|The Law tiptoes into town.|
|A snipers view of the action.|
|Look behind you.|
|The Law finally clear Holloran's Place.|
The scenario involved a boss, a gunslinger and eight others for each side, however the Mexicans had to roll for each figure and only on a 4+ could they be placed on the table, anywhere the player wished before the game proper started. After this any figures which did not make it on would again throw at the beginning of a turn and again required 4+ to arrive, but this time they had to be placed within an inch of a door or in a building. This hopefully would simulate the surprise element and their sore heads. If either side lost their leader they would lose the game or if they failed a 'big nerve test' due to casualties they could also lose the game.
The game went very well, I was The Spider and managed to get six men on at the start, however as Simon came on at a fast pace I had to keep my leader out of harms way, hence I was cornered at first, I got two more in turn two and the remainder on turn three. I 'ambushed' one group of lawmen as I decided that as the Wells Fargo building had not been entered by anyone then the two men in there could not have been spotted, this turned the tide in that part of town as the good guys were overwhelmed and mown down by some excellent close range firefights, and my handy rooftop sniper who took out the Marshall. Simon desperately wanted to kill the sniper, he managed to get two men on the roof alongside him but I managed to activate first, the Sheriff took a 'quick shot' as my man leapt from the roof but he missed, exciting stuff. I was luckier at shooting than Simon but I only managed to win the initiative once in the whole game. This is an excellent skirmish game which is deceptively simple.
Not sure yet what we will play next week, there is an X-Wing game coming up but it is two weeks away not one, Dropzone commander may be on the cards, but in the meantime I have my Dark Age game to play on Sunday. Elsewhere last night was an AWI boardgame, a Bloodbowl match and a large Frostgrave game with some beautiful terrain, yes I know, I should have taken a picture, I really should.