Best Wild West Miniatures

Paul Gonzalez
• Tuesday, 19 January, 2021
• 7 min read

I will try to specify number of miniatures, and whether it includes fantasy/magic elements or is purely historical. Usually a very low model count as each gunslinger can be complicated to control and track, they track ammo for each gun, they quickly can gather injuries which add conditions.

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Skirmish game large amount of fantasy, vampires and werewolves. Fantasy Wildest teamed in the world of Game: Flintlock.

The author recently expanded his book line with much more fantasy add-ons. There is a Horror supplement, and an Apocalyptic Mutant, and a Sci-Fi Space version.

Skirmish game no fantasy, historical, uses a D20, and a custom deck of cards you use to either boost your guys, or play and hamper the other player. Skirmishwhile technically not the Wildest, it is the same time period, although in an alternate reality.

So I am including it here because you could use the rules to run a WildWildWest game extremely easily. Lots of fantasy, magic, and steam punk set in 1895.

Very nice rules, and very balanced gameplay, but also enough randomness to make it very fun. They have a Weird West rules expansion on their forums (or maybe Yahoo Group).

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Skirmish game extreme amount of fantasy, and no dice, it uses cards for random numbers Skirmish wargameincludes a bit of fantasy elements, but can be played without them.

This was published as board game (Hex boards) with card standees, but designed, so you can replace with your own Wildest miniatures and Hex playmate. Skirmisha standalone supplement for Aces & Eights RPG, that just does skirmishes.

Skirmish game based on Savage Worlds/Showdown rules, contains lots of fantasy and magic. Great setting. Skirmish gamete say it is almost RPG like, you create your own characters and can advance them.

WESTBOUND a fan adaptation of Necromancy in the Wildest. A free to download game called “Encounter” by Edward Allen works extremely well for Wildest.

Basic site functions ensuring secure, safe transactions secure account login remembering account, browser, and regional preferences remembering privacy and security settings analyzing site traffic and usage personalized search, content, and recommendations helping sellers understand their audience showing relevant, targeted ads on and off Etsy This softcover book is issue 10 of the Vallejo distributed painting guide, covering the Wild West over 64 full-colour pages.

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The models are at 28 mm scale, designed for Knuckleduster’s Gunfighter’s Ball range; touted on their website as “the most This 164-page softback rule book by Joe Venture introduces new skirmish rules and a range of factions that you can use in wild west gunfights.

It’s 1870 and the American Civil War isn’t over, it has also taken a rather dramatic twist in that the North has laid waste to the South using chemical weapons and the Confederate States have responded by using Necromancy to raise their dead and retaliate! Stronghold Terrain have a great ‘supporting cast’ of figure ranges for a number of popular games, including the excellent Dead Man’s Hand Wild West gunfight game.

(Prime members can find theirs here) We figured that even if you are not into naval war gaming you would like to ‘have a play’ with the great new 1/700th scale ship models designed by Warlord Games for their forthcoming It’s easy to conjure up images of fighting on the great plains or mountain passes on the fringes of empire.

Some of these focus upon the more historical, whilst others blend fact and fiction to produce something special. In the great pantheon of gaming rules, it is inevitable that we’ll miss out on a few.

Starting life as a set of gunfight rules for the Old West about 18 years War cradle Studios continues to release more miniature options for their top-selling Wild West Exodus game system.

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Set in a Wild West where ancient horrors have emerged to threaten the town of Brimstone and the wider world, players must work together to push back the creatures who would seek to Subtitled a ‘Western Horror Skirmish Game’, the rules and miniatures are themed around a Wild West town that lingers next to a nexus point for evil, a gateway to hell.

Our friends at War cradle Studios sent us a bumper bundle of box sets for their Wild West Exodus game, an ever-expanding range of figures and scenery for a sci-fi Steampunk background that is full of deadly adventure. North Star and Artisan Designs create a range of Weird and ‘Historical’ Wild West miniatures.

Some of the latest additions either directly support the new Forbidden Power supplement for the Dracula’s America range or may be used for both the ‘strange’ and the ‘straight’ version of the core rules or The popular Dracula’s America: Shadows of the West rules from Osprey Games continue to move forward, with the latest rule book and supplement Forbidden Power bringing the current narrative to an end.

The Salute War games Show is the biggest in the world and with attendees numbering over 9,000 it has become an annual launchpad for new product releases for several of the companies that attend. North Star Miniatures continues to add to the Dracula's America range with the Plains Tribe Skin walker Posse.

In the Dracula's America supernatural setting, these are the main opponents of the Crossroads Cult. These are some questions, and loads more besides, we contemplate in the theme articles for this issue of War games Illustrated.

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War cradle Studios has created a second edition of these Steampunk / Weird Wild West rules. As part of the re-launch, they have produced a starter set entitled Gunfight at Red Oak.

Great Escape Games continue to offer some of the most ‘cinematic’ heroes for the Wild and Weird West genres. Two of the latest offerings are designed for use with their core Wild West game and its offshoot, the Curse of Dead Man’s Hand.

They landed at Castle Garden in NY, and 2 weeks later were off to Mexico to seek fame, adventure and fortune. The history of Beau Gus Junction, or I should say the idea for the birth of the town began with a mystery.

Anyway back to the mystery… The boys were out harvesting cacti for medicinal purposes, and they couldn’t believe what they saw! Well the cast of characters begins to grow with some almost complete painting and acquisitions.

Here is a sample of some resins cast produce and goodies I purchased and painted up I have just scratched the surface painting and am I anticipating between 250 figures in total in the end.

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