Sheriffs are lawmen in the Westward series . In Westward , they already come mounted on a horse , and you can train a unlimited amount of them , unlike the other games in which you can just train one . In Westward II : Heroes of the Frontier , they are 2 types of sheriff nice , which increases town happiness but with lame fighting skills and tough , which decreases town happiness but with better fighting skills . In Westward III : Gold Rush , there are also 2 types of sheriff : male and female , which are the same thing , excepting for the gender and the avatar . They can also be upgraded with horses from a stable .
In Westward IV : All Aboard , the sheriffs are again only male or female , and they can also be upgraded with horses from the stable . The only difference is the portrait .