yet another of my emerging Ito Clan for your pleasure ;-P
This time with have Kahime Ito....
Orochi found Kaihime a worthy recipient of her gifts and bestowed upon this deadly samurai archer the means to carry out her will. Her keen eye and swift arm sew dead across the battlefield. Her arrows find their way through even the toughest Minimoto armour and if the cold Ito steel doesn’t finish her unlucky targets, Orochi’s blood soon devourers them from inside, leaving those praying for a swift end.
At a hefty 9 rice, she's quite expensive but totally worth it, even following the nerfing of ranged rules in Bushido. With boostable 3MS and 3RS she can fight or fire, although she shines at range. Being hebi she comes with the extra speed and "light footed" traits as well as "steady" and very importantly "blood of orochi" - poisoned arrows anyone? With "Quick load" and "precision strike" she can whip out a volley of armour piercing poisoned arrows to boot! To top it off she has armour (2), 8 wounds and "martial prowess" allowing her to reroll and attack or defence dice in melee. she really has got lots to offer for that price tag. She definitely becomes an auto-include. The recent errata means that multiple shots in Bushido attract negative penalties following the first shot, making the quick reload less viable but I still think its totally worth it and Kahime will be my go to ranged fighter in this faction.
paint wise, I found her face a little difficult to get right but I've stuck to my theme colours and the colouration of her "hebi-portions" so I won't reiterate them here. Needless to say I'm pleased with the results. Added to that another lovely base from "Debris of War's" broken flagstone range and job is a good'un.