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Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP writes:

That was at least implied by the call for "Capt. Parmenter," above!

And maybe not a "New Idea," to have matching foot/mounted poses, but one which was not always followed through!

And, "No," I don't imagine I'd ever really need matching foot/mounted Bartenders, Shopkeepers, Blacksmiths, etc, but anyone who'd carry a gun into the street probably would.

Speaking of Classic TV Westerns to provide, let's not forget "Gunsmoke" with the full range of Marshal "Matt Dillon's" several Deputies (Chester Goode, Festus Hagen), and sometime supporters (the young Burt Reynolds as Blacksmith). But I think a "Miss Kitty" on horseback (suitably attired in Riding Habit) would be spot on.

Not every Saloon Girl need be on horseback. But if you want to sell a TON of them, offer them mounted.

Okay, I'm leaving….


Best wishes to Empress on this new venture!

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Empress Miniatures Sponsoring Member of TMP of Empress Miniatures writes:

This range is a Western gunfight range with a little difference. Having lived through the age of the Hollywood Western – some good, some bad, some amazing – we all realized that no matter what our age, we all had favorite characters from the cinema for this genre.

Western gunfight range

Yes, we had a tendency to whinge about the accuracy of the costumes or the weapons, and sometimes the story lines. And why can't the Indians win for once. But the obvious fact was that cinema had more impact on us than the real history.

Western gunfight range

This range is also about the characters that the actors created, more than the actual actor. John Wayne is credited with 84 films and, although his acting style was wrapped around his Hollywood persona, he created a number of superb characters. It is for this reason that this range is more about the film character than the actor portraying the part, although is is only one step away from honoring those incredible actors.

Western gunfight range

With these type of memories, it seemed logical when designing a Western gunfight range that we concentrate on film and television rather than just history. So prepare for the release of characters that you will, hopefully, recognize and not only bring back nostalgic memories, but allow you to put them into your games.

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