TIMPO WILD WEST OUTPOST
No.257

Out on the plains the soldiers have built a stockade outpost. It's a good deal smaller than their Fort Worth. Doesn't have any buildings, they just use it for storing supplies for cavalry patrols. Once in a while the Injuns they are supposed to be pacifying get a mite riled about their land being stolen and promises being broken by the Great White Chief and such-like. Anyways, you know how it goes. The sergeant says he doesn't like it on account of it being too quiet. Then he gets an Injun arrow in his chest and all hell breaks loose. By this time of course the sergeant is probably past caring.

Timpo Wild West Outpost

This set is essentially a cut-down version of the Timpo Wild West Fort, 3 walls wide by 2 walls deep. It was released in 1970. The gateway parts are identical to the Fort, complete with the same paper labels for the pennant and 'Fort Worth' name. Instead of corner towers there are 4 corner posts. 4 of the 10 catwalks are short. These go on the side walls to enable the walk-way to be almost continuous without the corner towers. There are 25 support struts for the catwalks. 7 ladders were also included in the set. In addition to the above, the Timpo Wild West Outpost came with an instruction sheet, card play mat, 4 cacti and figures. There were 8 standing 7th Cavalry soldiers, 3 standing Indians and 2 mounted Indians. Cavalry were initially 1st series and later replaced by 2nd series cavalry as seen here. Indians were 2nd series figures.

In 1973 the box and accessories were changed. The 4 cacti ware changed for 2 cacti and a tree. The cavalry were reduced to 5 standing figures. The Outpost was replaced in 1975 by another version with the same number.

Timpo outpost from above

In our scene we have added a Timpo army tent and also some Barzso and Marx boxes and barrels that we have painted.


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