Thursday, 10 May 2012

Legends of the Old West

Ok, so it has been a long time coming but at our last meeting we played our first game of LOTOW using figures and terrain supplied by one of our members.  There were six of us playing so we started by creating two ad hoc posses of 9 figures and controlled 3 figures each.  As this was our first game we didn't want it  to become too cumbersome.  All we wanted to do was to try the rules out and see how the mechanisms worked. 

In order to simplify things we chose the same stats for each side so we didn't have too much to remember on our first attempt but that didn't detract from the game in any way.

So, one side was the upstanding citizens of our own town with no name and the other was a group of unwelcome  rowdy types meandering into town.  The game began with the rowdies entering town and the residents attempting to stop them by force, as was always going to be the case.  A few citizens were placed, including an undertaker, a few drunks who got in the way and some floozies lurking with intent.

A gunfight ensued with a number of the characters firing, and missing on several occasions.  Great fun was had and there was plenty of mirth and dubious comments about the 'Pluck Test' and the 'In the way chart' which did create a few situations.  Anyway some figures hid behind door posts and bits of fence as well as other citizens.

A good game using, what appears to be, a very well thought out set of rules with the result that we will be playing it again, hopefully fairly soon.  We like games to have a particular flavour and this one seemed to have it, with figures lurking in buildings and behind cover.

The game ended in a sort of stale mate but we decided that there would be a return match.  if you haven't yet tried this game give it a go as we are sure you will enjoy it as much as we did and despite the fact that this set is published by Warhammer Historical there is not a saving throw in sight nor do you need bucket loads of dice.

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