March 19, 2018 by brennon
GCT Studios show off some rather awesome new previews for the world of Bushido. This time we’re heading to the fighting pits as we check out these new additions to the Temple Of Ro-Kan and the Silvermoon Trade Syndicate.
This angry looking monkey man is Kosuke and here’s a bit more about his background…
“Kosuke hails from the mainland of the Empire. He fights with all four limbs, strength and skill are indistinguishable between arms and legs, hands and feet. He comes in aid of his fellow monks of the Ro-Kan and the prowess he shows on the battlefield will be well received by those he fights alongside.
However, his presence has caused disquiet amongst the Masters of the Ro-Kan. What message does Kosuke’s presence herald?”
I really like the dynamic posing of the model and think that they’ve shown off an otherwise quite intimidating and hulking miniature in motion very well. You could imagine him winding up a hit to bring that mace crashing down upon you.
As well as this fellow we have another character for the wheeler-dealers of the Silvermoon Trade Syndicate.
“Giichi uses a unique fighting style and flail-like weapon. Forged in the fighting pits of Jima he has learned what it takes to survive. He is a bane to Samurai that fight in well-rehearsed routines, he does not follow the rules they have come to expect and his attacks are difficult to anticipate.
Giichi understood early on that he would never compete with the Buto in the ring, he did, however, learn what he could and has impressive Jumo skills.”
Being a dirty fighter is a skill all of its own and when it comes to tackling the deadly sword skills of the Samurai you might need to break a few rules here and there. He reminds me of the kind of character you’d see in a martial arts film who frustrates and nearly beats the main character!
What do you make of these new burly brawlers?
"He is a bane to Samurai that fight in well-rehearsed routines, he does not follow the rules they have come to expect and his attacks are difficult to anticipate..."