An American Pastoral Scene is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.


To start this mission, Arthur meets Micah at his camp near Strawberry, where Micah asks for his assistance in robbing a banking coach heading towards Strawberry, as a way to repay Arthur for his help in escaping jail.

Arthur follows Micah on horseback until they make it to their destination - a ridge, overlooking where the coach should come through. On the way, the two share a mostly belligerent conversation in which they argue about various things.

After they reach the destination, the pair ambush the coach and take out all of the guards and the driver, before hijacking it and driving it away. Arthur takes the reins, and Micah gives him a Lancaster Repeater to use, saying "that's more your style than mine"..

Things seem to be going well, but once the duo get close to a river, O'Driscolls attack them and try to commandeer it for themselves, cutting down a tree to block the road. In the chaos, the carriage is blown up by a stick of dynamite, and the two are thrown into the river. Arthur and Micah manage to successfully eliminate their rival outlaws in the ensuing gunfight, with the few remaining O'Driscolls fleeing.

After the robbers are taken out, Arthur meets with Micah at the overturned bank coach. At Micah's request, Arthur shoots the lock and opens the lockbox, which contains a hefty take. The two split the loot between them and then ride their seperate ways back to camp.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Headshot each of the mounted guards protecting the wagon.
  • Get 10 kills in Dead Eye.
  • Complete within 6 minutes.
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items.

Mission failure

The mission will fail if the player:

  • Assaults, kills, or abandons Micah;
  • Allows Micah to die;
  • Destroys the coach before it’s scripted destruction;
  • Abandons the coach;
  • Kills or abandons their horse;
  • Dies.


  • Stagecoach guards - Killed by Arthur and Micah while attempting to defend the banking stagecoach.
  • Numerous O'Driscolls - Killed by Arthur and Micah while attempting to rob the stolen banking stagecoach.

Missable Items in the Mission

  • Liberty Hat

Video Walkthroughs


Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Chapter 2: Horseshoe Overlook
"Who is Not Without Sin""A Quiet Time""Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego""The Spines of America""Blessed are the Meek?""Polite Society, Valentine Style""Good, Honest, Snake Oil""Pouring Forth Oil I""Pouring Forth Oil II""Pouring Forth Oil III""Pouring Forth Oil IV""A Fisher of Men""Americans at Rest""The First Shall Be the Last""Paying a Social Call""Money Lending and Other Sins I & II""Money Lending and Other Sins III""We Loved Once and True I & II""We Loved Once and True III""The Sheep and the Goats""An American Pastoral Scene""A Strange Kindness"
Chapter 1Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Epilogue, Part 1Epilogue, Part 2
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