Before I start this post in ernest, can I just thank the amazing Tarot for her gift of the Celtos rulebook that i received from her in the post last week and to my shame failed to mention her generosity here. Thanks mate, as generous as you are talented and beautiful.....is that enough? No! More you say? oh ok...no no it's fine.....look i said i would say it.... and clever and interesting....look now it's just coming across as creepy...no I'm just gonna stop....no no, look just who's blog is this anyway!! and funny and generous....happy? What do ya mean I already said generous? you sure? No one will have noticed, I'm sure they won't have, good that's settled then..... Anyhoo where was I...oh yeah a pic for those of you who don't know what Celtos is, I'm looking forward to exploring the book in more detail and then adapting some of my collection accordingly. From what I've seen so far it looks ace.
Following my previous post featuring Hiro and Hanso I give you the last 3 members of the Prefecture of Ryu starter set - the Ashigaru. These guys are the rank and file of the Takashi household and reflect the military nature of the Prefecture. First up we have Minuro, he's an arquebusier, now I've already shown one arquebusier (here) but Minuro is a named character and therefore you are able to field both in a warband. Minuro has the added Ki feat "3 rounds a minute" which allows rapid reloading of his deadly firearm in comparison to his slower compatriots.
Next up is Jin, she is a Yariman with a difference - she's a girl! She is also an improvement on the bog standard Yariman with additional traits and an extra Ki feat, obviously this comes with a additional rice cost.
Lastly we have that bog standard Yariman, he is not named and can have a partner as a result of that (dual wound tracks means you can replicate a model and have two!) these guys are useful as there first strike and 0 cost push attack are great at clearing objectives at scoring VPs, very useful in Bushido which is all about objectives.
Last but not least is a group shot of the force making their way down the mean streets of Ryu.
and with Hiro and Hanso as the complete set
This is a great set and would set you up nicely for the smaller sized 35 or 36 rice games, by adding another model such as Matsu you can upgrade to the medium sized warbands of 42 rice. At around £25 each (depending on where you shop) the models come out at about a fiver each, which while that seems expensive (to me anyway) it's actually quite competitive for 32mm metal miniatures (the normal Bushido models are £6.95 and up), additionally there are very few game systems where you can buy a complete faction for less than £30 with the relevant cards and with a FREE to download rulebook plus other downloads.
Thats it for now.
Hope you enjoy