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Noon: Choose a wanted dude. That dude gets +3 bullets and is a stud. If any player collects bounty on that dude this turn, they gain 4 extra ghost rock.

"They'd never have put such a bounty on my head if they thought anybody'd live to claim it." - Jonah Essex
Neutral • William O'Connor • Base Set #117
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+3 bullets and making your dude a stud is massive.

Combos well with a lot of the Sloane Gang, especially Marion Seville, making him a 6 stud!

Combos with Shotgun allowing you to ace any dude with at least a value of 4 and lower in a shootout.

Gives the dude a lot of control over wherever they are. Hold down the Town Square and call out anyone that is foolish enough to come out there. Hold down a deed that you're wanting to keep under your thumb, or even a deed you want to take over.


A value of 5 of clubs is the same as Pistol Whip, so Bad Company has some stiff competition to be in your deck.

If your opponent does manage to tie in the shootout and your boosted dude is the only dude on your side, your opponent is getting that 4 ghost rock.

The dude has to already be wanted. So you do have to do start stirring up some trouble in some way to be able to use Bad Company.


Bad Company can be devastating if used at the right time. The ghost rock risk is pretty heavy though. Also, sharing the same value with Pistol Whip hurts Bad Company a lot. It's pretty balanced for what you get, just proceed with caution if you do decide to play it.

Rating: 2.5 / 5

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Errata Text from card included in Nightmare at Noon reads:

Noon: Chose a wanted dude.

That dude gets +3 bullets and is a stud.

If any player collects bounty on that dude this turn, they gain 4 extra ghost rock.

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I agree with everything Kain has said. Another use for this card can be with the Law Dogs. It's easy to make your own dudes wanted with Law Dogs or you can hit a chump, like Travis, with Bad Company right before you run in and hit him with a Shotgun to make four easy Ghost Rock. You could have your own Clyde Owens or Wylie Jenks up to 6+ Stud easy.