Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Street Urchins

Hi all

 More recruits to swell the ranks of the Silvermoon Trade Syndicate....

The oyabun of the Silvermoon do not consider age a restriction to the entrance to their service. Many fill their numbers with youngsters eager to establish themselves within the Shatei ranks and prove themselves worthy of their oyabun’s favour. All within the Silvermoon play to their own strengths, and in doing so strengthen their gumi. Sukoshi Kani and Nomi are no different in this respect. Sukoshi, armed with her bag of makibishi, ready to scatter them wide at a moment’s notice to cover a retreat or block a path.








Out of the two Sukoshi Kani is imo the most useful, the ability to camouflage and then lay the spikey trap, means she'll be able to slow enemies down and waste activations, Nomi's ability to detect isn't bad but is very specific to finding sneaky factions like KKZ (ninjas).  Both kids can play scenarios either as a VIM or influencing idols etc and with their ability to scout and flank as well as being elusive (ignores zones of control), both offer tactical advantages.



With the addition of the kids, I have come to the end of the models that I have for the STS until Salute, when once again I'm going to descend on the GCT stand and grab some bargains.  So it just remains to show the whole faction as it stands in a final group shot!



hope you enjoy
dGG

36 comments:

  1. Great post as usual Andy, The faction looks great together, how's your hand ?

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    1. thank you Dave, the hand is healing well and not interfering with the painting, thankfully its my non-dom hand.

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    2. started work on your JD minis today so hope to show them soon!

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    3. Would be more of a pain if it stopped your hobby time, looking forward to seeing this Tweak off, hope your having fun painting them

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    4. Tweak is nearly done, but I started nights tonight so work has halted. Just an undercoat on T'other for now but should have a splash or two over the weekend!

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    5. Look forward to seeing them, Go steady on nights and try not to have any more accidents

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  2. What are you? Some kind of Fagin? getting the kids to do the fighting and thieving!

    Altogether the faction looks formidable

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    1. absolutely Clint, they've got to learn a trade somehow..... ;-P

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  3. Interesting characters that could proof very useful in the right circumstances. I very much appreciated your group shot of your STS figures.

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    1. totally Bryan, Sukoshi played a vital part in my last game against Damon with her "Flanking" ability she stayed out of harms way and helped me win the game!

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  4. Excellent, I have a feeling I might end up bumping into you at the GCT stand.

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    1. I hope so Michael, maybe even clash over the demo board?

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  5. Group shot! All line up and say チーズ

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  6. Nice pair of "thieving little gits" Andy.

    Cheers Roger.

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  7. Very nice. Though I keep forgetting to check this game out for myself. Doh!

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    1. Do yourself a favour Roy, check it out you won't be sorry

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  8. You really whipped these up quick. The new faction looks great. You actually have me to the point of going to the Bushido site to look at factions now...

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    1. I've been motivated by an upcoming tournament Rod, the tournie scene for the game is so much fun and is growing as is the game following so I'm galvanised to produce.

      Rod do yourself a massive favour - jump into the game! Even if you just download the rules (free) and a couple of cards (free) and proxy the minis at least for the time being.

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  9. I prefer your paint job to the official ones, as theirs look a little...unwell, almost zombie-like.
    Glad you're on the mend and that your injury hasn't effected your painting. I am intensely curious to see the project that caused this injury, but your health is more important than sating my curiosity. :-)

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    1. Thanks Jez, I appreciate that.

      The hand is healing very nicely, thanks to the ministrations of missus Gobbo it should be a fairly minimal scar to join the many others I've accumulated over the years. I'm still figuring out whether I'm going to retry the terrain project and if it's worth the effort it in the long run as what I was attempting was a bit of an experiment with acrylic sheets.

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  10. So...I'm left wondering just exactly what is a "Makibishi"? Possibly the urchin has a bag of marbles which she uses to trip up adults :-) ?

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    1. If I remember correctly, 'makibishi' are caltrops, i.e. four-pointed spiked objects to impede movement. I could be wrong though, as it's been a while since I was immersed in Japanese weaponry.

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    2. Jez remembers correctly C6, makibishi are essentially caltrops. Sukoshi has a bag of them in her left hand, which despite my poor photography you might just see some spikes protruding from, she also has one in her right hand but it's very small. She can, once per game scatter the lot of them in a rather large area, hindering movement- great for protecting scenario objectives!

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  11. Wow, that faction came together rather quickly and even though I'm not that enamoured with the two 'pesky' kids, the group shot is really impressive.

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    1. It certainly did Joe, I felt motivated to get them done for a tournament in March!

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  12. Quick work Andy, and no sign of a drop in the quality of your tip-top paint-jobs either, so you're clearly being greedy and getting quality and quantity!! Terrific group shot too :-)

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    1. Thanks Simon, when I get started I am a quick painter. If I have slow patches where I don't produce much work its normally because real life gets in the way.... ;-)

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