11 October 2005

"A Match You Can't Refuse"
(another spaghetti western…)

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Texas - 1870
A vast area of land, miles wide, is broken into five large cattle ranches, each run by a different family. One of the largest and oldest ranches is run by Don Leone assisted by his sons: Freddie - the oldest but weakest, Sonny the Bear - a hot tempered natural leader, and Tom - the adopted orphan who acts as lawyer. Don's fourth son, Mikey, is home fresh from a stint in the Indian Wars and wants nothing to do with the family business (he can't stand the smell of cows).

A rival rancher, Bart Ziti, has decided he wants to take over the Leone ranch and Don's interest in the local watering holes and whore houses. After a failed attempt to try and convince Don and his family to combine with his in controlling all of the grassland and thus the feeding of their large cattle stocks, he hires a rustler/hired gun named Sal Lozzo and teams with another ambitious rancher named Phil Tattle.

After the large wedding of Don Leone's daughter to a local ranch hand Carl, the family works on beefing up their resources against what they expect will be oncoming bloodshed. Don secretly sends his chief butcher to try and spy on Ziti and the Tattle family. A week later his bloody leather vest is delivered to the Leone range, wrapped around a pair of horns. It is a Texican message - Loco Brazi sleeps with the cows.

One night, as the Christmas holiday approaches, Don Leone heads into town to do some business, see some friends, and play poker. His son Freddie drives the carriage since his father's driver Paulie has come down with a cold. As Don emerges from the Genco Saloon he is ambushed by gunmen while Freddie watches in horror. He's taken to the local Doc's place and although he lives, he is unable to conduct the family business.

When Mikey stops to visit his father he finds him unguarded; the local sheriff has sent the Leone men away - possibly allowing a chance for Lozzo to finish the job. After some rough words with the sheriff (and a beating) he makes sure his father is safe and guarded. It is at this time that Mikey decides his love of the old man is greater than his disgust of cattle and joins in with the family.

After the incident at the Doc's, Sonny has Don moved back to the ranch as he plans his revenge. He orders riders to hit the Tattle family ranch, burning down the barns and killing many. This turns into the start of a full out Range War and the Leone ranch is turned into a fortress. Lozzo proposes a meeting to cool things down but The Bear has had enough of talking. Mikey proposes a different method during the family meeting, one that will place him eventually as head of the Leone Family…

 
Congratulations to Oakwood Dick and Scruffy Smith for shooting a Clean Match!

 

 
Match Results
(Ranked by Overall Time)
SHOOTER OVERALL STAGE 1 STAGE 2 STAGE 3 STAGE 4 STAGE 5
Time Rank Misses Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Piney Woods
SASS 29887
130.151219.54125.68128.67226.82229.443
Toledo Kid
SASS 35150
142.422220.01227.75237.54428.96628.161
Saguaro Jack
SASS 33974
148.963222.92333.50435.25328.27429.022
Scruffy Smith
SASS 47906
157.974032.88641.65528.32125.48129.644
Ida Mae Holliday
SASS 48419
179.705630.15429.40340.57528.87550.715
Grizz Henry
SASS 18983
194.116131.16543.26641.34627.10351.256
Wild Bill Blackerby
SASS 34989
243.457239.93848.33747.82944.20863.1710
Yukon Willie
SASS 57017
251.008449.231158.241044.58742.97755.988
Driftwood Clemenza
SASS 38283
278.559239.89755.51853.311255.421274.4212
T Bag Paladin
SASS 63701
280.1610345.941063.841150.861154.751164.7711
Sixgun Scott282.3311751.101269.431255.621353.43952.757
Oakwood Dick
SASS 4918
286.4512043.08972.131350.721060.051360.479
Rose Thorn Magee
SASS 63315
299.3013257.361355.77946.34854.721085.1113

 

 
Stages
STAGE GUNS AMMO TARGETS
Pistol 2nd
Pistol
Rifle SG Pistol Rifle SG Pistol Rifle SG
1 Surprise in the Outhouse X - - X 5 - 6 2 - 2
2 Payback Takes a Toll on Sonny X X X X 10 9 4 1
3 Mikey's Story X X X X 10 9 2 5 3 2
4 Revenge is a Cannoli Served Cold X X X - 10 10 - 3 3 -
5 Baptism Under Fire ? ? ? ? 21+ 7
TOTAL AMMO 35+ 27+ 12+ (1) = dice
(2) = deer & bear

 

     

 

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