In the Wild, Wild West, who would win?

Discussion in '1800-1914' started by Soundbreaker Welch?, May 12, 2007.

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Who would win?

  1. Cowboy

    7.1%
  2. Hired Gunman

    10.7%
  3. American Indian warrior

    10.7%
  4. Confederate Cavalry trooper

    14.3%
  5. Union Cavalry trooper

    14.3%
  6. Mexican Cavalry Trooper

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Canadian Mountie

    7.1%
  8. Outlaw

    3.6%
  9. US Marshal

    14.3%
  10. Deputy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Sheep herder

    3.6%
  12. Card Shark

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Hangman

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Tourist

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. River Man

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Town Drunk

    14.3%
  17. Pony Express Rider

    3.6%
  18. Homesteader

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Mountain Man, Frontiersman

    17.9%
  20. Sheriff

    3.6%
  21. Vigilante

    3.6%
  22. Newspaperman

    3.6%
  23. Discovery Seeker

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. Railroad Worker

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  25. Rock Climber

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. Missionary

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  27. Lawyer

    7.1%
  28. Gold Seeker

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  29. A woman out West

    3.6%
  30. Other:

    17.9%
  1. Soundbreaker Welch?

    Soundbreaker Welch? Active Member

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    Just a couple of colorful characters to vote for Cowboy vs Indian or Indian vs Confederate?
     
  2. Njaco

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    Good one. Superior weaponry vs enviornment specialists. Have to think about this one.
     
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    Rats, I have Tourist twice in the poll! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Somebody, a kind moderator perhaps, want to switch that to Wild West Showman or Farmer or Sheriff or Circuit Rider or something?

    And if somebody is offended by the word "Indian" in the poll, use Native American then.

    I guess one on one, I would vote for the Indian Warrior. He is better at fighting as an individual than the soldier is. He's also very good at hand to hand combat, somthing a US Trooper wasn't well trained in. On horseback, the Native Americans were the better riders too.

    Now, If one of the soldiers is a skilled marksman, he may also survive very well on his own. And if he tries to use his saber for once, he may do even better! :)

    In a large scale ingagement, often the massed organization of the US Cavalry would eventually crush and wear down the Native Americans, just because there were too many white men to replace the fallen soldiers, while the Indians had none. If the two charged each other head on, I'm not sure of the outcome. The massed movement of men of the US Cavalry is an advantage with it's solid front agains't lightly armed opponents, but the indians can simply veer off and start circling the formation to the rear if they don't want a clash. Many times, the US cavalry got a whuppin.

    But in the final end count, they won the long and bloody war.

    There are a lot of other folks to vote for here too in the poll. Even the town drunk, very dangerous in a fight.

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    The lawyers always win
     
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    Syscom, why the Lawyer:?:

    Jimmy Stewart and Liberty Valance?

    Edit: Oh you answered my question while I'm asking it!

    The lawyers always win, but it is the hangman who does the killing!
     
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    I don't know about that assumption between calvary and Indian. Sorta the same as Minutemen and British? Except of course for terrain.
     
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    Lawyers only win when there's no violence involved. They can litigate all they want when they're looking down the barrel of that revolver.
     
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    And in the end, the lawyers still alive win.
     
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    :lol:

    And thanks for adding the Sheriff. That way, if there are any Sheriffs on the board, I won't get tazered in print!
     
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    Definitely the Mountie, S**T in Due South he's even got his dad helping him and he's a bleeding ghost
     
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    That idiot smiget voted 7 times... smiget, ur officially labeled a Meatball....

    EVERYONE, WHEN MAKING POLLS, U MUST CHECK THE BOX ALLOWING ONLY ONE VOTE PER MEMBER....
     
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    I voted once for US Marshal... Usually, and I said usually, the toughest, meansest bastards to kill were wearing the tin star....
     
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    I voted for US Marshal as well because damnit Chuck Norris played one and he is mean bad ass mofo! :lol:
     
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    I picked the Confederate trooper. Not only a trained soldier, but you know he's pissed off because the south lost the Civil War. A killer with an attitude...
     
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    He wins, because he's the final authority to decide who's dead?
     
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    Actually I always thought the Pinkerton men had a good record of winning
     
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