Footsore Add More Dramatic Characters To Warring Clans Range

January 13, 2020 by brennon

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Footsore Miniatures & Games have been showing off two new characters for you to use in the likes of Test Of Honour. The Warring Clans range welcomes Banzuiin Chōbei first, a little bit of a street tough.

Bazuiin Chobei - Footsore Miniatures

This fellow has quite the past which is part historical and part-fictional as all good stories are. He made a name for himself in the Asakusa district of Karatsu as a ronin. As a renowned warrior and swordsman, he led a gang against the hatamoto-yakko who were looking to control the markets.

Keeping with the drama behind his life his final days are apparently played out in a kabuki drama. Here is what happens...

"His enemy, the samurai Jūrozaemon, attacks him while at a bathhouse and without his weapons lunging at Chōbei with his spear, while another attacker thrusts with his sword. With an angry grimace, Chōbei pushes away the handle of the spear while defending himself with a makeshift weapon against the katana. Unable to kill him in combat, his enemies lock the doors setting the bathhouse alight ending the life of this Japanese folk hero."

As well as this particular ronin there is also another, Yoshito The Rōnin who also brings his own sense of martial might to the tabletop.

Yoshito The Ronin - Footsore Miniatures

This bearded fellow looks the part of a deadly swordsman who has had to hit the road in search of a new purpose. The ronin are warriors who have found themselves falling from grace, either through the death of their master or some other disgrace and so found themselves wandering the country as mercenaries and bodyguards.

I do like the idea of making a band of ronin for use in games of Test Of Honour. Deadly swordsmen who have banded together for some common cause. The few against the many is always a fun scenario to play out on the tabletop, especially when samurai are involved.

What do you make of the new releases for Warring Clans?

"The few against the many is always a fun scenario to play out on the tabletop, especially when samurai are involved..."

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