Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Wild West - It's A Hanging Day.

A few pics from a recent Wild West game run by Robafett.

The setting is Dead Dog Gulch, a small backwater town somewhere in the depths of Inconsequence County.

A local ruffian going by the moniker of 'The Silver Kid' has finally been caught and is facing the gallows.

The Sheriff of The Gulch, Morgan, and his deputies, Tightson, Primcup, O'Ryan and Coburn are intent on having a hanging today and the local crowd has gathered. The Reverend Stickler reads scripture to the crowd as they wait.

Little know to the Law, two other groups have arrived in town over the last day. First, The Black Gun Gang, led by Jonas 'Black Gun' Quinn, with his surly mob, Bo 'Sonny' Stocks, Luke 'Red Beard Junior' Stocks, Henry 'Ratface' Harrison and Asumpta 'Princess' McCoy (nee Quinn) have turned out to make sure nobody tries to save 'The Silver Kid' from his well earned fate...he was the varmint responsible for gunning down 'Little' Joey Hamstringer. Most of the gang are waiting in the Strawberry Brothel but 'Princess' and 'Ratface' lurk outside near the gallows.

Also in town are a posse hired by 'The Silver Kids' pop (gawd knows what a b'std that fella is...) to get him the hell out of Gulch and back to the safety of the Ranch. Joshua Tremble, Lem Wenkleman, Sam O'Callahan, Bart McKendry and Bob 'The Kid' Jenkins make up this group of 'innocent' ranchers.

The scene is set...the Sheriff and his deputies bring out 'The Silver Kid' from the jail just down the street...meanwhile, the other interested parties start to move into position...

Well...as can be expected, absolute carnage ensued and a whole lot of poor civilian folk met their maker!

For a full write up, pop over to The Streets of Inconsequence where you can find lots of lovely photos.

All figures, buildings and terrain are from Robafett.

Rules used were his modified version of The Rules With No Name.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Cavalier 2016.

Better late than never...

Robafett and I attended the Cavalier show at Tonbridge again - its fast becoming one of our mainstay shows on the calendar, Salute (huge and busy) and SELWG (disappointing again last year sadly) and I always find this a pleasant little show that I have developed a bit of a soft spot for. Friendly atmosphere, a few good displays (but not over the top) and a reasonable selection of traders.

The SEEMS gang had a Viking game on in the main games hall whilst our pals Chris and John (aka League of Gentlemen Anti Alchemists) were running a participation game based on the early exploits of a young Erwin Rommel during the First World War as he tries to fight his way through a small town swarming with French!

A few pics from the games...

Anti Alchemists - Rommel:His Downfall 1915

Anti Alchemists - Rommel:His Downfall 1915

SEEMS - Fury From the North 886

Southend Wargames Club

North London Wargames Group

Gravesend Gamers Guild


Hailsham Wargames Club

Friday Night Firefight

There were a few other games that I seem to have missed taking pics of but all looked good, including The Maidstone Wargames Society who won Best Demonstration Game of the day.

The Anti Alchemists won the Best Participation Game - Rob and I managed to play and it was great fun.

Picked up a few goodies from the traders - C3P0/R2D2 and Boba Fett for Imperial Assault, a pack of 'Bandidos' from Knuckleduster (that was unexpected...I'm blaming Colgar6...) some plastic grass and a box of 32 Copplestone sci-fi troopers for £20 from the Bring & Buy.

All in all a nice day out.

Next up is the big one...SALUTE!