Pages

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dead Man's Hand

These lovely figures are the "Daughters of the West" set by Great Escape Games.  Each is a character in her own right and that made these fun to paint. Its hard to come up with a back story when you're painting 70 figure warbands for SAGA but it worked for me here.




These fellows are part of the Dead Man's Hand Rogues collection.  Speaking of a story, the Preacher looks to be channeling the abolitionist John Brown.  I can't wait to get him out on the tabletop, even if it is just for a bit of color in a gunfight.
My friend John Stentz hosts a Halloween-themed game of DMH every October. We played  "Dead Man's Hand, Dead Again" with Cowboys versus Zombies last year. This  year was "Night of the Undead Man's Hand" with Outlaws versus Lawmen versus zombies.  You read that right.  Each turn, 3 zombies spawned from a grocery store in the middle of the table and moved to the sound of the nearest gun!  It was a target rich environment with Oktoberfest beers, pumpkin pie and lots of laughs. It's a testament to the game that 3 years on, Dead Man's Hand in still in  rotation and I'm already looking forward to our next Halloween showdown.  





I've got two new SAGA warbands under way. The US Grand Melee is next March and I've got 4 months to paint and train up with a new warband.  I'm split on taking the Spanish or Mutatawwi'a. Whatever I take, it'll be another epic event, courtesy of Eric Hagen and all the great players who turn out. This gaming life is a good one!

24 comments:

  1. Well, DMH looks like fun! Great tombstones with Zombies climbing out of their holes!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jonathan! It's our epic annual event.

      Delete
  2. Lots of fun an a great looking table. Nice job on the female gun slingers.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Brendan! Love your Kings of War project!

      Delete
  3. These are so good Monty and the table looks amazing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Michael and DiNovember is a treat as always!

      Delete
  4. Zombies in the Wild West - what's not to love? Very nice painting on the gang :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Tamsin! Zombies are a good mix for a cinematic game.

      Delete
  5. So, the Minnesota Kid is back in the saddle agin! Sharpest brush in the Midwest!

    Terrific work on these figs, Monty - I've got a few of these stashed away in my personal lead mountain!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL and thanks! When you get to them, they'll be fun for sure. One day I have to make a trip to Australia.

      Delete
  6. Splendid minis and table, love this impressive preacher!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Phil! Even though he's fairly simple, I do love the Preacher.

      Delete
  7. Very nice work Monty and glad to see your having fun!

    Christopher

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Christopher! Its funny, I did struggle painting the Frostgrave set but these were a treat.

      Delete
  8. Love it!! Well done. The lighted pumpkin is excellent! :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jay, that is the handiwork of my host, John Stentz. He is a wiz with terrain.

      Delete
  9. Stunning work Monty! You've really made these ladies stand out. Your games look like a lot of fun too!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very nice project, and beautifully painted minis! Cheers!

    ReplyDelete