Tuesday, 10 February 2009

CHRISTMAS IN IMELDA

Over the Christmas holidays we played a two day campaign using the rules from the "showdown" supplement. The first game was a now "infamous Stinky Pete" scenario. He had been drinking to hard again like every other time he comes down from the hills with bags of gold...
This was a multipler game, each posse had to grab as many bags of gold from the centre of town whilst dodging lead from Stinkys buffallo gun as well as each others. We started the game at 2100 and finished at 0230!!

Since it was so long ago and my notes have disappeared here are some pics of the action.

A goat is tethered behind the saloon, dont get to close it is a bit moody!

two ladies take a stroll down main street

Its not just the town that is sleepy.....

The good folk go about their business in peace

A view down main street

Come on boys I have a stage to catch!

The noon stage prepares to leave

The town in all its glory as the posse start to arrive

Pat "windy" Smith brings his boys in for some action

With the sight and more importantly the smell of the mountain men the peace loving locals decide to scarper

The bushwhackers use their military tactics to go into an all round defence as they see some possible enemies heading for the gold

The dismounted buffallo soldiers engage at long range with their rifles

Stinky Pete harrasses a local in the centre of town

The Daves mountain men and Pats lawmen get stuck in to each other on the outskirts of town

Mountain men with buffallo guns take up good firing positions to cover main street where most of the stashes of gold can be seen

The bushwhackers take their first casualty, shot in the guts by a mountain man

The buffallo soldiers take cover behind the stagecoach

the close combat continues as more reinforcements form both posses get involved in the fisticuffs

The casualties grow amongst bushwhackers.....
It was a great opening game with much fun had by all. It was the first time anyone had used a mountain man posse and everyone was impressed by their mix of long range fire power and hand to handiness...

The next game saw my bushwhackers up against Colins buffallo soldiers in an "avert the massacre" scenario. This looked like it was going to be deadly for me as I had to cover a lot of open ground to get in range with my predominately sixgun armed posse, all under fire from the rifle armed soldiers.
With a mix of bad dice rolling and slow reloads, my boys managed to get in close and bring
their weight of numbers and shotguns to bear. A great tense game which i was eventually lucky to win.
The bushwhackers close in on the buffallo soldiers
Making use of what little cover their is
It gets close and deadly, before hte soldiers have to make a tactical withdraw
Another game continues with Mexican peons protected their herd of horses from rustlers

masses of me-hi-kans


The town looks peaceful again before the final battle, a multiplayer shootfest with the winner being the last man standing

The playes set up for the finale

This dog soldier was a real hand to hand killer, many scalps were earned that day
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