Thursday, 25 July 2013

Bushido Scenario Write Ups.

Last week saw me having a couple of games of Bushido against my friend Ben. These were his first games since the re-adaptaion of the Bushido Rules and the release of the official rulebook.

We played two games, both of the same scenario - The Idols, and Ben used his Temple of Rokan (Think Oriental Monks with kick ass moves and serenity etc) during both games. I used the Prefecture of Ryu (Samurai and Ashigaru) for the first game and then the Savage Wave (Oriental Demons - Oni etc) for the second. Mainly so Ben could get experience running his monks against different factions.

The Idols scenario is very simple, all scenarios are played out on 2'x2' board with about 6 pieces of scenery and for 6 turns. 3 Idols are placed along the centre line of the board in neutral postion and each faction has turn the Idol towards their table edge to score victory points at set times during the game.

Game 1: Ryu vs Rokan

Prefecture of Ryu forces:                                               Temple of Rokan forces:

Hiro Takashi - Samurai                                                    Master Ekusa - Monk
Hanso - Ashigaru Sergeant                                               Kenko - Monk
Matsu Takashi - Shugenja                                                Yumi - Monk
Minuro - Arqubusier Ashigaru                                         Rokan Rice Farmer - Peasant (1)
Ryu Yariman - Ashigaru Spearman                                 Rokan Rice Farmer - Peasant (2)

Prefecture of Ryu
Temple of Rokan

Baseline Deployment

Turn 1: Ryu gained the initiative, Minuro focus's to gain extra Ki, Master Ekusa gains Ki through focus. Ryu Yariman runs forward, Peasant (1) runs forward, Ryu Yariman runs forward again towards the middle Idol. Peasant (2) runs forward. Matsu runs forward. Yumi runs down the right flank and Hanso runs to block off Yumi. Matsu moves forward and force blast Rokans Peasant (1) causing a wound.

Peasant (2) runs towards the right hand Idol and Hiro runs forward with Keno running to meet him. Hanso runs towards the right Idol and Yumi carries on down the flank. Hiro crests the hill and Kenko dogs his move.

Turn 2: The Temple forces anticipate Ryu and move first this turn. Peasant (1) moves to the left Idol and then Matsu force blasts Keno for a wound. Ekusa prods his Tortoise and moves forward, chanels a load of Ki to Kenko and then makes Ryu's Yariman Contemplate his existance which exhausts the Yariman. Matsu moves to the left Idol and force blasts the Peasant near it and gets 4 wounds on him.

Yumi runs into Hanso and hits him for 3 wounds, Hanso returns the hurt, with his +2 Strength and a Success of 5 he wipes Yumi out of existance - meditate that hippy!! Minuro runs to get a bead on Kenko whilst Peasant (2) moves next to the right Idol and Minuro takes a shot a Kenko, using his Ki to boost, the shot hits and Kenko falls dead with a large hole in his head!

Peasant (2) turns the Idol towards Rokans deployment edge, then Hanso walks up and swings his No-Dachi, slaughtering the poor exhausted Peasant. Ekusa ambles up the hill on his Tortoise and Hiro moves to turn the centre Idol.

End of Turn 2 - Ryu 1VP - Temple 1VP

Turn 3: Ryu win the tactical roll, Yari man turns the right Idol. Ekusa accepting fate guides his Tortoise up the hill and makes Hiro Comtemplate his Existance. Hanso moves upto Ekusa and smacks him for 3 wounds. Ryu's Yari man then attacks Ekusa and only does minimal damage, Ekusa then calls on the Kami and causes 4 wounds to the Ryu Ashigaru. Yari attacks again but completly whiffs his attack roll. Ekusa in turn serenly smiles and sends the Yari mans soul into the void!

Hanso seeing his Ashigaru soldier fall finishes off Ekusa with a mighty swing of his No-Dachi.

With no Temple forces left on the table the game ends.

End of Turn 3 - Ryu 2Vp - Temple 1 VP

Prefecture of Ryu win.

Game 2 - Temple of Rokan vs Savage Wave, no decent report as I just found my notes and they are awful and unfortunately the pics I took were absolute arse as the sun was blaring last week. I have added a few pics which are not too bad though.

Savage Wave

Temple of Rokan

Demons vs Monks


  1. Nice write ups. But no piccies? :o( sniff.

    1. Yeh Simon. Gutted pics I took were awful :-(

  2. I love the idea of the Idols, sounded like a blast Carl!

  3. It's a cracking game Fran and the Idols is a really good scenario.