This coming Saturday Damon "Rulez" Carlton and myself will once again be representing the Nerd Herd in a Bushido tournament - the Daimyo of the South. Hosted by a brand new Bushido retainer and all round good egg Ben Calvert-Lee and located at the Royal British Legion Portsmouth South club this 42 rice (point) tournament promises to be a day of competition played in the most relaxed of atmospheres, for me Bushidoists play very zen indeed!
Rulez will be taking his Savage Wave, a faction of snarling and brutal Oni (demons) and mischievous Bakemono (gremlin type creatures). Last time he did very well with his ninjas, running away with first place, so he's hoping to retain his Gold coin status this time around.
Me, I'll be taking my Silvermoon Trade Syndicate rather than my beloved Temple of Ro-Kan. The gangsters that make up the Syndicate operate in an entirely different way to the beneficent monks of the Temple so we'll see how I get on.
As to the rest of the competitors we are facing 3x Ito Clan (snake samurai), 1x KKZ (ninjas), 3x Tengu Decension (bird men), 1x Cult of Yurei (undead), 1x Prefecture of Ryu (human samurai), 2x other STS and another Wave. Sadly no Temple, if I had known that I would have taken them and sadly no Jung Pirates which surprises me as they are the latest releases....
I'll publish the list I took following the event so as to give no succour to my enemies, but it will come with the reasons I took them and of course an account on how we got on!