This Wednesday at home I staged another Playmobil Wild West game. After a few successful test games at the Falkirk club with Dave Paterson I changed to using the Legends of the Old West Rules.
|The gallant band on Custer Hill - the great man end of 2nd row right
Having added more figures to my collection I decided to try the Little Big Horn scenario from the Death on the Plains supplement. I umpired the game, Colin Jack played Crazy Horse, Donald Adamson Lame White Man, Tim Watson George Armstrong Custer and Ray Neal Captain Benteen.
|Crazy Horse's warband - first wave - another 6 mounted braves to arrive
|Lame White Man's mounted force - foot warriors moving in background
|Capt Benteen's column - scout on foot
|First attack on the hill - it was beaten off.
Great fun and history was repeated. The rules work well even with nearly 60 figures engaged. The US cavalry need lots of good dice throws and luck to win this. This is my 300th post on blogspot.
Tim has posted a Custer viewpoint report on his blog at
All my photos at https://flic.kr/s/aHsksh42k7
|Benteen attempts to break thru.....Injuns sell their lives dearly
|Further mass mounted attacks on the hill - Crazy Horse preparing his run on the Guidon
|Almost the end - Custer fights on alone - Crazy Horse calls for final charge