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Offline Sir_Theo

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Dracula's America.
« on: March 17, 2017, 07:46:16 PM »
I just saw this title on a list of Osprey preorders

http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/draculas-america-shadows-of-the-west-9781472817785/


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Dracula's America: Shadows of the West
A Wargame

By: Jonathan Haythornthwaite
Illustrator: RU-MOR
Published: 27-07-2017
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About Dracula's America: Shadows of the West
It is 1875, and Count Dracula is President of the United States of America.

In the wake of the Civil War, with the country struggling to regain its balance, Dracula seized power. The Count's thralls assassinated President Lincoln and his entire administration in a single night and, in the ensuing chaos, their master made his move. Dominating the Senate, he declared himself President-for-Life, and now rules the Union with fear and an iron fist. His vampiric progeny, the Coven of the Red Hand, infest every strata of society, and enforce Dracula's will with ruthless efficiency.

Drawn by the shadows gathering across the nation, secretive cults and evil creatures emerge from their lairs to thrive in the darkness of the new regime. Fleeing from the oppression and menace of the East, hordes of pioneers head to the West, hoping for a new life.

Dracula's greed, however, knows no bounds, and his reach is long…

Dracula's America: Shadows of the West is a skirmish game of Gothic horror set in an alternate Old West. Secret wars rage across the country – from bustling boom-towns to the most remote wilderness – as cults and secret societies fight for power and survival. Players will throw their support behind one of these factions, and will lead a Posse of up to a dozen individual models in fast-paced, cinematic battles for dominance and survival.

Beyond this does anyone know any more?

Offline eMills

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Re: Dracula's America.
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 11:43:32 PM »
I'd not heard of this before now, but it certainly sounds interesting.

Hopefully someone can add more info.

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Offline FierceKitty

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Re: Dracula's America.
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 02:26:10 AM »
President for unlife, surely?
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Offline dinohunterpoa

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Re: Dracula's America.
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 10:15:23 AM »

ANNO DRACULA + ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER rip-off! :D

 
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Offline Vampifan

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Re: Dracula's America.
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 10:46:05 AM »
ANNO DRACULA + ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER rip-off! :D

I was thinking the same thing myself.  ;)

Offline dinohunterpoa

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Re: Dracula's America.
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 11:21:38 AM »
I was thinking the same thing myself.  ;)

 ;)

Offline YPU

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Re: Dracula's America.
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 11:32:34 AM »
Also reminds me a lot of deadlands. Not this dracula overstory (though trough the years deadlands populated the government with all sorts of critters) but the general darkness spreading and monsters emerging in the wild west idea. I'm mostly curious to see what sort of system this will bring, will have have spellslinging bandits atop stagecoaches slinger hexes at demonic harassers?
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Offline Sterling Moose

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Re: Dracula's America.
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 04:54:03 PM »
I like the Osprey stuff, usually a good read even if you don't end up using the rules.
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Offline Inkpaduta

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Re: Dracula's America.
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2017, 05:59:34 PM »
Iam interested but hope it comes out in a book format as well.

Offline YPU

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Re: Dracula's America.
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2017, 10:04:01 PM »
Iam interested but hope it comes out in a book format as well.

all osprey games have up to this point.

Offline Inkpaduta

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Re: Dracula's America.
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2017, 11:53:25 PM »
Yes, I saw on Amazon that the book is due to be out in July.
Unlike other Osprey rules, this one costs $30.00.

Offline Sir_Theo

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Re: Dracula's America.
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2017, 07:51:46 AM »
Yes, I saw on Amazon that the book is due to be out in July.
Unlike other Osprey rules, this one costs $30.00.

Dors that mean it will be a Hardback like Scrappers, Horizon wars etc?


Offline Conquistador

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Re: Dracula's America.
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2017, 11:23:49 PM »
Love or hate it for me, I suspect.   lol
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Online Metternich

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Re: Dracula's America.
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2017, 11:25:25 PM »
Sorry, just can't picture Dracula in the Wild West.  He's definitely a product of the Old World.  Anno Dracula was perfect.

Offline SotF

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Re: Dracula's America.
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2017, 11:57:18 PM »
Sorry, just can't picture Dracula in the Wild West.  He's definitely a product of the Old World.  Anno Dracula was perfect.

Perhaps the west is only part of it.

It seems like Dracula is more of the East Coast and similar in where he'd be focused. Sure, he'd have a few spreading out. There is an interesting story about a Vampire that ran amok in Washington DC shortly before the Civil War that I came across in a book of myths from the DC area a while back who had a description that would fit Vlad rather well...

You also have Drac Vs the Civil War stuff with southern belles and the like which might be an interesting thing

 

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