Ronin: Skirmish Wargames in the Age of the Samurai

Ronin: Skirmish Wargames in the Age of the Samurai

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780968483
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 08/20/2013
Series: Osprey Wargames , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Craig Woodfield is a 42 year old Defence Analyst from Canberra, Australia. He has previously written for magazines such as Slingshot and Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy. He is the author of 3 wargaming supplements: Legion (for Warhammer Ancient Battles), Imperium (for Crusader) and Trajan's Dacian Wars (for Hail Caesar). He has a long-standing interest in martial arts and military history.

Jose Daniel Cabrera Peña is a Spanish painter, born in Granada in 1978. He studied Architecture at university and has worked as a cover artist and illustrator for historical publications. Since 2011, when he started working in an animation studio, his professional career has been divided between published works and mainstream films.
Craig Woodfield is a defence analyst from Canberra, Australia, and has previously written for magazines such as Slingshot and Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy. He is the author of the Ronin and En Garde! skirmish rules in the Osprey Wargames series, as well as a number of wargaming supplements. He has a long-standing interest in martial arts and military history.

Table of Contents

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

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Ronin - Skirmish Wargames in the Age of the Samurai 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Look up~~~Age: 16~~~Godly parent: Athena~~~Weapon: A thin two foot long sword called Ronin, made of Mandarin steel, and a saxe knife~~~Appearance: 5'8" A tannish complexion. Small muscles, but stronger than he looks. Usually wears a Nationals cap on his black hair, a grey shirt and black jacket, adidas shorts, and either hiking boots or converse high-tops~~~Likes: Ravioli, the number 7, walks in the forest, and destroying enemies~~~Dislikes: Long grass, the number 12, cleats, an being destroyed by enemies~~~Theme song: Viva la vida~~~Worst enemy: A guy named Aaron, but now he calls himself Jasher- he copied my name~~~Rank: Ronin(War lord)~~~Personality: Get to know me~~~Powers: Unusually quick thinking, very persuasive, quick to move~~~~I'm done, so hit the X.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have played these rules and they are actually very fun. Fast and deadly.