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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Curse of Dead Man's Hand AAR

My friend Hugh and I put Curse of DMH on the table for the first time and I was reminded again that we need to keep this fun game in rotation!  Pro tip for those who play, you can't use standard gunfight tactics against the undead.  Being a slow learner, it took me a few losses to sort that out!

Scene 1 saw 2 Wendingos loose in the town.  They can race across the table and excel in hand to hand  combat as my poor cowboys quickly discovered.  I lost this round quickly!
Scene 2, the undead turn up.  While slow, they attack en mass.  They too are great in hand to hand and mouth to hand combat.  My cowboys went down in a sea of dead flesh.
Scene 3, it dawned on me that I needed to change my tactics.  Starting near the gallows, I decided to make a stand on the platform and use height to my advantage.  I kept a "blocker" on the stairs and used my collective firepower to take down the undead, one by one.  It was a good idea but undead Ned Kelly is a hard to kill tank.  He went on a tear and soon it was down to 1 undead versus 1 cowboy.  Unfortunately, I missed with a sawed off shotgun at short range and lost again! New tactics, same results.




Scene 4 , things heat up.  The Baron is in town with a gang of beasties.  To make things worse, the Baron can bring my dead cowboys back to life to fight for his side!  Hardly seems fair but then life isn't fair.  Early on, I tried to jam the baddies by covering the windows and doors of a building they were moving through.  The Baron had a surprise ability to move everyone at once quickly and in one go, it cost me most of my gang! Down to just my shotgun fellow and desperate to make a play, I spotted a move that let me take a single shot at the Baron .  With shooting modifiers, I needed to roll a 20 to get a kill and save the game.  If I missed, I'd be swarmed by monsters.  I threw my die, looked and laughed.  I rolled a 20 to win!  If you can't be good, its good to be lucky!  







17 comments:

  1. 20 out of 20! Well done cow boy, great pics lucky man!

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    1. Thanks Phil! It did look pretty good all out on the table.

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  2. interesting twist on the standard gunslinger games.

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    1. Introducing zombies to the Old West isn't as odd as you'd think for this historical gamer. Plus, DMH is a cinematic version of the Old West so this change up works and is quite fun. :-)

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  3. Great games! Once again, you are one step ahead of what I'm interested in playing, so I can shamelessly "borrow" ideas! ;) We are just starting to play Dracula's America. I hope it turns out as well as your games did.

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    1. Excellent! Now I have to keep an eye out for a review of Dracula's America.

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  4. Sounds like the cowboys had their hands full. Nice shooting with that 20.

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  5. This looks like great fun, Monty. Your gaming defies the odds!

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    1. Jonathan! It is a blast. There was a time when I was known as the man with terrible dice. Those days are gone, thankfully!

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  6. Superb terrain and figures. A great looking game, Monty.

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    1. Thanks Dean, it is a treat to get it all out on the table.

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  7. Superb terrain and figures. A great looking game, Monty.

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