It has been a while since my last post. I have been very busy, including a period of over five weeks without a day off, but I have been 'chipping away' at the hobby.
A few months ago I dusted off the Wild West rules "The Rules With No Name" and played a few games with my friend.
We decided a Wild West campaign would be a great way to go for the year as it would be one of the easiest to maintain momentum.
After a few games, I took a set of Wild West rules off the shelf that I have had since 2009, but never actually played.
This set of rules are "Gutshot" by Hawgleg publishing.
I suggested trying them to see what they were like.
I am very glad we did. They are VERY easy to play, and dare I say it, even BETTER than "The Rules With No Name".
A lot of reviews of the rules say that "Gutshot" is closer to a Role Playing Game than a Wargame, but I don't believe they are. Yes, you have characters and character sheets, but it is not a RPG.
The game does encourage interaction between players/characters to a certain degree, but it is far from a "dungeons and dragons' kind of game.
I am in the process of finishing off some scenery and figures, but I am thinking a lot of my wargaming this year will be a Gutshot campaign set in the county of Rio Diablo, located somewhere in the wild west of America.