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Born and raised in the hills of Northern Mexico, Pancho Villa was the oldest of five children and grew up in comparative poverty. He learned from an early age that the best way to get noticed was by making the most noise. As he grew from boy to man, his hair-trigger temper dictated his path. Angry and embittered by what he saw as the hand Fate had dealt him, he took it upon himself to change his own destiny. A passion for improving his lot and a penchant for powerful ‘juiced’ weaponry drove him to acts of theft and banditry during which he became a stone-cold murderer of his fellow man. Despite his new-found status as a killer, Villa found he was not reviled. Indeed, despite his occasional cruelty, he had somehow become a local hero. In order to advertise his wealth and success to all who see him, Pancho became known for his expensive attire and flashy gold embroidered outfits.
The years passed by and Pancho Villa’s myth grew beyond local borders. He became a revolutionary, a land-owner, eventually becoming rich and powerful. Though he still planned the lightning raids his posses committed on other landowners, as he got older he took a less front line role. His growing army engaged in bolder and more daring acts with each passing year. Eventually, Mexico was no longer large enough for him. Villa had heard of the prospectors in the United States and their rush to find their part of the riches offered by the seams of natural resource the country offered. He wanted his share and, as far as Pancho Villa was concerned, his share was ‘all’.
In his relentless drive north, he has gathered a considerable force behind him and is no longer content to lead from the back. His new followers include the deadly pistolero Heraclio Bernal, known as the Thunderbolt of Sinaloa, The Fearless Desperado Procopio, for whom killing was a pastime, the revolutionist Rosaria Mendes, whose message can be heard far and wide and Catalina Romero, hunter, trapper and crack shot with a rifle.
Villa has taken up his Gatling gun and stands at the head of what has become known as the Golden Army, as their undisputed patriarch.
The Golden Army Posse builds seven multi-part resin miniatures;
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