Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Dead Man's Hand Game
I had a very enjoyable game of Dead Man's Hand this evening at the club, hosted by the ever enthusiastic Gary, who supplied the figures and the rules. I bought a copy of the rules when they were published to use with my old Legends of the Old West figures but haven't had a chance to try them out, until now that is.
The games were fast and furious, with a lot of tactical card play and a pretty impressive body count by the end of each scenario. It's clearly a gun-fighting game but, with the option of linked scenarios and the inclusion of a mini-campaign, it looks like a great alternative to the rather clunky Legends system.
I'll have to find my old Mexicans and give them an Army Painter wash, ready for a rematch at some point in the not too distant future. They were painted up a few years ago and were used in a number of Old West games but have since been relegated to the storage box, so it would be great to dig them out and dust them off!