He, I am pleased that you like it, and would love to see other's ideas too... Here is another suggestion :
Hold up :
Every few turn a convoy will move from one part of the map to the other. You need to place a character in a bar to learn what the convoy will transport, how strong it will be, and what its path will be. You get the loot it if you can place a strong enough gang (both in hearts and attack) on its way. Of course, only one player can stop a convoy.
Any thug or weak gang found on the convoy's path will be disbanded.
Possible loots are victory point, prisoners (free characters such as thugs, urchins or whatever else), gold, or lanterns.