The other day I noticed on a Facebook group I follow (Vintage Wargames Rules) somebody mentioned 'The Old West Skirmish' rules and that they were available once more through the History of Wargaming Project , I had these rules in the early 70's and played them till the book fell to bits on me . I used plastic Britains Cowboys , Indians etc and converted figures for Australian Bushrangers and Mounted Constabulary . I turned cardboard shoe boxes into saloons and even had a couple of the plastic Timpo Western buildings which were expensive at the time .
The rules were a time and motion study of combat actions and it took so many phases/moves to load weapons and respond to wounds , each character had their own record sheet were each moves action was noted , all a bit laborious nowadays but then I though nothing of it . The rules used percentage dice which were just coming into use then and jolly hard to come by if I remember rightly . I don't think I'll end up using them but they are worth it for the nostalgia hit and it's surprising how much of the rules I remember - even the fighting Grizzly Bear ones ! .