Legends of the Old West


The Cinderella Cattle Company - This is no fairy tale.

Another outing for Legends of the Old West and the occasional campaign game in the region around Dead Man's Gulch. Today's outing see's the Cinderella Cattle Company venturing out to secure a number of their lost cattle who have been acquired by the Mexican Army...…Don't listen to the Mexican government who will tell you it was a vicious raid on the legitimate government who were simply garrisoning the (wall) border it's all fake news :-)The Cinderella Cattle company under Trail Boss - Tom Kelfer supported by Green Horn's, Buckaroo's and Cowpokes. Plus Stinky Pete the Cookie.The outpost with it's sole guard wandering aimlessly around and the returning wagon and patrol no doubt with some else's property to add to their rations......After several moves of sneaking around the perimeter, the cattlemen hide amongst the cattle and tall grass as the Mexican soldiers walk their horses to the stable.As the Federal troops near the stables Tom calls out to his men to open fire, his men blaze away and take down the unsus

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Legends of the old West - Gold Hunt in Dead Mans Gulch

It's been several years since we dusted off the outlaw gangs, so when the offer of a Western on Friday, what could I say. Welcome to the ghost town of Dead Mans Gulch.Four Posses rose at dawn each on the look out for loot and the chance of revenge. The Secret Wargamers Friend has been slowly building his terrain collection over the past few years and has enough now to make up a full town made up of shops, stables, saloons a bank and jail.The Scalp Hunters amble into town, like a gang of modern day hipsters they stopped in the window of the hotel and admired their beards. They were on the look out for a bar, whiskey and some Mexican and Indian scalps.Meanwhile on the opposite side of the table the natives scampered on to the table, looking to kill, well anyone.At the far end of town the 1950's cowboys wander into town Dean Martin and John Wayne leading the way. My Mexican bandits hung back keeping an eye on the opening moves waiting for a chance to hunt down the spoils and gold which I am sure is hidden in the

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Dusting off a classic - Legends of the Old West.

It's been - well let's just say a few years (Before I started this blog... wow) that the Westrn Gunfighters have graced the table. But tomorrow see's the  Wolves of Guadalupe ride into the town of Dead Mans Gulch. Led by the ruthless Dirty Sanchez, a feared and hunted Mexican who has murdered and robbed his way along the border he is looking for a fight. Stay tuned for some gun slinging...Back in 2004 when Warhammer Historical was pushing out rule sets Mark Latham created Legends of the Old West. Players had $200 to recruit and outfit a posse made up of 5-8 members a fine set of skirmish rules and perfect for multi-player action.Let's see who is still standing tomorrow once the gun smoke clears.

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Old West Tents

I've been working away on some Old West terrain for a while. As I am slowly building a complete town with a friend we need quite a lot of terrain. While buildings are fun to do we also need some more scatter style pieces. As the town represents a rapidly growing gold rush location we felt that some more temporary accommodation might be fitting. Having looked at the Dead Wood series we came to the idea that tents would be a common feature of towns like this as people arrive but can't afford to build a house straight away or live indefinitely in a boarding house. I tried making my own to varied success and finally felt that the effort wasn't worth it for the result and so I went in search of some alternatives online.Renendra make some very nice generic tent pieces for a very decent price and as luck would have it when I went to order they were running a sale on exactly what I wanted. I think these are called dog tents and as they are very plain and simple they will work in almost any genre that I play. The scal

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