Tomorrow is mine and Damon "Rulez" Carlton's very first Bushido Tournament. It's being held at the Warboar Store in Bromley (about an hour's drive from my house) and is hosted by Mr Stu - a newly designated "Retainer" (Bushido expert, they have to pass a knowledge test to become one!). This is Mr Stu's second tournament and I'm stupidly excited to be attending, I haven't been to a tournament in well over a decade.
Rulez and I have been "training" for this tournament for the last 8 weeks or so, choosing our factions and the warriors within them, honing our tactics and practising the rules over and over.
I decided pretty early on that I was going to take my Temple of Ro-Kan faction and it was just a case of picking the particular models that suited my style of play and most importantly fit my sense of aesthetic, now this may seem strange to some of the more competitive of you, but I pick most of my models because of the "fluff" and the look of the minis rather than just their combat prowess, I find that this method helps me to get into the game more and is therefore far more enjoyable for me, although I do tend to lose as many as I win as a result.
Rulez has gone with Kaze Kage Zoku ninja faction, this is the first faction that he bought since playing the game (he was using my Prefecture of Ryu models up until recently) and the second painted warband he has produced ever! and I must say he's done a great job of them. He literally decided that he would use KKZ last week, having "ummed and ahhed" over the last couple of months between them and Ryu.
I will post our lists and of course the pictures of the warbands we will be taking up as well as pics from the day and a little write up about the tournament itself following the event.
Wish us luck