Ronin

Skirmish Wargames in the Age of the Samurai

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Ronin

Skirmish Wargames in the Age of the Samurai

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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.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published 20 Aug 2013
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781780968469
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 31 col 4 b/w
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Osprey Wargames
Short code OWG 4
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Craig Woodfield

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