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Legends of the Old West

The Gangs of Nowhereville, 1929

Misc., Gangsters, Legends of the Old West, 28mm This weekend I was up in Kirriemuir in the north-eastern corner of Scotland, to take part in the League of Gentlemen Wargamers’ weekend. We meet up about three times a ear, and at least one game is a “silly” one. This was it. Each of the dozen

Deadwood, 1877

Misc., The Wild West, Legends of the Old West, 28mm Once every so often I take part in a Leage of Gentleman Wargamers weekend. This is a bunch of gamers who get together three times a year in central Scotland. I missed the last couple of games, so I was determined to make this one

The Relief of Lucknow, 1857

Queen Victoria’s Little Wars, Legends of the West (modified), 28mm Once every four months the “League of Gentlemen Wargamers” gather somewhere for a big game. The November one is usually played in Stonehaven, just south of Aberdeen, and is usually less serious than the two earlier games of the year. This one, laid on by Peter

Red Rock, Wyoming, 1880

Misc., Wild West, Legends of the Old West, 28mm Once every few months a few of us get together for a weekend game – a large multi-player affair. Well, this one was a Wild West shootout, with eight different gangs, fighting through the sizeable town of Red Rock and its neighbouring Mexican village. My crowd

Stodge City, Kansas, 1881

Misc., Wild West, Legends of the Old West, 28mm OK, I’ll be the first to ‘fess up. I played a Warhammer game! There. I said it. Its a slippery slope, and before you know it I’ll be playing with Orcs, Tree Goblins and Third Level Wizards. The story goes, wargaming compadre Colin Jack is planning