Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Knuckleduster has just released two new figures sets for Gunfighter’s Ball™!



The first is the Linguine Western Faction, a collection of six cinematic gunfighters for $18. Each of the figures can be purchased individually or in the faction pack above.


The second is a set of Gunfight Casualties, featuring a variety of character types for $12. The addition of these figures brings our total product line to 96 unique fighters and over 40 bystanders!



Gunfighter’s Ball figures are sized to match today’s 28mm figures, and blend well with wild west figures and terrain available from other manufacturers. 
Visit Knuckleduster.com and check out the full line of Gunfighter’s Ball figures, buildings, terrain accessories, game accessories and our full-color hardbound rulebook. Also be sure to check out our free Greenhorn Edition rules PDF, as well as our Facebook Group.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

GUNFIGHTER'S BALL UPDATES



It has been a busy year for Knuckleduster. We fulfilled our Wild West Kickstarter last fall and we've seen an explosion in popularity of both the game system Gunfighter's Ball, and the figure line, which now includes over 90 individual fighters and well over 30 bystander characters.


In June we'll be releasing the first booster pack of character cards, which will include cards for 20 characters in the Jesse James, Vigilantes, and Cowtown Characters factions, as well as cards for Lucky Lou and Long Shot.


Several new characters are being mastered this month for pre-Historicon release, including new Spaghetti Western figures, a wagon, and a billiard set.


Check out all of our figures, buildings, terrain accessories, rules, and game accessories at www.knuckleduster.com!

Friday, March 8, 2019

MINNIE THE MADAM

The Cowtown Characters figure set includes a mix of character archetypes in order to give a new player some variety without buying multiple faction packs.

The next few articles will present character cards for these new figures that you can print out, fold and laminate for use with Gunfighter's Ball (TM). The finished card should be printed at 5" wide and trimmed 1/8" all around for a finished size of 4.75" wide.

MINNIE

The first new character card is for Minnie the Madam (GBF-89).



Minnie's not based on any movie character, but instead represents the type of women who ran the sporting houses (brothels) in the western towns. As you can see from the photos below, these ladies weren't the rare beauties of Hollywood films or the leggy, balloon-busomed "saloon gals" we've come to expect, but probably far more desirable as allies in a life-and-death fight!




Lou Bunch

Minnie carries a dagger in addition to her Remington Double-Derringer. It's important that she time her attack carefully, because she only has two cartridges in the pistol and the rest are in her dresser, which might be hundreds of paces away! Be on the lookout for weapons that can be pilfered from characters who are no longer in need of them.

Her Action Number is 1, so she only takes one turn per round. To compensate her for this disadvantage, she has a considerable hand-to-hand fighting advantage of +2. Use her dagger to bolster her attack, or position her where she can grab something more substantial. like a pitchfork, claw hammer, or bowie knife.

If you have a chance to add a pistoleer cards, "Lady" would be a good choice, as it would render her immune to attack unless she voluntarily enters the combat. 

One last advantage. Animals instinctively sense trouble when she's afoot, so she might just spook the horse some gunslinger is using for cover!

BLUCHER!

A good old gal.

Adios,
Forrest Harris