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Gamer With No Name28 May 2009 6:46 p.m. PST

If you had a Western gang what would you call it? I like The Wild Bunch but two gangs used that.

ALV

kyotebluer than blue Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2009 6:57 p.m. PST

Deadeye Dicks.

jpattern2 Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2009 7:16 p.m. PST

The Gut Gang. They're all overweight.

Mikeeeean28 May 2009 7:23 p.m. PST

The broke back mountain boys

skinkmasterreturns28 May 2009 7:38 p.m. PST

Ranchero Roughnecks.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP28 May 2009 7:48 p.m. PST

"The Hole-In-The-Boot Gang"

little o28 May 2009 8:01 p.m. PST

The Stinky Hollow Gang

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2009 9:00 p.m. PST

The Carroll County Boys

Whatisitgood4atwork Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2009 9:53 p.m. PST

The deadlands desperadoes.
The badland boys.
The soggy bottom boys.

The Black Tower Inactive Member29 May 2009 1:21 a.m. PST

Crime is for loosers!

The caught red-handed gang
The Toombstone boys
The chain gang
Dynamite devils (An offshoot of The Hole in the Wall gang)
Gee, they had a long wait for the ATM to be invented!
Calamity Jane's girls (They always get it wrong!)

Plynkes29 May 2009 1:34 a.m. PST

Los Leprosos.

Norman D Landings Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2009 2:28 a.m. PST

I've found it helpful to look at an Atlas of the US, & name a gang after a particularly lyrical place name.

Hence – The Beaver Lick Outfit.

Personal logo RavenscraftCybernetics Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2009 4:52 a.m. PST

Gatos con quesso!

Norscaman Inactive Member29 May 2009 6:13 a.m. PST

Ravenscraft, that is exactly how I like my cats too! With cheese!

My own gang would be either The Pilgrims. I'm from New England after all. Plus, it adds an irony since we would not be on a pilgrimage and would be far less than Holy.

However, one of my Traveller 'western world' gangs was known as "Miss Kitty's Posse". You say it fast and you'll understand the juvenile people that I play Traveller with.

LOL to the Brokeback Mountain Boys! Funny!

RudyNelson29 May 2009 7:30 a.m. PST

Two local ones that I have read about from the 1870s are the SHinebone valley Boys and the Marble Valley Boys. They both joined CSA units in the same company in mass. They continued to hang around together after the war and raise a ruckus.

SpuriousMilius29 May 2009 7:45 a.m. PST

The Hunnerd Proof Gang; Blackbush Mills, Jose Quervo, Pierre Smirnoff, Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, the Walker Brothers Johnny & Hiram, & the Indian renegades Wild Turkey & Old Crow make up this band of desperados.

I also have the Long Dong Tong for San Francisco.

Warbeads Inactive Member29 May 2009 11:13 a.m. PST

For Gutshot I have

Vilians –

Madame Orr's Guns

Las Flores Malas

Los Niņos de Muerto

Los Bandidos del mal de ojo

Ladies Liberation League

Forces of the Law -

The Earp Girls

Wild Western Worldforce

"non-aligned" (i.e., vigilante,) posses –

Los Vaqueros de la Hacienda

Justice Society


Gracias,

Glenn

Gamer With No Name29 May 2009 1:40 p.m. PST

Wow!A lot of good ones in there. I especially like Norman D's idea with the place names. Los Ninos de Muerto is a great name for a bandidos gang. Alas I have none to call that at the moment. Thanks.

ALV

Personal logo Brian Smaller Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2009 3:50 p.m. PST

<The broke back mountain boys>

Is that the gang where the men hang about in chaps?

Personal logo Brian Smaller Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2009 3:51 p.m. PST

My RWNN gang is called The O'Hooligan Gang.

CooperSteveOnTheLaptop29 May 2009 4:20 p.m. PST

My outlaws are the Crane Gang, my Apaches are Skinya's War Party (Real Apache name!!!)

Lord Hypnogogue Inactive Member29 May 2009 4:53 p.m. PST

I've found it helpful to look at an Atlas of the US, & name a gang after a particularly lyrical place name.

Hence – The Beaver Lick Outfit.

Must be Kentucky boys!

00 JET 0030 May 2009 11:32 a.m. PST

One of the guys in the group had an outlaw gang named the Sundown Gang. However, when the posse leader was killed, another character named Bull Tucker took over the gang. He then changed the name to the Bullrun gang, which I thought wa awesome.

evilcartoonist30 May 2009 12:39 p.m. PST

Slade's Myrmidons

(A name not of my own devising, though; Taken directly from Mark Twain's Roughing It.)

Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP31 May 2009 12:04 a.m. PST

GWNN: Great idea! Would you mind if I used some of these for one of my "Marshal Mitchell's Hotlists" over at the Hawgleg Website?

Mike

coryfromMissoula Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2009 10:31 a.m. PST

I come from a long line of folks who believed in enforcing the law themselves and so tend to favor the old gangs;

Little Blackfoot Brands Society

Catlemen's Branding Society

Flint Creek Peace and Betterment League

Gamer With No Name06 Jun 2009 6:10 p.m. PST

mmitchell, not a bit. I agree lots of great names in there. Bullrun gang is good. Sound like a pack o' yankees to me.

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2009 10:26 a.m. PST

SpuriousMilius,

Nice list, but you forgot their "Old Grandad."

HerbyF Inactive Member15 Aug 2009 7:48 p.m. PST

One of my tongs is named for a Chinese secret martial society made up of women. The Red Lanterns. They even run a boarding house & laundry in my town. My Pinketons are Captain Morgan, McNaughton, Jim Beam, the Walkers Hiram & two Johnnys Red & Black, Jack Danials, and an English dandy named Sir Sydney Barnett. Some Mexicans Juan & Jose Quervo, Suasa, Pepe Lopez, Pancho Villa, & of course Two Fingers. My Indians Old Crow & Wild Turky are accompanied by Red Eye. And I have a mountain man named Yukon Jack.

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