dead man's hand


Shoot Out

A cool evening last night for the club but I still braved the weather in my shorts, too lazy to change. After being all campaigned out with Bolt Action I decided to drop the first campaign and instead learn from the second. There are things which were wrong and having now fought five games I think I need to use the Patrol Phase from Chain of Command, although I do not like CoC this part has always seemed like a good idea. So instead of a campaign game I took along the Cowboys.A simple shoot out was on the cards, the back story being two mining outfits are at each others throats and one decides to hijack the others latest consignment of gold on its way to the Wells Fargo office, as the escorted wagon arrives in town the boys in Rogan's Bar get all het up and decide to throw down on Main Street.As the Newby Co. men move along the street two Anderson men climb on to the roof of Rogan's and open fire, all hell then breaks loose as the rest of the Anderson men exit the bar the better to take down their opponents.

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Unforgiven

Club night with three of us needing a game so I took along Dead Man's Hand and my Unforgiven (see movie of same name) inspired scenarios, the one I wanted to do needed four players, so I fell back on the second. The Sheriff had to get his prisoners to the train station, the Mexicans had arrived to collect the whore's ransom by killing said prisoners while their mates, the Cowboys, had to rescue them.I was the Cowboys while Simon took the Law and Andy chose the Mexicans, usually my bunch but it would be interesting to see if they fought better for someone else. Simon set off along the left hand side of Main Street, the Mexicans continued to hang about the Aces High Saloon while my cowhands made some moves towards the station end of Main Street from Halloran's Bar. As one of my boys peered from the window of Halloran's a shot hit the wall, it was fired from the Aces High, damn Mexicans.Sleepy town.The posse moves up.As the Law advanced a large firefight erupted in the alley between the Aces High and Rogan's Bar

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Conwy Wargames Club July Dead Mans Hand game

I hosted a Dead Man’s Hand game, since I had 3 players I joined in to make it even. I played a Cowboy gang, Pete the Law, Tony the Outlaws and Craig the Desparadoes. The scenario was simple, old feud, no one knew why they were fighting but it’s the done thing. Embarrassingly I won with the least casualties, and least under fire markers. Tony 2nd, Craig 3rd and Pete 4th. Memorable moments being Pete’s defence of the privy, Craig’s boss and my cowboy facing off, Tony’s Billy the Kidd becoming a bullet magnet surviving until shot in the back by Pete’s deputy.Billy the Kid  - hide and seek championBattle of the out houseMad charge across the openNever had a fence provided such coverMy herosHonestly we didn't gang up on Billy the Kid. In the background Pete's dastard takes aim at Billy's backThey're coming for meThe Outhouse is capturedIt's getting close now

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Dead Man’s Hand: Banditos – Part 3

My third finished gang member for the Banditos is the planned leader of the gang. The dynamic pose and the aggressiveness the miniature expressed clearly called for that. The outfit was obviously inspired by Mariachibands and so I let myself be inspired by originals as well. Unfortunately, when I was looking for pictures, I quickly […]

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Dead Man’s Hand: Banditos – Part 2

The turn of the year and the usual duties as a father have led to a small break in our Dead Man's Hand article series. Fortunately, since I did not tackle the project on my own, we will again have a Wild Wednesday occasionally. Finn's introduced his first gang member, Hector Villa,  some time ago. […]

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Dead Man’s Hand: Outlaws – Part 7

With Frank McMiller, the trio of McMiller's sons is complete. All in all, I used the same color scheme as on Eugene or Seamus to establish a visual connection. However, I must confess that bridging the colors to Eugene has succeeded better than on Seamus, as the color of the shirt was closer this time […]

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Dead Man’s Hand: Banditos – Part 1

Even though one of McMillers gang members still haven't been introduced, it's time to turn the attention to the antagonists. Finn will take over at this point and introduce his Banditos by himself and continue our common storyline in Dead Man' Hand. After I had a long hobby break, Dino spured my interest again. I […]

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Dead Man’s Hand: Outlaws – Part 6

Another Wild West Wednesday casts its shadow and with the redskin shown here, only one member remains in Killer McMiller's gang of outlaws. I've painted a Northern Union uniform for the first timewith this model, and the overall look of the model already urged to use this color combination. The pants were an experiment in […]

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Dead Man’s Hand: Outlaws – Part 5

It's Wednesday, and this means it's time to introduce another member of my Outlaws for Dead Man's Hand. The McMiller brothers should all have a color-coordinated look to bring out their family bond. For the henchmen, on the other hand, I wanted them to look like a very different bunch, made up of very dissimilar […]

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Dead Man’s Hand: Outlaws – Part 3

With the growing number of gang members, the concept and backgroundstory of the gang gradually grew as well. Seamus McMiller is Eugene's younger brother and comes from another affair of old McMiller. To illustrate that they're brothers, I tried to use the same colors as on Eugene. The only exception to this was the shirt. […]

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Dead Man’s Hand: Outlaws – Part 2

Unlike old McMiller, I've chosen brighter colors for Eugene, inspired by the beige and pastel tones of the Briscoe County Jr. series, a Western adventure series from the 1990s. The model is from the Foundry range and offers a wonderfully silly facial expression. That was just right for Eugene to get a matching backstory that […]

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The Legend of Dead Man’s Hand

The original version of The Dead Man's Hand was written by Great Escape Games (2013) and was later expanded by the french Studio Tomahawk with additional, optional rules. The present review is the German version of the Dead Man's Hand rules, which is distributed in Germany by Stronghold Terrain. Previous rule enhancements are included in […]

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