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lesbt65 writes:

All the classic hollywood types, Cattlemen, Indians, Military, the workers, Towns folk, Lawmen.

Play could be with 54mm as well.

Good alternative to the one man one figure types of rules.

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martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP of Peter Pig writes:

Peter Pig Western Rules Round Up!


Peter Pig has an existing set of Western battle rules. These are called Hey, You in the Jail! (1992).

These are to be replaced at the end of March 2018 by the new set, called Western. As usual, they will be grid-based, use six-sided dice, and cover 10mm, 15mm, 18/20mm and 25/28mm figure sizes. The grids will get bigger and smaller depending on figures size (15mm = 6" grid size, 25mm = 8", etc.), but the rules do not change (marvelous).

There are ten different force types. The rules allow historic rather than Hollywood battles to be fought. A typical force would have 35 bases into five groups. In 15mm, there would be two to four figures per base. In 25mm plus, there would be one figure per base.

Where to partake soon in Western (the point of this post)?

  1. Entoyment gamers shop (Poole Dorset). Probably the South's best gaming shop. This week on Thursday, 8th February, in the evening. This week in 25mm.
  2. Bournemouth wargames show (Beachhead). A top show. 17th February 2018. All day. Many games. Probably 25mm.
  3. Tunbridge Wells show (Cavalier). Another top show. 25th February. Western in 15mm or 25mm, whichever Stewart chooses.
  4. Brookhurst Hobbies (California). One of the world's top wargaming shops. 9th and 10th (will update) March at the shop. Many games, 15mm.
  5. We are not doing Historicon in 2018, but will remain a regular at that show (been ten times).

There are plenty of fine Western rules that cover skirmishes. Western is for proper little battles.

The intention is to give players a chance to try the game out, and either get stuck into Western or put the experience into their "not sure" bag. Peter Pig are getting out there once again, and displaying what they make. You get to play the game and meet members of the design team. This has been our practice for over 30 years.

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