Monday, 25 April 2011

Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo - Part 1

A few years back, I played some games using the "Legends Of The Old West" rules by Warhammer Historical. I really enjoyed the games, the rules mechanism was pretty simple to get a handle on and I liked the roleplaying elements in the game in that you were able to increase the skills of the members of your "Posse", depending on whether they had survived the scenario and how well they had done. So much so that as Christmas was coming up I put a request into Santa and lo and behold under the Christmas Tree that year

Also hiding amongst the piles of Christmas paper were some 28mm figures from the Wild West range by Artizan Designs. A mix of Cowboys, Lawman and Desperadoes, there were enough figures to put together a couple of Posses.

I was all set, started painting up the figures and then in true Kingsleypark fashion stopped after a wee while and started on some other project so the rules have remained on the shelf and about a third of the figures painted.

One of the packs of figures received though was entitled "Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo" and were clearly meant to depict the 3 main characters from that great Spaghetti Western by Sergio Leone, the English title being "The Good, the Bad and The Ugly" (the character names of the "The Bad" and "The Ugly" were swapped round when the film trailer was transferred into English from Italian).

So here is Il buono

Although, he is the most recent figure of the 3 that I painted (just last week end, in matter of fact) I have used Static Grass on the base to tie in with the other 2 figures which I had painted much earlier before I discovered the joys of Silfor Grass Tufts - (see my post here about this wonderous product).

Next post up will be "il Cattivo"


  1. He looks cool. Poncho is great. And I also like that rules, fast and fun. Cheers, Michael

  2. Nice figure, very well done and loved the rules.

  3. Cool looking figure, eh Blondie!!

  4. I've a few guys who would be great with him'

    As the song says

    "wana be in my Gang"My gang" My gang" Wana be in my Gang"