Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Headless Horseman rides again!

I've always enjoyed Folklore and have tried at times to find ways to combine it with gaming, so I painted these 28mm Westwind figures for some "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" games! The game basically plays as a typical miniatures skirmish game, but with a few RPG elements. Each player takes a character figure (Ichabod Crane, etc.) and a few henchmen and has their own victory objectives. Some of these goals might have to do with taking out other characters, killing the horseman, or solving a mystery or two! As far as the Headless Horseman is concerned, I make a secret die roll at the start of the game to determine if he is either purely fictional, totally real, or is just being portrayed by a character to scare the town,.... or a combination thereof! Here are some pictures:

The villagers come out to see what the ruckus is all about!

The Headless Horseman rides again!

Another view of the Horseman - that old Hessian!

The Headless Horseman with unlucky soul's head!

The Sleepy Hollow town militia comes out for a look!

These are quite versitile figures and could work for a few periods,

The rules I'm using! Good stuff! Happy Halloween everybody!

Link to Westwind's Sleepy Hollow "Gothic Horror Range" figures:


  1. Thanks Christopher! The next thing I want to do is collect a bunch of buildings to make a nice village. I'm thinking about going with Miniature Bulding Authority.

  2. Cool looking figures and terrain, I love the trees!!!

  3. Great pictures, love the headless horseman on the bridge. Nice terrain you have there..Michael

  4. Thanks for all the comments guys!