Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Legends of the Old West - JR, GF

LEGENDS OF THE OLD WEST is a tabletop miniatures game which allows you to bring to life the deeds of the brave lawmen and gunfighters of the most famous period in America's history.

This 136-page book lays out rules for gunfights (and bar fights and knife fights) using miniatures to represent the famous gunslingers of the old American West. Beyond the rules for combat, the book is really an invitation to start a light RPG compaign, evaluating each member of your potential gang and assigning a dollar value to keep him on retainer. So use your old railroad buildings to stage a gunfight or created an entire economic campaign pitting the ranchers against the sod-busters. All the tools are in this book.

Like all Games Workshop books, there is plenty of eye candy and tips on painting and scenery.

LotOW is based on Warhammer and Lord of the Rings tabletop battle game with Necromunda and Mordheim mixed in.

We played two games last night, both using the High Noon scenario. Jim brought his posse of Lawmen and I pulled out my Outlaws. Not much finesse, just straight forward shootin' and fightin'!

The first game was played in town and the second took place in the wilderness. The Outlaws came out on top in both, partially due to their special "Life is Cheap" rule. Sometimes crime does pay!

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