It’s time for another Let’s Play! Today I’m joined by Greg as we run through Wild West Exodus 2nd Edition from Warcradle Studios, using the Gunfight at Red Oak and Warrior Nation starter sets!
When I started blogging I was all about 15mm miniatures. Most of what I had done over the years has been 28mm but I was finding that I liked 15mm minis better. Then I started painting 28mm again for some games I was playing in or running myself. Which I how I got into painting stuff for the Wild West, specifically for Deadlands: Reloaded.Back then I painted about a dozen of the figures I had before the game fell through. Since then they have mostly been sat around. Now I have the urge to paint some more oddball stuff again so why not cowboys and zombies. Oh and Mexicans and Indians and eventually everything else. Maybe at some point they could be a project in the future.So now for a painting plan. On top of the twenty wild west figures I have already done I have another twenty to do.They are a mixture of Artisan Designs and Wargames Foundry I think. I am going to look at doing them in batches of ten with the Indians and the few remaining western types to do. Then the next batch in some Mexicans and some harro
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
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 […]
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. […]
Are you needing more festive cheer in your Wild West Exodus games? Warcradle Studios have announced their new 2018 seasonal miniature for Wild West Exodus. Better yet, it’s available to order now! “You’d better watch out, you’d better be tough… or the Krampus will carry you off” Children all along the Frontier are used to hearing about Krampus from their parents – and their elder siblings too, of course! Let’s hope he isn’t visiting YOU this year… Available only during December, take comfort that you aren’t in the iron pot he carries on his back. Funnily enough, the pot is just about large enough to hold one small naughty child, ready to be whisked off to who knows where… You can order Krampus Rex now in time for the holidays. The post Krampus Arrives in Wild West Exodus appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In one of Vince Venturella's many videos on YouTube, he once said that, no matter if you're in the midst of an army project, you should always try out new and different things while painting. Since I was in the mood to do so anyway and this approach offered itself to a Dead Man's Hand […]
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
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. […]
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 […]
In the review of Dead Man's Hand, I had already suggested that I would make a small gang, and after relieving Dennis's holdings by a few minis, it was not long before the first protagonist of my outlaws was done. These are my first experiences with "historical" minis and I have to say that they […]