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Saturday, June 4, 2016

"You tell um' I comin' for um, and Hell's com'in with me!" Start of my Western Town

Over on Dogs of War Online I've embarked on the creation of a western town, for such games as Warhammer Historical- Legends of the Old West, my game Hurled into Eternity and perhaps even Boot Hill.

The start of the Town of Timber Ridge...
Unlike most towns people have created out there on the web, this one is not set in the American South West, but rather in more northerly climes. (As an aside, I love the movie Tombstone and hence the title of this post, but I wanted a look and feel that was something different for an Old West town).

A major inspiration for this is one of my favorite movies of all time: Unforgiven. I've only just started on the town itself so there is not much to show just yet. I anticipate with the pace I'm going at that I'll complete it by the fall of this year, but we'll see what happens.

Here's a single pic with the rest over at Dogs of War Online. Let me know what you think.

Thus, the start of the town of Timber Ridge, a logging encampment, but full of cut-throats, desperadoes and gunmen! I haven't decided fully on minis yet but the 30mm minis of Black Scorpion are the leading contenders. They will come later and perhaps I'll even be adding wagons, carts horses and townsfolk to the setting.


  1. Pretty awesome work. If I could build sets like this, it would make it a lot easier to convince my buddies to play Boot Hill when the mood strikes (as it does infrequently). I love it.

    BTW: northern climate Western towns are awesome, and there are plenty of solid films showing a colder towns than the (better remembered) "Spaghetti Westerns." The remake of True Grit immediately comes to mind, as well as Pale Rider. I'd check out historic pics and images from Montana for good, inspirational material (if you need any).

    Very cool project.

  2. Many thanks JB, glad you're enjoying the project.

    Pale Rider is indeed another inspiration as its one of my favorite westerns.

    Another source for pics is my collection of the Time-Life Books Old West series. The Loggers, the Canadians and the Townsmen volumes have been particuarily helpful.

  3. Deadwood is another great show for creating the look and feel you're striving for.

  4. Indeed. Great show, bummed it didn't last longer. Apparently there is talk about a movie being underway. I'll believe it when I see it.

  5. Great imagery here:

  6. Damn, a Deadwood movie would be awesome!

  7. Oh and some of those bookshelves in the background look kinda familiar ;-)