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Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jun 2017 6:07 a.m. PST

Last Monday night I ran a big Old West game and had to dig through my collection. I had a large number of painted figures in need of basing, so last night I decided to at least mount them and paint the bases, so they could be pressed in to service. I'll do the full-fledged sand/flock/scatter some other time. These are mostly Indians, civilians, and animals with a few gunfighters mixed in.

Figures are mostly Minifigs and Blue Moon.




Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

Lookin' good, sir.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2017 8:48 a.m. PST

What in tarnation is goin' on here?


Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2017 4:11 p.m. PST

I am just considering starting old west gaming. Figure size has not been decided. I skirmish game SF using 6mm and like the old toy soldier style offered by 54mm for the old west. Your figures look nice. If I could find some rules I liked for the mid size figures (10-25mm) I might be convinced to do something for the old west othe than skirmish (think Indian wars).

Early morning writer15 Jun 2017 10:55 p.m. PST

Allen57, you seek the Holy Grail, a very elusive thing to find. But we who seek must maintain hope.

I, too, am an Old West 15 mm gamer with a lot more figures than average. My buffalo herd is 120 figures. One cavalry regiment, just the mounted men alone is 150 and then add in the horses and the dismounts and the holders and the casualty figures. And it just keeps on going. My sanity preservation measure is to go with 3 figures to a base – so only 40 bases of buffalo.

I'll probably have to write/adapt my own rules. But it is one of my three core periods (the other two being AWI and my "Slightly Cracked" Colonials).

Extra Crispy, that is a nice 'start' to your collection, keep it growing.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 5:43 p.m. PST

These are additions to the collection – this is maybe 13 of it.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 5:44 p.m. PST

@Allen57: Rampant Colonialism is perfect for this. "Units" are normally between 8 and 20 figures, so in my game each player commanded 20-30, which is a small command, so we had 300 figures on the table.

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