February 23, 2012


Bushido Overview

Temple of Ro-Kan
'Temple of Ro-Kan Faction Symbol'

  Bushido is a game of savage battles, of cunning stratagems and last-ditch defences, and where debts of honour are paid in blood. In Bushido, the fate of the world hangs not on armies but on individual heroes, men and women of extraordinary capacity, attuned to the all-permeating life force known as Ki. This force is the very fabric of the universe, and those with the appropriate training or natural talent can tap into this energy source and gain seemingly superhuman powers. In the world of Bushido, the delicate tapestry of Ki – and thus the universe itself –is threatened by the forces of imbalance, and it is up to you to protect it – or help rip it apart. In a game of Bushido, nothing less than the universe itself is at stake. Are you ready for the challenge of the Way of the Warrior?
Bushido is an oriental fantasy tabletop miniature battle game for two players. Each player commands a force of no more than a handful of individuals, represented by 32mm metal miniatures. These forces meet on the battlefield and the commanders (the players, that is) try to outwit, outfight and outlive the opposing force and fulfil their battle objectives while denying the enemy theirs. If you have played tabletop miniature games before, Bushido falls into the ‘skirmish game’ category: all miniatures represent individuals and your force consists of a small group of unique characters rather than a big faceless army. A game of Bushido is fast-moving, flexible and filled with strategizing, counter-strategizing and counter-counter-strategizing. Your tactical acumen is important, but as dice add an element of randomness, so too is your ability to think on your feet. A typical game of Bushido takes between one and two hours to play – more if you are new to the game, less if you are a seasoned veteran.
- Once I read this on the GCT Studios website and looked at the miniatures in the gallery I knew I would be buying some of them to paint before long. Well that was about 3 months back now and due to a seriously busy work load ive only just managed to start painting them. below I present the Gorilla.  He's part of the Temple of Ro-Kan faction.
To my horror I see that the varnish i used has left some spotting on the front of the miniature which ill have to clean up before I use him on the table. Im too lazy to try and retake the photo so you will have to see what the skin blending was meant to look like in the other three photos.

Love to here what you all think. 


The Colour Kiwi said...

The Spotty effect from the Varnish is almost invisible to the eye cant understand why it looks so awful in the photo. Ill update it as soon as i take another pic.

Markovy said...

10 out of 10 banana's from me. Can't say I can see the varnish issue you are seeing...

Kenzie said...

Very nice work.
looking forward to seeing more of your work

The Colour Kiwi said...

Mark if you look at the first picture you will see a pile of little white dots on his chest and arms - those aren't intentional (Although my wife did just suggest that they could be lice!)- Thanks though :) I actually noticed that I haven't actually done his eyes but I think I can live with that - I just want to play a game :)

Kenzie - thanks man. Next up will be the little girl Aiko who seams to be the Gorillas' friend/bodyguard?? Im Looking forward to seeing what you do next for Bushido also - are you planning on getting the big Sumo?

Kenzie said...

well i am away to start some Cult of yurei , and avage wave starter sets. good work on the bushido work so far.