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Colt Express: Fully Loaded 11 August 2017

My Colt Express set has attracted some envious looks. Here's what's gone into it.

The base game is now about £25 new, and the Horses and Stagecoach and Marshal and Prisoners expansions are about £16 each.

I'm using the official play-mat which I picked up in a BoardGameGeek trade, as well as the MeepleSource painted character meeples and painted horses. I don't usually bother with the cactus and rock card pieces, since on British tables we often need to use the edge of the play mat to place cards and other stuff, so I haven't enhanced those.

The loot is all 3D-printed by me; the designs for the purses, gems and strongboxes all came off Thingiverse, while the mailbags are my modification of an unrelated Thingiverse design. These are all available at my 3d printing site, including links to the models should you want to print them yourself. (I might run up some Cursed Loot too at some point.)

Cards are stored in generic playing-card cases which I got in bulk off Amazon.

Everything just about fits into the box, except for the play mat.

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