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Urban Gang Combat
in 19th Century America


In 1928, Herbert Asbury wrote The Gangs Of New York, a compelling history of a time when gangs working in direct association with the infamous Tammany Hall machine and their political rivals, and controlled New York's streets through mob violence and full scale riot.

Now you can recreate this brutal but romantic era with B'hoys!, a tabletop gaming system utilizing 28mm figures, buildings, rules, and accessories.

The Virtual Armchair General's B'hoys! Products:

B'hoys! Figures
from Thrilling Combat Miniatures

Available exclusively through The Virtual Armchair General, these are master sculptor Bobby Jackson's tribute to Asbury's amazing book.

  Go See the B'hoys!


B'hoys! Rules Set
from TVAG
Inspired by Asbury's The Gangs of New York, our exclusive B'hoys! rules for miniature gaming are an innovative approach to 1:1 war games, featuring all the eye-gouging, biting, back-cutting, clawing, stomping, and barehanded action you can handle.
Check it out, Boyo


B'hoys Towne!
from Studio 33
Self assembly card buildings and accessories to represent the streets and neighborhoods of New York or any other 19th C. American town.

Also useful for colonial-era gaming in other parts of the world.
Tour B'hoys Towne, if ye' got the Stuff


Here are a few sites with historical background, clothing information, gang terminology, and all manner of other goodies to get one started.

The Daybreak Boys:
An Historical Re-enactment Group


Gangs Of New York

This site is maintained by Herbert Asbury's Daughter and has much excellent information!

"Gangs Of New York" Set Photographs
"Bill The Butcher"
Includes a glossary of Gangster-speak of the 1800's

MOSE!


Amazon Of The Month--
"Hell-Cat Maggie"

While Asbury's book is still in print, gamers can find more immediate gratification in Martin Scorsese's film, "The Gangs Of New York." While the script doesn't do the actual subject justice, the situations, costumes, atmosphere, and action still are definitely "inspirational!"

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