Desperados, Dudes & Deputies

Desperados, Dudes & Deputies¬†is my take on a beer & pretzels Wild West minis skirmish game. It’s fast-paced, fun and lethal with the cinematic¬†feel of a Spaghetti Western.

To play you’ll need to print out a set of these counters.

I played in a great 28mm Wild West skirmish game at Kublacon 2012 GMed by Tom Rogers. Tom was using a one page summary of modified Desperado rules done by Bob Burke. I had a great time playing, but went back to my hotel thinking: I can make this game better, or at least more of the kind of game I want to play.

I didn’t want to invest in hundreds of dollars and hundreds of hours to buy and paint a set of 28mm lead-pewter figures, so I wrote my rule set to be usable with both 28mm and 54mm (1:32 scale). For less than $100 I acquired some really nice “toy soldier”-type plastic figures and accessories and then built a terrain board out of scrap cardboard.