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skyking20 Inactive Member21 Sep 2012 9:53 a.m. PST

So if I want to fall through the inter-dimensional hole and try adding some steam punk to my Old West gaming do I turn to Malifaux or Deadlands?

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Sep 2012 10:06 a.m. PST

Why not both? Or are you looking for a system to play?

Jeff W Inactive Member21 Sep 2012 10:07 a.m. PST

Isn't Deadlands an RPG, while Malifaux is a skirmish wargame? Which kind of play are you looking for?

Crow Bait21 Sep 2012 10:14 a.m. PST

The Great Rail War is the miniature game set in the Deadlands era. You can also use Savage World Showdown, their current miniature game.

Jeff W Inactive Member21 Sep 2012 10:28 a.m. PST

Cool, did not know that.

skyking20 Inactive Member21 Sep 2012 10:37 a.m. PST

I think skirmish gaming with a bit of punk thrown in is what I want. Is that a mix of the two?

Steve21 Sep 2012 11:08 a.m. PST

Make sure you have some steam spiders!

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doc mcb Inactive Member21 Sep 2012 12:02 p.m. PST

Great Rail Wars is a FUN game.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Sep 2012 1:03 p.m. PST

I would say that you should find your favourite set of Wild West rules and then add in the steam punk stuff.

richardmkii Inactive Member29 Sep 2012 9:23 a.m. PST

Savage Worlds (Deadlands)is a miniature based RPG, all the mechanics use minitures and it runs like a wargame.

Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member04 Oct 2012 4:28 p.m. PST

I've not played The Great Rail Wars, but I've got the rules and they sound like a lot of fun. Based on its solid reputation, I would add my endorsement for trying that to bring some Steampunk fun into your game night.

solosam Inactive Member30 Oct 2012 6:43 p.m. PST

Spartan Games just released its Dystopian Legions game. It has a steampunk cowboy faction, along with British, German, and Japanese.

-Solo Sam

Thieses Inactive Member01 Nov 2012 6:23 a.m. PST

Rail Wars is a blast. The figures are still available. I know someone picked them up. You can also supplement the figures with all kinds of repainted D&D minis.

Here in an image from Wargames Workbench


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