargames Foundry Mexican Peons
My record sheets use some Western style fonts - you can find these for free at "DAFONT". Just instal them on your PC and away you go - really useful for making signs for your scenery too.
I have shared the basic card packs which you can order from "Artscow" - (note they do often have money off and free worldwide shipping - try voucher code PROHO25OFF until the 24th November 2013) you would need to print out and stick on pictures of your own figures . They have frequent offers on which can mean no postage and savings on the card price as well - just register and wait for an email! yI have had packs for as little as £6.00. If you order them individually it gets under the customs import price as well
Pack 1 - Action cards , death deck , and 11 blanks
Pack 2 - Additional Cowboy action cards, Indian actions, chance event , lots of blanks
This scenario provided some real Hollywood action today. We had 3
players . . The Man With No Name is holed up in the Grand Hotel, with
his wanted "alive" prisoner - Bart who he needs to get out of town on
the train. Bart's gang 6 of them , 3 at each end of town want to free
him. The Pinkertons fresh off the train are also looking for Bart , but
have no intention of paying any reward for him.
The gangs moved
into town , the Pinkertons head into town looking out for bad guys. At
this point the wiley bounty hunter forces his prisoner out the back door
of the hotel and around into the undertakers yard.
He bundles Bart into the hearse, looks at the undertaker and says "drive".
The Pinkertons , have found some of the gang , but are still looking for Bart
Meanwhile the Pinkertons and Bart's bandits are busy exchanging fire.
hearse headed across town, the whip cracking the horses onward, one
outlaw was ridden over, failing to notice its approach while exchanging
fire with a Pinkerton.
train whistle was blowing , it would be leaving town shortly. The
bounty hunter bundled his prisoner out onto the platform. An outlaw
approached. The bounty hunter lifted his pistol, the outlaw panicked at
the mere sight of it pointing at him, turning a fleeing.
this point a battle that had been going on around the stock pen had
really spooked the cattle, they broke through the gate at the rear of
train, and began to run, initially heading out along the platform, just
as the train began to pull away.
bounty hunter turning and fired into his opponents, wounding them and
causing a recovery turn. He forced his prisoner onto the passing
passenger car, one Pinkerton and one outlaw made it onto different parts
of the train. Bart in a last ditch attempt to save himself tried to
push the bounty hunter off the steps of the train, but failed.
There was more chaos as the stampede picked up speed, running down more of Bart's gang.
bounty hunter moved through the carriage , and shot at the outlaw who
had made it onto the steps at the other end of the carriage, who then
took fright and jumped off the train. This left only the Pinkerton in
the following box car to deal with. The Pinkerton moved to the window
and let of a shot - missing. The Man With No Name bit on his cigar,
looked down and laughed. He uncoupled the carriage, then fired at the
Pinkerton , a head wound.
He would get his reward money after all.
MNN was played wonderfully by Andy Ainsty (Ainsty Castings, provider of
all manner of wargames goodness. A thoroughly enjoyable game.
All in all , a great weekend. We also have invites to FIASCO at Leeds, and next years Triples.
The cowboys have been out on the road again this weekend with a visit to the Yorkshire Riviera.
is in its 3rd year, and coincides with Armed Forces weekend, so a
wargames show, with displays by the Red Arrows, a Typhoon , and the
Battle of Britain Memorial flight. What more could any gamer want.