These guys have been up on the painting table for the last few weeks. Ever since Salute if I am honest. When last seen, they only had their base coat (I prefer to undercoat in a cream colour for some reason that even I don’t understand fully).
They needed to be finished off so that Coronasan could get a game of Bushido booked with me. He has been asking me for a game for some time. I have been promising that I would sort him out for that game for months.
The base coats were done after the basing was completed. The basing for these guys was not well thought out, or planned in any formal way. I had an idea that I would try planking the bases, but without investing in anything to do it with. So as I had a few offcuts of MDF from my recent building projects I ploughed on regardless of the lack of planning.
The result looked fairly poor but, never one to wait and think things through, I carried on adding even more things to cover up each mistake. Finally some sand covered the last of the gaps and added some secondary texture. I had a plan to paint them as light coloured bases but when I washed the sand with a slightly darker shade they ended up looking like they would need to be edged in black as normal.
The overall effect is passable and I learned something about not giving in to spontaneity too 🙂
So, first up is Tsubaki one of the factions ‘Roses.’ These play the role of a geisha, who in the game itself, appear to be useful for distracting the lesser elements of the opposition stopping them from attacking.
Far less subtle is Manu who is a Sumo bodyguard. These guys are the muscle in the faction. He looks good for combat and also as protection for the leader with his bodyguard skill.
Senpu is a cheap fighter. He looks a solid combatant with only a few skills.
As all factions needs some brains, Harukichi is there to lead from the shadows. His abilities appear to benefit others so is unlikely to be played as a combatant unless his bodyguard is not paying attention.
Lastly we have Wasupu with his crossbow. He is the ranged combatant. Rapid fire and armour piercing skills help him out. I will have to see what his chances to hit are, as he seems quite cheap for his abilities.
So there they are… One starter set done. What next to buy? Maybe I should play them first and see what seems to be missing. I get the feeling I may find the 2 non combatants a bit of a challenge to get working at first. Only time (and a game) will tell!