Ronin - Samurai Skirmish Wargaming!

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Ronin - Samurai Skirmish Wargaming!

Post by TabletopEmpires » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:21 pm

Introducing Ronin - Skirmish Wargaming in the Samurai Age

Written By Australia's own Craig Woodfield.

Product Description

Ronin is a set of skirmish wargame rules set in late 16th century feudal Japan. Players build small warbands of models and battle each other as well as non-player factions in duels and skirmishes. Ronin is historically accurate, but also pays tribute to the films of Akira Kurosawa such as Seven Samurai and Yojimbo.


About the Author

Craig Woodfield is a 42 year old Defence Analyst from Canberra, Australia. He has previously written for magazines such as Slingshot and Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy. He is the author of 3 wargaming supplements: Legion (for Warhammer Ancient Battles), Imperium (for Crusader) and Trajan's Dacian Wars (for Hail Caesar). He has a long-standing interest in martial arts and military history.

We currently have in stock, the rulebook
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About this book
Set in an age of feuding samurai, wandering swordsmen and fearless warrior monks, Ronin is a skirmish wargame that captures the flavour and excitement of such Akira Kurosawa films as Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. Whether they prefer the loyal samurai retainers of a feudal lord or a horde of desperate bandits, players choose from one of several factions and build forces to battle for dominance and survival in 16th-century Japan. They may also recruit swords-for-hire to supplement their forces – masterless ronin, martial arts masters and secretive ninja will lend their skills to any commander who can afford them. A full points system, incorporating a wide range of equipment and skills, allows for detailed customisation of characters, while scenarios and a campaign system permit them to gain experience and develop over time. The fast-paced rules simulate the cut and thrust of hand-to-hand combat and require the player to make tactical decisions in the middle of a fight, immersing them in an era of war.
Contents

Introduction
The Factions
Building a Warband
The Rules
Scenarios
Campaign
Tournament Play

We are also carrying the 4 introductory warbands from Northstar Miniatures.

Bushi Buntai - Bandit Buntai - Koryu Buntai - Sohei Monk Buntai

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Re: Ronin - Samurai Skirmish Wargaming!

Post by TabletopEmpires » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:24 pm

W are also supplementing our range of miniatures for Ronin with the Lovely range of Samurai Miniatures from the Wargames Factory....

Wargames Factory - Samurai Warriors

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The Warring States or Sengoku period of Japanese history in the 16th Century saw the rise of massive Samurai armies as rival Daimyo (Feudal Warlords) and their clans battled for supremacy and the title of Shogun. Thousands of men fought and died for the glory of clan and Daimyo armed with only spear, sword, bow or primitive firearms. The Samurai, as the core of these armies, were gradually replaced by Ashigaru during this period as the rise in firearms use increased.

This set contains 5 sprues. Each sprue contain 5 Samurai with weapons and accessories for a total of 25 figures. This set includes 25 square 20mm x 20mm x 2mm bases.

Wargames Factory - Ashigaru Missile Troops

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The 16th Century Ashigaru Warriors Set is made for model builders and war gamers interested in warfare during the Warring States Period of Japanese History. There are 25-multipart miniatures in this set which can be assembled into Ashigaru with bows and arquebus. Up to 20 arquebus soldiers and 5 bowman or 20 bowman and 5 arquebus
soldier. Models require painting and assembly to be completed.

We also recommend Wargames Factory - Ashigaru Spearmen to fill out your army!

This set includes 25 20mm x 20mm x 2mm bases!

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