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Gunfighter's Ball: Earp Faction Pack

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Gunfighter's Ball - 25mm Heroic Scale Old West Miniatures

Gunfighter's Ball: Earp Faction Pack

The legendary Wyatt Earp and his brothers are featured in this pack of Old West miniatures along with their closest three friends and allies, including John Henry "Doc" Holliday. Perfect for gaming the shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone Arizona or any other Wild West scenario you can imagine.

On December 28, Virgil Earp was ambushed on the streets of Tombstone by hidden assailants shooting from the second story of an unfinished building. A doctor removed 5.5 inches of bone from his humerus, and he lost the use of his left arm. The main suspects were Ike and Phin Clanton, and Pony Diehl. Wyatt was appointed as Deputy U.S. Marshal to replace Virgil; in turn, he deputized Sherman McMaster, "Turkey Creek" Jack Johnson, Origen Charles, Smith and Daniel "Tip" Tipton. On January 23, 1882, Wyatt Earp obtained arrest warrants for Ike and Phin Clanton and Pony Diehl and led his posse after them.

On Saturday, March 18, 1882, at 10:50 pm, Morgan Earp was killed by a shot in the back while playing billiards. Pete Spence, Frederick Bode, Frank Stilwell, "Indian Charlie" Cruz, and one other individual were charged as suspects. The judge could not indict them because the primary witness was Spence's wife, giving him protection under the law on spousal privilege. The Cowboys went free.

Wyatt, Warren Earp, Doc Holliday, and a posse of deputies including "Turkey Creek" Jack Johnson and Sherman McMaster guarded Virgil on his way to the train station in Tucson. They found Frank Stilwell lying in wait and killed him. A second person, possibly Ike Clanton, was also seen but escaped. When Pima County issued warrants for the arrest of the Earps in the murder of Frank Stilwell in the Tucson railyards, Sheriff Behan deputized Johnny Ringo, Pete Spence, Johnny Barnes and about 17 other Cowboys to pursue and arrest the Earps. They were unsuccessful.

With the deaths of several Cowboy leaders and the departure of the Earp family, the dominance of the outlaw Cowboys waned but continued on. Arizona Territory Governor Frederick Tritle visited Tombstone on April 3, 1882, and assembled a posse of 30 men under the command of Deputy U.S. Marshal J.H. Jackson. Because Arizona was still a territory, Congress approved all of its expenditures.

To combat the activities of the outlaw Cowboys, following a tour of Arizona's eastern and southern counties, General William T. Sherman recommended suspension of the Posse Comitatus Act to allow the U.S. Army to aid in restoring order. On the basis of the recommendations of Sherman and Governor Tritle, and following consultation with members of the U.S. Senate, President Arthur issued a decree on May 3, 1882, threatening to use military force if the criminal element did not disperse. The use of the U.S. Army to enforce the law ultimately became unnecessary, as the outlaw Cowboy problem diminished over the next few months.

Large 28mm or "heroic" scale, which is 32mm to top of head on average. Matches Dead Man's Hand, Copplestone, and other modern "28mm" ranges.

Package Contains

  • 6x miniature figure models
    • Wyatt Earp
    • Virgil Earp
    • Morgan Earp
    • Doc Holliday - the Huckleberry Variant
    • Texas Jack Vermillion - Earp Ally
    • Turkey Creek Johnson - Earp Ally
  • MDF slotta bases included

More Information

  • Sculpted by Forrest Hall
  • Scale: 28mm (1:56)
  • Materials: Lead-Free Pewter

Models supplied unpainted - some assembly required



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Please Note:Models supplied unpainted and may require assembly. Scenery, glue and paint not included unless otherwise noted.
Special Note:Some product models in this line are made of resin and/or white metal or contain parts made from one or both of these materials, while others are made of MDF (medium-density fiberboard). Please view the information on the product packaging or detailed product descriptions to determine the materials used to manufacturer any given model or product.
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Painted images are provided where possible for you to visualize what the model can look like when completed. Various factors can affect the quality of the finished model - individual results may vary.
Caution:(Choking Hazard) Small Parts; keep away from children under 12 years old or individuals who have a tendency to put inedible objects in their mouths. See package details for more information.
Availability:Special Orders, Pre-Orders and Back Orders are subject to availability.

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