Dracula’s America: Shadows of the West is a new skirmish game from Osprey Games.
We all know that Abraham Lincoln was a dracula hunter–well, in this new wargame from Osprey Games, it seems he might have gone killed one too many draculas, because now Count Dracula himself (blahh) has shown up and in the space of one night, Dracula and his gang of draculas dracula’d the whole administration. And now Dracula has declared himself President-for-Life and taken control of America. In the wake of this reign of darkness, all the creepy crawly things in the shadows have come into the light, and good, honest, dracula-fearing folk have fled West. Shadows of the West is the story of their battles amid the boomtowns and borderlands.
via Osprey Games
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 in fast-paced, cinematic battles for dominance and survival.
Keep an eye out for draculas. And for Dracula.