|Category:||Asian, Fantasy, Skirmish Battles|
|Description:||Bushido is an oriental fantasy tabletop miniature battle game for two players. Each player commands a force of no more than a handful of individuals, represented by 32mm metal miniatures. These forces meet on the battlefield and the commanders (the players, that is) try to outwit, outfight and outlive the opposing force and fulfil their battle objectives while denying the enemy theirs. If you have played tabletop miniature games before, Bushido falls into the "skirmish game" category: all miniatures represent individuals and your force consists of a small group of unique characters rather than a big faceless army. A game of Bushido is fast-moving, flexible and filled with strategizing, counter-strategizing and counter-counter-strategizing. Your tactical acumen is important, but as dice add an element of randomness, so too is your ability to think on your feet. A typical game of Bushido takes between one and two hours to play – more if you are new to the game, less if you are a seasoned veteran.|
Source: bushido-thegame.com - © GCT Studios
|Popularity:||The game is played by 1% of the T³-Users.|
It's the preferred game of <1% of the T³-Users.
The T³-Users can field a total of 785 points.
|Rating (1-5):|| |
Average rating 4.5 after 39 vote(s).
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|This is a list of all supported armies/factions, their distribution between the players and a statistical review in the tournament field:
|Cult of Yurei||20%||12%||7||52.63||1|
|Kage Kaze Zoku||14%||8%||0||0||0|
|Prefecture of Ryu||27%||16%||9||100||4|
|Silvermoon Trade Syndicate||16%||9%||5||0||1|
|Temple of Ro-Kan||25%||15%||9||63.64||1|
- DP: How many players play this army.
- DA: How big is the percentage of all armies.
- TN: How often the army was used on a tournament.
- TS: How strong is the army on tournaments. The strongest army is used for an index of 100 (see army ranking for details). A value of 0 means that we don't have enough data for a classification yet.
- TV: How often did the army win a tournament.
- If there is another army/faction behind a name in brackets, the entry is a sub type of this army/faction.
The distribution is based on 44 players from Germany with 74 army selections. The tournament data is based on 45 tournament placements. You can enter your own armies, if you create an account.
Adepticon 2018 ( Part Deux)
" You must not fight too often with one enemy,
or you will teach him all your tricks of war."
" If you ain't first, you're last."
It was Saturday and that meant Tournament day. We had an uneven amount of players so there there was to be a Bye round which is never ideal, but everyone was still going to get to roll dice and beat the snot out of each other. It was a mixed bag of Factions, with the Temple getting the most love at four players, Ito and Cult next with three players per faction, sneaky Silvermoon with two, and everything else having one player. Even the Shadow Wind Clan made an appearance, I think, it's hard to spot those suckers unless you are an inch or two away!
The tables looked great, awesome scenery ( thanks Aaron and Danielle) and bespoke Bushido playing mats (thanks Mats by Mars). There was also a lot of interest from other gamers who had never seen the game before and eventually found themselves down at the booth having a demo game with Gordon.
There were five medals up for grabs: First, Second and Third place, as well as Best Painted Army and Best Sportsman. The Competition was fierce, but eventually, after nearly seven hours of gaming, there emerged one clear victor from the rubble of smouldering temples and burning villages, and that was Mark Creamer with a sibilant and slithery, Ito List.
In his own words...
How did you discover Bushido and how long have you been playing?
I discovered Bushido a year ago at Adepticon 2017 and it’s been my primary miniatures game for the last year.
How many factions do you play?
Currently I play two factions: Ito Clan and Temple of Ro-kan.
What's your favourite faction and why?
My favourite faction is Ito Clan since I like the pressure that the poison condition puts on the other player since most lists don’t have an easy way to deal with it. I also like how the faction has a mix of heavy hitting warrior/Samurai models as well as the Sishai control pieces.
What's your favourite model and why?
My favourite model is probably Kuma from the Temple of Ro-kan. From a rules perspective he’s extremely versatile. He has a lot of defensive tech for holding ground between his huge life pool and traits such as Fear (4), First Strike and Indomitable. He provides scenario control with Binding Roots and Push Defence and can also dish out some good damage with the combination of the Stunned marker, Brutal and Combo Attack. Plus, in addition to all that, who doesn’t like a Kung Fu panda?
How does it feel to win the inaugural American Masters Bushido Tournament?
Surprising at first. Even though I’ve been playing consistently over the last year, it has only been with a few opponents (and mostly one). I think what helped us both leading up to Adepticon was playing some games on the clock and getting a feeling for how to play an aggressive game to get those early VP.
What was your biggest challenge vs your competitors on the day?
My hardest game was the Ito Clan mirror match. Since we were both running The Blessed theme, both of our poison had limited effect. We had to rely more heavily on model positioning and early objective control.
Any lists you didn't want to come up against? If so explain.
Really any list that can remove or ignore my poison effects. This would be things like other Ito players, lists with constructs or support models that can clear poison.
Tell us about your list. Even though you won, are there any changes you would make to it?
My list was: Sakura, Satsuki, Kaihime Ito, Kenzo Ito, Taisei, one Temple Asp and one Shimogama Viper, running with The Blessed theme. The game plan was to get some early poison down on turn one using Sakura’s Psychic Venom and a ranged shot from Kaihime loaded with Blood of Orochi. This sets me up to start taking out some models on turn two using Accelerate Venom combined with melee attacks. My snakes are also speed 5 which allows me to hopefully get out in front of the scenarios and attempt to hold with their large health pools.
As far as changes I would make to the list, I might switch out Taisei for either Kyou to give an even stronger Sishai presence, or possibly both Taisei and the Viper to upgrade to Yatsumata for an even stronger melee presence.
Plans for next year? Same faction? Or something different?
There’s still a lot for me to try out with Ito so I don’t see myself stopping with them any time soon. I also want to give my Temple lists a try in a tournament, so it’s also possible I’ll enter with them next year instead.
Any tips for us non-tournament winners to up our game?
First, I think the biggest thing is to consider the clock, especially if most of your games are played casually with no time limit. If it doesn’t look like you’re going to get all the rounds in then consider being more aggressive and piece trading if it means gaining those early VP.
Second, don’t try to make a list that answers every question your opponent might throw at you; Bushido doesn’t allow for enough models to reliably do this and there will always be bad pairings. Instead try and pose a strong enough question to your opponent that they are forced to deal with you instead.
Second Place went to Aaron Skrivanek who was also playing the skin-shedding Ito,
while Greg Oberfield flew into third place with his Tengu.
Competition for the Best Painted Army was tough, but the Judges eventually decided on Patrick McCabe and his Ito Army.
Yup, it was Ito to the left of us and Ito to the right! Best Sportsman went to Rob Perkins whose patience and affability won the day. Rob played Savage Wave in the tournament which just shows that even though Wave players look cantankerous and curmudgeonly on the outside, they're actually all just Teddy Bears on the inside (that's you too, Toby Nathan).
Here is a breakdown of the top three lists.
Mark Creamer: 1st Place. Ito.
Aaron Skrivanek. 2nd Place. Ito.
Temple Asp (2)
Greg Oberfield. 3rd Place. Tengu.
The show wound down on Sunday and it saw us gaining another distributor in the Chicago Area, namely Grognard Games, which can be found at www.grognardgames.com
A great time was had by all and GCT would just like to thank all of the retainers and players, old and new, for not only playing but for stopping by the booth to say hello. See you next year! Don't forget that there are still tickets available for the UK Games Expo Bushido Tournament. Nothing says fun like beating random strangers into submission with dice, tape measure, and a host of lovingly painted Bushido models.
The Risen, Salute 2018 and more...
Check out the latest story from the Jwar Isles.
We're heading to the Excel center tomorrow for Salute, it's a busy, high octane show with tons to see and do. We hope to see plenty of old faces and no doubt some new players as well.
Toshiro and the other show exclusives will be available at the show and on our webstore.
Sign up for your tournament place... HERE
AdeptiCon 2018 (Part One)
“The British are coming!”
Paul Revere (supposedly)
"Another town I've left behind,
Another drink completely blind,
Another hotel I can't find,
Another backstage pass for you,
Another tube of super glue,
Another border to get through,
I'm driving like a maniac,
Driving way to hell and back,
Another room a case to pack,
We Are The Road Crew! "
Chicago does many things right but none more so than deep-dish pizza and AdeptiCon. This is GCT's second show in the Schaumberg area of Chicago and it just keeps getting better and better. Old friends, familiar faces, new players, and a kick-ass tournament to boot. But I digress...
AdeptiCon started in 2002 with just 110 players attending a special event. Now, 12 years later, there are 4500 attendees roaming the halls of the Schaumberg Convention Centre to battle it out in over 460 tournaments. The Dealer's Hall is home to 100 exhibitors, and the side-halls are packed with seminars, special events, painting classes and loads of pick-up games. It truly is a Temple of Ro-Kan to all things miniature and wargame related. It runs from the Thursday to the Sunday with the Wednesday being set aside for setup. That's when we got there, on Wednesday, in the freezing cold, to unload and begin building the booth.
As far as most shows go in the USA, AdeptiCon has to be by far the easiest when it comes to this. Our other main show GenCon, owing to size, and schedule, can be a nightmare to do set-up, because you're contending with Thousand-Sons-hued articulated lorries, and Ryder Truck drivers, who are dazed and confused having driven non-stop from Texas; it takes hours and hours, but at Adepticon, we were done before sunset and home for tea and crumpets as we British are wont to do.
We debuted our new show exclusive miniature on Thursday. I always think of him as the Man-With-No-Name, but he's actually called Toshiro. He's Ronin, applicable to all factions, cool as hell, and armed to the teeth! We were fortunate to have the entire Wave 39 with us as well, which made everyone extremely happy. We were also delighted to bring on a new retailer in Grognard Games, be sure to hit them up for your Bushido fix if you're in the Chicago area, www.grognardgames.com
On Saturday we hosted our very first official AdeptiCon Masters Bushido Tournament. Before I go into the details on this most excellent of events, we have to give a big round of rapturous applause to Aaron Nowick, and his amazing wife, Danielle Nowick. Not only did they build and paint every single piece of the amazing terrain used to decorate all sixteen mats, but Danielle did this whilst heavily pregnant and in her last trimester! So, again, thanks from GCT for all your hard work. Aaron ran a tight ship, a great tournament, and answered rules questions with the consummate ease of a life-long Judge. Another nod of sincere thanks has to go to Mats to Mars who provided the incredible mats used in the tourney. They looked absolutely amazing, and not only do they add to the overall experience of playing but they encompass what they call a ' Bushido PlayerAid Border', that has all those little rules we tend to forget in the heat of battle.
They are also lovingly decorated with artwork of your favourite Bushido characters and I suggest you head over to www.matsbymars.com to see what I'm gushing about! Next week we'll have an in-depth interview with this years winner, Mark Creamer, as well as a complete look at all the lists that were at the tables, and a breakdown of all this years medal winners. Until then!
Don't miss your chance to sign up for the tournament, if you're thinking of coming we urge you to decide soon and grab a ticket. In the event of a relatively low take up we will be unable to run the tournament. So get one while you can:
Get them HERE
The wanderer is available now!
Toshiro - Ronin
Not much is known about the wanderer, he remains an enigma even to those he fights alongside. Whilst there is nothing to point to Toshiro’s presence being the catalyst for violence he often appears before momentous events. In battles involving Toshiro chaos reigns and even the most composed soldiers find themselves in a rage; feeding on the death and destruction around them driving them to tap into unbridled power.
All the models of Wave 39 are available in the webstore now for Pre-Order. Also until Sunday evening you can get your hands on Bushido's 2018 show model: Toshiro.
Visit the fighting pits of Jima and discover the Ro-Kan's new visitor
Kosuke - Temple of Ro-Kan
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?
Giichi - 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.
We want to apologise in advance for any delays to shipping of our products dur to our presence at Adepticon. We will endeavour to get everything out as soon as possible on our return.
The show exclusives including Toshiro will be available douring our time at Adepticon: 22nd-25th March
Well done to Dave 'Panzer' Palmer for winning Newcastle Legion's (Australia) first Bushido event.
Become a Grand Master and take a look at the line up for Wave 39!
We are delighted to announce that tickets are up for our next Grand Masters Tournament and you can find out more info and grab your Tickets:
We had a great time at Bones Con and the tournament was lots of fun, interestingly every faction was represented and remarkably four different factions were present in the top five! Well done to Colin Tough who won with the Savage Wave, a close fought win over a previous Grand Master Chris Hales, finishing on the same points, SoS was the only thing seperating them. We hope to see you next year and we will look to make our presence bigger and better.
The following won Silvermoons in the tournament. Please contact us and let us know your respective usernames.
Colin Tough, Chris Hales, Kris Raynes, Kevin Dowsett and Jim Lawrence
Spend your moons: HERE
Meet Wave 39
Some incredible models line up for Bushido's next release, which are you most looking forward to?