October 9, 2017 by brennon
Leading the way we have Kaede here who was the fascinating piece of art which really grabbed folks when we showed that off a week or so ago.
“Life for Kaede is just another performance. He learned his trade not in the luck houses but on the streets of Jima. Where acting the part could be the difference between eating or not, a beating or not, living or not.
He treats combat like a show, as the battle progresses, he works through the three acts of a play, adapting his style for each act in order to create a frantic ending where each dramatic death hastens the finale!”
Keeping things within the realm of proper Fantasy we also have Ume & Haru who might be doing a bit of elemental jiggery-pokery with their powers.
As with Kaede, we can take a look at their background now too thanks to GCT Studios…
“Both Ume and her twin brother Haru show great potential and are so highly regarded by their tutors that they are already spoken of as future Masters. Ume’s preferred element of water has provided a dangerous technique which when performed successfully is devastating but any lack of concentration can leave her with grave injuries.
Haru has an affinity for both earth and air, combining them to create an earthen barrier which gives melee protection and cover for his allies. Both, however, have a lot to learn and they are always prepared to practise other monks’ techniques. “
I think with the obvious addition of a cool paint scheme for this pair you could create quite the cool looking duo for the tabletop.
Last but not least we have Hiryu who is decidedly more Historical than the other two in his design. I like the simple nature of the sculpt, posed ready for battle.
“Hiryu is an Ashigaru hailing from the city of Eddo, distinguished from his fellow Ashigaru in Ryu by the heavier armour he wears. He also skillfully wields the Naginata favoured in the North, rather than the Yari; which is standard issue in Ryu. A lifelong soldier, Hiryu is a firm believer in rank and file fighting.
He understands the ebb and flow of the line and is at his best in battle when fighting shoulder to shoulder with his fellow Ashigaru.”
It’s nice to see more of these standard warriors being thrown into the mix for the world of Bushido as it makes the Fantasy elements all the more fascinating when they’re shown off.
What do you think of the new renders?
"Keeping things within the realm of proper Fantasy we also have Ume & Haru who might be doing a bit of elemental jiggery-pokery with their powers..."