Sunday, 26 November 2017

Battle Report - Old West

Hello All,

Have another battle report for you, busy day today! This time it is an Old West Game, Duncan came over to take the Law Men and give it a go. Playing Dead Man's Hand again, mainly has allot to do with being a bit to lazy to learn a new game, but it is pretty fun anyway. Decided to do the Hanging Scenario.

Hang em High:

For the first scene we have a gallows where in outlaw is about to be hung, with a crowd of unlookers. A few deputies are watching the proceedings, but a trio of outlaws are there to save their pal.

Crowd with some lawmen visible, an outlaw with a rifle is way over hiding behind the hardware store, another on the other side of it, and one with the 'ladies' in the Bar.

Utilizing the surprise 2 outlaws storm the gallows, while the rifle provides covering fire, putting a pin on the deputy by the stairs.

They went up top and put some pins on the closest guy to the gallows, shot guns are dangerous at close range!

Gun fighting continues with the rifle advancing and the other outlw trying to sneak around the platform.

He heads into the crowd and grabs a hostage putting the deputies off, not real keen on shooting the lady with the kid, you can kind of see them behind the gallows.

Mr. Rifle line up another great shot.

And takes out another deputy, things are looking bad for them. But the last guy on the gallows managed to tag the outlaw and he lost his hostage.

Having run out of ammo, he decided that fisticuffs was the way to go.

He lost that battle, and I had a card for a parting shot but he had no ammo! So 2 deputies down, but in this mission the outlaws loose if 2 guys are done, so somehow the Law managed to pull it off. The poor Rifleman got arrested.

Get me Out of Here!:

Scene 2, this time the Outlaws have 2 break their pal out of prison. They get the gunfighter a better shot, but are outnumbered and the rifle guy is wounded. They have to escape off the edge. Truth be told we started the jail to close to the edge, but oh well.

Here is the initial shot, towns folk more spread out, some more deputies around town, one on the roof of the bar. But he has a shotgun, so maybe not the ideal place.

The Outlaws hoof it with the Law cracking of shots and in hot pursuit. They are not keen on the cop killing rifle guy escaping town.

Bit of a shot up happens. The rifle guy get shot in the back, but the other to guys are able to escape leaving another deputy in the dust. No one really feels like a winner so we call this one a draw. Was a bit shorter oddly. Normally scene 2 is longer then 1, but  again jail is a bit close to the edge. You can almost hear the mariachi band up there playing a mocking tune.

Fast Train to Safety:

Scene 3, one of the law men is secretly chosen as a witness to the murder of the last deputy (Sheriff), he has to get to the train station and escape to bring in the heavy hitters. Both sides are kind of split up into 3 groups to head in. With the Outlaws to stop them dead.

Turn 1 quickly devolves into a major scrum in the Bar, which is where I had put most of the civilians, including the boxers hah. Both bosses are facing off, but not one gets a hit on turn 1. The Outlaw boss even getting a jam!

Well turn 2 the Boss gets the drop, and with a jammed gun it is time for punching! He charges in a rolls high beating the Sherrif to down and winning the scenario. But we decided to keep playing anyway.

Things in the Bar go from bad to worse and almost everyone is heading in there. But the next rifle man is up on the roof of the train station and he manages to take down a deputy or 2. With more guys in place the Outlaws are able to edge in with some luck and edge it out with the bar under control.

But a pair of deputies, unhappy with the rifle guy decided to give him the boots and sneak up through the train station. They give him a few good licks, but another deputy goes down.

Eventually the last guy fails his never test and leaves town. Leaving the Outlaws in control.

Was a really fun set of scenarios. But to be fair I kind of messed up the second one with the jail a bit out of place. But the first one came off very well, fun story with the hostage and fist fight on the gallows. The Outlaws came very close to running out of cards and forcing a draw, or getting that last deputy, but was just out of ammo at the wrong time!

Anyway hope you enjoyed reading.


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