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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Uno 17th Nov
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2023, 11:16:13 PM »
Fantastic looking game! Brilliant AAR! If I ever had any doubts about using clear plastic bases, you've completely dispelled them.
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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Uno 17th Nov
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2023, 08:52:15 PM »
An entertaining report, some of which is true. All the neutral reader needs to know is that anything pertaining to Sensible Standish is the invention of a gifted raconteur. This gentleman is not unsympathetic to Standish but favours a rollicking yarn over strict accuracy.

Standish’s actions can simply be described as typically heroic. He advanced without regard to his own safety and without hesitation to confront the might of the Saveloy criminals, having first summarily despatched an Apache warband. After having severely disrupted the intentions of said Saveloy, he was bushwhacked by another of that gang and was sorely wounded. Notwithstanding his wounds, his first thought was to prevent injury to innocent civilians and to this end, adopted a dynamic patrolling posture in a counter-forward direction.

As always, Sensible Standish seeks not earthly reward or praise. His only wish is to fulfil the designs of the Great Creator.

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Uno 17th Nov
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2023, 01:16:11 AM »
"dynamic patrolling posture in a counter-forward direction"

The above phrase deserves being nominated for some sort of award.  Not quite sure what that award might be.  But it is deserving.

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Uno 17th Nov
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2023, 08:10:50 AM »
"dynamic patrolling posture in a counter-forward direction"

The above phrase deserves being nominated for some sort of award.  Not quite sure what that award might be.  But it is deserving.

 ;)

I completely agree, Fifteens. This is one of Doug's finest literary moments! I had it down as "sulkily, slouching away in a sneaky and spineless style", but Doug's description is les mots juste.


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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Uno 17th Nov
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2023, 05:26:30 PM »
This is by far the most splendid western entertainment I ever got for 5 Cents!  :-*

Cheers Michi, 5cents is about all it's worth.  lol lol

"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man. Fill your hands, you son of a bitch!"

He who sows the wind, reaps the whirlwind!

Sounds like Arkwright has been eating beans again,  lol lol I hope he doesn't explode too violently when Jack ventilates him full of holes.

Fantastic looking game! Brilliant AAR! If I ever had any doubts about using clear plastic bases, you've completely dispelled them.

The Mad Lord does have a fine collection of terrain and figures, it's a shame he lives so far away.  :'(
Cheers

This gentleman is not unsympathetic to Standish but favours a rollicking yarn over strict accuracy.

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.  lol

I completely agree, Fifteens. This is one of Doug's finest literary moments! I had it down as "sulkily, slouching away in a sneaky and spineless style", but Doug's description is les mots juste.

I'll let Scampering Standish respond to this.  8)

Cheers

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Uno 17th Nov
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2023, 05:37:56 PM »
Well, I'm not sure there is anything of any value I can add to this particular conversation.  But, as that has never stopped me before, I'll chime in...

That was an entertaining story.  Well half-story as it is not yet complete.  And its veracity is moot, given its capacity for keeping us all glued to our seats...and being glued to a seat may help with Arkwright's bean-induced whirlwinds...

And I'm rooting for Daniels (and, by association, Standish).  How can a man who has a whiskey named after him do any wrong?
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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Uno 17th Nov
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2023, 07:22:39 PM »
How can a man who has a whiskey named after him do any wrong?
You’d think that was self-evident. Regrettably, in this case, maybe not.

As it happens, the alliance between Daniels and Standish is an unlikely one. Jack, despite his name, has a tremendous thirst for mescal rather than whiskey. Sensible Standish eschews all strong drink, he can walk into any saloon and order a sarsaparilla-over-milk without a qualm and face down any man who objects. He is very much of the "Praise The Lord and Pass the Ammunition" persuasion.

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Uno 17th Nov
« Reply #37 on: November 21, 2023, 06:57:40 AM »
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As it happens, the alliance between Daniels and Standish is an unlikely one. Jack, despite his name, has a tremendous thirst for mescal rather than whiskey. Sensible Standish eschews all strong drink, he can walk into any saloon and order a sarsaparilla-over-milk without a qualm and face down any man who objects. He is very much of the "Praise The Lord and Pass the Ammunition" persuasion.

You really have to think of them as Felix Ungar and Oscar Madison!

One is spick and span, one is a sluggard. Both are divorced and have no place to call home. That's how fussy, teetotaller and stone-cold killer, Sensible Oliver Standish and lackadaisical, mescal-fiend and gun-for-hire, Raving Jack Daniels end up sharing the leadership of a New Mexico outlaw gang, known as the Arthritis Gang. They have been riding the owl hoot trail for many years.

In appearance they differ considerably. Standish is described as courteous and well-dressed, but always armed and extremely dangerous. He is built like a snake on stilts.

'Sensible' Oliver Standish

Raving Jack is usually drunk on mescal and looks like he has forgotten his annual bath for several years. He is addicted to laudanum and when aroused, is happy to shoot in all directions. He is so thin, he could take a bath (and we wish he would) in a shotgun barrel.

'Raving' Jack Daniels

All the crimes they are guilty of are too long to list, but include murder, cattle rustling, cannibalism, indecent exposure, horse thievery, abduction, bank robbing, protection racketeering and stealing gold-dust.
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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Uno 17th Nov
« Reply #38 on: November 21, 2023, 02:34:36 PM »
You really have to think of them as Felix Ungar and Oscar Madison!

One is spick and span, one is a sluggard. Both are divorced and have no place to call home. That's how fussy, teetotaller and stone-cold killer, Sensible Oliver Standish and lackadaisical, mescal-fiend and gun-for-hire, Raving Jack Daniels end up sharing the leadership of a New Mexico outlaw gang, known as the Arthritis Gang. They have been riding the owl hoot trail for many years.

In appearance they differ considerably. Standish is described as courteous and well-dressed, but always armed and extremely dangerous. He is built like a snake on stilts.

'Sensible' Oliver Standish

Raving Jack is usually drunk on mescal and looks like he has forgotten his annual bath for several years. He is addicted to laudanum and when aroused, is happy to shoot in all directions. He is so thin, he could take a bath (and we wish he would) in a shotgun barrel.

'Raving' Jack Daniels

All the crimes they are guilty of are too long to list, but include murder, cattle rustling, cannibalism, indecent exposure, horse thievery, abduction, bank robbing, protection racketeering and stealing gold-dust.

Obviously this is all (well, nearly all) fiction. Highly entertaining and amusing, of course and I suspect written by one of those Eastern dude authors who specialise in lurid and wildly inaccurate tales of the Wild West. There are many inventions but one in particular that the author may come to regret once Standish has leisure to hunt him down. Standish has never been married, let alone divorced. He is firmly of the belief that all women are Jezebels, sent to lure men into depravity and sin. His observation of Jack Daniel’s’ life seems to confirm this.

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Uno 17th Nov
« Reply #39 on: November 21, 2023, 05:35:08 PM »
I see the problem here.  Mescal, tequila, etc. are the devil's own drink.  But don't tell my wife I said (typed?) that... 8)

Whisk(e)y is the proper man's drink.  From my experience, it's even medicinal...Bourbon, and a bit of Irish Whiskey from time to time (and of course the accompanying cigars), is how I got through the recent plague...

In any event, carry on... 

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Uno 17th Nov
« Reply #40 on: November 21, 2023, 08:43:20 PM »
That was an entertaining story.  Well half-story as it is not yet complete.  And its veracity is moot, given its capacity for keeping us all glued to our seats...and being glued to a seat may help with Arkwright's bean-induced whirlwinds...

And I'm rooting for Daniels (and, by association, Standish).  How can a man who has a whiskey named after him do any wrong?

Captain Jim you are obviously an astute and knowledgeable man, not to be drawn in by the deluded Snapcase psychosis.


This is obviously how Snapcase envisaged Jack Daniels when he painted his portrait back in the 19C.


This is a picture of a younger Jack, before the ravages of Mescal took their toll. I know you read the report of of the Jayhawkers and why Jack took to strong liquor, so I need say no more......except.


Jack drinks to forget the terrible deeds committed by the Snapcase family.


But a bolder braver man you won't see on the frontier, he tracks down vermin such as the Snapcase posse with a dedication that legends are made of.


A man haunted by the past and determined for revenge.


I imagine this is how Snapcase sees himself, but when he looks in the mirror.


This is the face staring back at him.


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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Uno 17th Nov
« Reply #41 on: November 21, 2023, 11:50:17 PM »
Are you calling Snapcase an old goat?   True as it may be, them's mighty strong words (or in this case, a picture...)... :o  ;)

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Uno 17th Nov
« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2023, 12:43:57 PM »
Jack, despite his name, has a tremendous thirst for mescal rather than whiskey. Sensible Standish eschews all strong drink, he can walk into any saloon and order a sarsaparilla-over-milk without a qualm and face down any man who objects. He is very much of the "Praise The Lord and Pass the Ammunition" persuasion.

All the truth about Jack's past to be found there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yywGI1H_oyM  :D


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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Uno 17th Nov
« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2023, 07:35:40 PM »
Michi, not only do we look like twins, we also listen to the same music.  lol lol lol

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Re: What a Cowboy - ‘Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo’ - Part Uno 17th Nov
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2023, 05:44:01 PM »
Trouble at No Paleta Arroyo, part 2 was concluded with much hilarity this afternoon, but no spoilers here.

I leave it to Vagabond to misrepresent the facts, with a conglomeration of deceit, deception, disinformation and distortion. Whilst that is a given, I can assure you, it will be a cracker of an AAR, in his usual inimitable and entertaining style, true or not!   :o

 

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