Getting some plains and woodland Indians finally done over the last couple of weeks, I got the itch to pull out the Old West buildings again - which hadn't seen the light of day for close to two years I think.
My go to rules for the Old West is Dead Man's Hand by Great Escape Games. It's fast and fun and with super easy rules it's really easy to teach. Plus I really love games that have card interrupts :)
I threw this table together really quickly over the weekend in hopes I could get someone over to roll some dice - well, that in fortunately didn't work out. DMH requires at least two players, and I can't see any way to modify things to work as a solo game.
But I do have the Pulp Alley solo deck so I think I'm going to try to write up some leagues for the cowboys and Indians and have a go at a solo game using the PA rules.
I had a narrative ready for DMH which had the Indians attempting to steal horses from the Wells Fargo Express stables.
Stealing at least six horses was going to be the main objective for the Indians, using 1 action would allow you lasso a horse. Two horses would be the max any one Indian could lasso while mounted.
I think this can be a really solid narrative for PA , and it will also allow more objectives throughout the board - specifically the Express building itself and the stagecoach.
Who knows, maybe this can turn into a little 3 or 4 episode campaign - I think the story elements are definitely there for something like that. Perhaps episode 2 has the stagecoach escaping in an attempt to make to the next town.
I kind of went a bit overboard with the scatter terrain around and inside the Express building lol!
This particular WF Express stop has a ton of supplies and why it is a prime target for bandits and Indians.
That's my story anyway, and I'm sticking to it :) Besides, you can never have enough scatter terrain right?
One thing I did do before setting up the table was to finally add shingles to the stables.
This was one of the very first 4Ground kits I ever built, but never did a post about it.
This was also the very first 4Ground kit that I modified. I completely cut off the front façade. I wanted my stables to be more like a large barn on a farmstead instead of a stables in a town.
Unfortunately I only had the bleached wood shingles - I really think the new wood shingles, which are a nice deep brown color, would have really made the barn pop. Now everything just kind of blends into itself. And honestly, I don't like it at all.
I do have some washes and pigments so maybe I'll see if I can darken the shingles up this week.
Until next time, thanks for looking!