It's kind of funny because I actually prefer not to play when we have more than two people over for a game. I get much more enjoyment out of seeing others have fun with what I've built and painted. Or it could just be because I'm awful at actually playing games! Plus, it gave me a chance to take some pictures to use in this, my very first attempt at an AAR.
|The stagecoach entering Ford's Canyon|
|First Outlaw casualty|
|Out the window!|
|And onto the stage!|
We had our real first epic cinematic moment in this game! Steve had one of his outlaws in the second floor of the Sante Fe Hotel and as the stagecoach started to turn in front of the building, he had his Outlaw burst out of the second floor window and use the porch roof to jump onto the stage! It was a pretty impressive move and I had him roll some nerve tests to see if he completed it, which he did.
|The two figures who fell from the stage|
The two Pinkerton's taking the cash box into the bank.
The three Outlaws quickly made their way across the street, killing one of the Pinkerton's during the fight at the front entrance. Lots of wounds were taken by both sides, as it was point blank shooting at this part. Both sides felt initiatives would prove vitally important. Jakob ended up playing two of the swap initiative cards from his hand during the last few turns here and interestingly the swapping of initiative cards ended up not helping the Pinkerton's at all because of bad dice rolls. Not only missed shots, but lot's of 1's were rolled! The amount of "Out of Ammo" markers on the table was staggering.
Here is a shot of the final turn where the Outlaw who had snuck in through the back door ended up winning the game for Steve. Two of the Pinkerton's were taken out by this one figure!
It was close, but not quite enough for the good guys in this game. It definitely was one of the most fun and cinematic games we'd played to date, though writing this up it became clear I need to take more photos throughout the course of the game. The stagecoach jump and fight was by far the highlight. I think my reminder at the beginning of the game about "pretend this is a Hollywood movie" helped a lot!
As always, thanks for looking!