Blackwater Gulch: Gangfights in the Wild West

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Re: Blackwater Gulch: Gangfights in the Wild West

Postby 50th » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:21 pm

Did I ever show you these photos from one of the conventions I attended last year?
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It was a good game with cool miniatures (I got my hat handed to me!)

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I was part of the bandito's and lost all my band of guys in a gunfight around the train.
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Re: Blackwater Gulch: Gangfights in the Wild West

Postby Frank » Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:47 am

Great layout and pictures :D , I think we all grew up on westerns on the tv and games like this bring out the big kid in us.

Thanks for posting.
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Re: Blackwater Gulch: Gangfights in the Wild West

Postby GangfightGames » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:31 pm

Those pictures look great! I love seeing big towns like that, I wish I had that kind of room at my place.. best I can fit is a 3x3 table with a tight squeeze. Some day when I'm able to start doing conventions for real I hope to be able to set up big tables like that. How did you do the roads? Are they homemade or can you buy them somewhere?

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Postby 50th » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:45 pm

I think they were painted canvass. It was a good game with many figures.
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Re: Blackwater Gulch: Gangfights in the Wild West

Postby Frizzenspark » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:18 am

I have lots of work to do on my layout; The buildings are fun to assemble and paint, so I find it to be relaxing.

Yesterday, my new fill-in guy showed up for his first day of work; if he works out, I should have no problems making it to Origins. I've been working six days a week straight since befor Christmas, I'll have a little more time to put into the hobby..
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Re: Blackwater Gulch: Gangfights in the Wild West

Postby Frank » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:31 pm

They definitely look homemade. We have some good terrain making links on here if you wanted to have a go, possibly the best is

http://www.lloydianaspects.co.uk/models/models.html

It is the Making Scenery link at the top.
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Re: Blackwater Gulch: Gangfights in the Wild West

Postby Frizzenspark » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:12 pm

There are quite a number of companies that make these laser-cut buildings and accessories; they vary in price and quality. I've always been a bit of a penny-pincher, so I would typically avoid such extravagences. The technology and the talent is far better these days, making quality products at great prices.
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Re: Blackwater Gulch: Gangfights in the Wild West

Postby Frizzenspark » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:36 pm

The folks at Gangfight games have a downloadable update of their rules, with fantasy and Sci/Fi additions:

http://skirmishgames.com/download/59/

I have been slowly making progress on my own Gulch, which I'll have to scribble on in time.
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Re: Blackwater Gulch: Gangfights in the Wild West

Postby Whiterook » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:21 am

I am still trying desperately to not jump into this system. The fact that no one around me plays this is about the only thing saving me!
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Re: Blackwater Gulch: Gangfights in the Wild West

Postby Frizzenspark » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:06 am

Whiterook wrote:I am still trying desperately to not jump into this system. The fact that no one around me plays this is about the only thing saving me!


The system is simple and can serve a lure to bring others into other games...

Speaking of lures.... thirty bucks is a small price to pay; :evil: The rules are available as a free download. Naturally you can stop there and have no further investment.... :twisted:

I only buy more items because I want to, not because I have to... :roll:

I just received the 4Ground 28mm Stagecoach in the mail. There are 41 steps to assembly, with pre-coloured parts. I am drooling just looking at it......

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