Chapter Five:

Ambush at
Crazy Horse Canyon!

GM: Mike Mitchell

Game played 2 - 6:00 p.m.
Sept. 5, 2004

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Juaquin's Raiders capture three members
of the notorious Redleg Gang!

Outlaws barely escape
with their lives!

"Ambushes work both ways, it would seem... This time Kyle Nearhood wrote the adventure, and loaned us his super-cool banditos miniatures. It was different and VERY exciting!"
-- Mike Mitchell, Gutshot co-creator

Sept. 5, 2004
Crazy Horse Canyon, Mexico–
Text to come about the daring Redleg Gang and how they were ambushed by the notorious outlaws, Juaquin's Raiders!


The Redleg Gang:

    New Specialties are in Blue

  • Bob -- (played by David Burlin)
    Custom 1 - TN 7, Quickdraw: Pistol
    Weapon: Pistol
  • Buckshot Bill -- (played by John Black)
    Custom 2 - TN 8, Sureshot: Shotgun, True Grit
    Weapon: Double-barrel Shotgun
  • Buckshot Buddha (played by Robert Hart)
    Gambler - TN 8, Lucky, Spontaneous, Sureshot: Shotgun
    Weapon: Double-barrel Sawed-off Shotgun
  • El Gallo Negro (played by Chris Trevino)
    Custom 2 - TN 8, Spontaneous, Sureshot: Pistol, Two-Gun Shootist
  • "Shirley" (played by Jared Lamb)
    Custom 3 - TN 9, Hard-to-hit, Lucky, Speedy, Spontaneous
  • Shady James I (played by David Michael)
    Custom 2 - TN 8, Sureshot: Rifle, Speedy

New Members:

  • Snakebite (played by Jeff Pieper)
    Custom 1- TN 7, Hard-to-Hit
    Weapons: Pistol, Shotgun

Juaquin's Raiders

Real Stats to come!

  • Juaquin -- Bartender of the Longhorn Saloon
    Custom 2: TN 8, True Grit
    Weapon: Pistol
  • Charro -- Crooked Land Agent
    Custom 2 - TN 8, Hard to hit, Lucky
  • El Hombre Loco -- Merriweather's burly bodyguard
    Owlhoot - TN 8, Brawler, Tough-as-nails (during this game, prior to combat, Joe moves whenever Mr. Merriweather moves, and vice versa; the two Characters are always side-by-side)
  • White Cloud -- Texas Ranger in town
    Texas Ranger - TN 6, Spontaneous
    Weapons: Pistol, Rifle, Sawed-Off Shotgun
  • Pedro, Tomas, Gilberto, Jaime, Paco, Ybarra, Miguel -- Misc. Bandiots


A small bandito hideout somewhere in the badlands of Mexico... home to the deadly pistoleros, Juaquin's Raiders! A very small, very intimate place to drink whiskey, enjoy the company of the senoritas, and (if you're a gingo with a price on your head) to die!

Game Stats for
Ambush at Crazy Horse Canyon!

There were 8 Characters and 12 NPCs involved in combat.
(There were an additional 5 NPC Texas Rangers ready
to attack if the Characters didn't escape in time)
The game lasted two turns and took about 3.5 hours to play.

Setup (Victory Objectives)
Get out alive!

Pre-Game Setup

Redleg gang enters the canyon from the right side of the board, and must exit through the arch.

Turn One

In order to get the game moving quickly, the couriers were moved four times until they moved into ambush range. At that time we started pulling initiative slips.



Victory Points

Bob 75 50   25   150
Boy Named Sue na - - - - -
Buckshot Bill - 25   25   50
Buckshot Buddha - 50       50
El Gallo Negro 75     25   100
Man With No Name na - - - - -
"Shirley" 75 25   25    
Slim - 25       25
Snakebite 75 50   25   150
Bob 50VP, Charro; 25 VP, getting on buro and fleeing (smart move)
Boy Named Sue Not present
Buckshot Bill 25 VP, White Cloud; 25 VP for knowing when to surrender
Buckshot Buddha 50 VP, El Hombre loco
El Gallo Negro 25 VP, getting on buro and fleeing (smart move)
Man With No Name Not present
"Shirley" 25 VP, White Cloud battle; 25 VP, staying focused
Slim 25 VP, fighting Ybarra,
Snakebite 50 VP, daring assault on Juaquin; 25 VP, knowing when to run.

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