Thursday, 22 November 2018

Don't put yuor daughter on the Stage!

Yet more 15mm Wild west. Yes it seems to be taking a while BUT I promise I am getting it done! While just 2 carts today little and often is my approach.

First up is a very old Stage-coach. If my memory serves  bought this about 35 years ago from "Minifigs" . I Grant you I may have that wrong as it is only a vague memory.

While it is of very limited use for the US Army for me it was important to get it re-based and painted. It is 15mm and can be used as a "liability". Liabilities in "Western! By "Peter Pig" are well just that. Target pieces the other team can pick on. While you do not need "Liabilities" they do a a certain wild west flavour as not everyone was a combatant.


Also as a Liability I have a US Army Wagon. While not quite as long as a settlers wagon it will still no doubt add something to the game being worth Victory points to whomever controls it at the end of the game.

Settlers wagons did tend to be longer than the one shown and were used by the army mostly in the civil war. A lot were then sold off and "settlers" used tem to haul their life across the plain along various trails until they reached some good farm land.

This one (with a change of drivers (And I have some) could also be used as a "Chuck Wagon" for cowboys on a cattle drive.

General Custer preferred pack mules on campaign to wagons so in the dim distant future you may see some..  First however I need to get some fighting troops done.

And that (I hope) will be the next phase for me.
Just give me a few days and a helpful postman. The post I can do nothing about so either they arrive of they don't. They have been ordered!

All the Best Clint

18 comments:

  1. Great looking wagons Clint, the rules sound interesting with a lot of flavour, making liabilities for non combatants is a great approach

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    1. Thank you Dave. Liabilities cans (and in my view)SHOULD) be dependant on your force type. Indian Liabilities for example could be anything from tepee's to women and children or even Buffalos!

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  2. Nice wagons, Clint. I must get some for my 28mm scale Wild West games.

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    1. Thank you Bryan. I have a couple as yet unmade in 28mm. So hope to get them done by Christmas.

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  3. Those are great, they add a lot to the game!

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    1. Thank you Fran. People do tend to like the little extras lie these.

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  4. There is nothing more than the Stagecoach to instantly portray an era and you're spot on with the Wells fargo colours! I too have a stage (in 15mm, but can't remember fpr the life of me, where it was purchased from [or even where exactly it is], but it's probably an Irregular Minis one as so much of my stuff is)
    The were many different types of wagons, as you state and I think I bought every variation of 15mm wagon I could find for my ACW and Pony Wars games - somewhere well over twenty I reckon.

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    1. Thank you Joe. I agree a stagecoach is quintessentially wild west. But the Chuck wagon is perhaps slightly of more use. (At least in an Army context)

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    1. Thanks Simon. How about some 28mm tomorrow... Just about to finish one for a friend.

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    1. Thank you Carl it is easy to forget how common and important wagons were in the wild west.

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    1. Thank you Frank. A 28mm on Saturday Just for a break!

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  8. Great stuff Clint, love that stagecoach!

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    1. Thank you Ray. If you cannot have a stagecoach in a wild west game you are doing something wrong!

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  9. Very nice. Love the stagecoach.

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    1. Thank you lee. Every Western game NEEDS a stage!

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