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?
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...
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