Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Kosuke

hi all

My love for Bushido, the skirmish game from GCT Studio is well known among those who follow this blog. Despite my lack of mojo over the last few months and the distraction provided by the development of B,S&H, Bushido and the fabulous minis from their range is never too far onto the backburner.  This year at Salute, I hit the GCT stand first (as always!) and although I didn't smash my debit card, I did pick up some awesome models to bolster my factions.  Chief among them was Kosuke...


Kosuke hails from the mainland of the Empire. He fights with all four limbs, strength and skill are indistinguishable between arms and legs, hands and feet. He comes in aid of his fellow monks of the Ro-Kan and the prowess he shows on the battlefield will be well received by those he fights alongside. However his presence has caused disquiet amongst the Masters of the Ro-Kan. What message does Kosuke’s presence herald? 

I think you can probably understand why I wanted this dude!!!  Sculpted by the talented Ban Calvert-Lee of Master Crafted Miniatures, Kosuke is a must have for me and my Temple of Ro-Kan warband. But not only is he an awesome sculpt, this ape can kick ass....



While his melee dice is 3, not bad but not as high as other Monks, Kosuke benefits from armour (1), unusual for Ro-Kan, he's Brave, and can force an opponent to reroll an attack dice with feint. He's gonna attack first due to his first strike ability and cannot be outnumbered easily.  What is best about this King of the Swingers though is his Ki Feats and Unique Effect, allowing him to use both a special attack and special defence, meaning that this mean ape is gonna pound on you and then throw you into the dirt!  I literally cannot wait to get this bad boy on the table...


 And here he is (sorry about my blurry photos)



I stuck to the artwork colours as his orange hair more or less fit my faction colours anyway lol.  The base was made from Das clay and pressed with a roller from Green Stuff World.  Not my best work but seeing as it's my first mini in weeks, I'm fairly pleased.


Kosuke will be a must have in my Ro-Kan warband and he will join what I hope is a relatively useful "Kids & Critters" line up.


L-R back row- Kitsune (human form), The Guardian, Kosuke, Kuma.
middle row - Kitsune (fox form), Koji's macaque, Koji, Master Akari.
front row - Aiko, Koji's macaque


Kosuke will join Kuma and The Guardian as my warband bruisers, big powerhouses who can throw down with most others.  Master Akari and Kitsune are my speedy objective grabbers, darting in to win scenario and gain VPs.  Koji is my scout and with his monkeys can fend off enemies and protect the big guys from being surrounded. Aiko will sit back and use her Ki feats to buff my fighters.

I hope to get them onto the table soon and start working toward some more competitions.

hope you enjoy
dGG



21 comments:

  1. Great to see Bushido back at da Grotto and this is a particularly nice model.

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  2. Nice to see a Bushido post Andy, cracking job on Kosuke, Orangutans are my favourite apes. Your Ro-Kan warband have a great theme running through them and look fantastic in the group shots

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    1. Anthropomorphic monks - cant get any cooler than that! With my gorilla and now an orangutan ive got the great apes covered. I kind wait for the next Bushido faction to be released - the Bear Clan!

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    2. that's cool that's the one my daughters been waiting for

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  3. Oh dear... just when I thought the “Bushido” temptations were over, you produce another corking mini in the range. Wonderful stuff, Andy, great paint-job on a highly detailed, and presumably somewhat fiddly model? As Sir Awdry says, great to see the Baron of Bushido back :-)

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    1. Just 3 pieces tbf but im a little rusty. It has helped with the mojo i must admit. Ive even organised a game tomorrow :)

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  4. Very nice indeed! Always nice to get back to pretty miniatures, has a calming effect on the soul I find.....!

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    1. thanks Jamie. You're absolutely right!

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  5. Most impressive Mr Gobbo Sir !!

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    1. Thank you Phil, appreciate it πŸ˜‰

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  6. Very striking figure and it's fairly obvious why you wanted him (it?).

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    1. I’m gonna go with him? But who knows? Cheers Joe

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  7. You've done a fine job on this figure and your love of "Bushido" still shines brightly.

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    1. Still love the game mate, playing it tomorrow as well πŸ˜€

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  8. Excellent addition to the Ro-Kan warband, which are looking stunning in their group shot btw!
    Strange that I'm reading a post about Kosuke while sitting here wearing my "Monkeyworld" Orang T shirt ;-)

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  9. Very interesting looking mini.

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    1. He is Lee, we’ll see how he (it) plays tomorrow πŸ˜‰

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  10. Monkey love! Well, apes actually...shouldn't use the 'M' word, as that leads to all sorts of trouble. Nice tovsee you back with Bushido, Andy, but where's the king fu pandas? I'm still dying to see these all painted up. πŸ˜‰

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  11. sadly Jez the kung fu Pandas, although they have been purchased are very much on a back burners back burner... too many projects vying for my limited and sometimes flagging mojo.

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