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    Mike Headden
    Mike Headden
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    Having been somewhat taken with the “Ninja All Stars” chibi ninja figures, but daunted by the price, I was pleased to find they are now available for a more reasonable “couple of quid a figure” and not the fifteen to forty quid each I’d seen when I first looked.

    Plan was to paint a few of the … err … mountain I seem to have acquired and play a game a few days ago.

    Well life, as it has a habit of doing, got in the way of both the planned game and painting.

    However, a new game with figures only undercoated took place a couple of evenings ago.

    A tussle between a handful of “Ninja All Star” chibi ninja from the Fire and Water shrines, using onepagerules Warstuff 2.1.0 rules on a roughly 3′ x 3′ playing area.

    The new battlefield

    One of the two army lists

    The opposing forces – I’m sure you can work out which is which ๐Ÿ™‚

    Turn 1 saw some manouevering and an ineffective exchange of fire.

    Turn Two – and first blood. A Water Shrine Yajiri kills a Fire Shrine kaiken

    …. and is promptly cut down by the Fire Shrine madoushi!
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    Archers trade shots to no effect and the Fire Shrine chunin heads to the bridge intent on closing with the enemy

    Turn 3 – The Fire Shrine chunin charges a Water Shrine kaiken with no damage taken on either side. The other Water Shrine kaiken rushes to the aid of the first and is cut down by the chunin’s riposte.

    The Water Shrine chunin charges into the melee but his blade is turned by his opponent’s armour; the Fire Shrine chunin’s riposte is a “deadly blow” so no armour save is possible. A 1 would have driven the Water Shrine leader back 1″, a 2 or 3 and he would have been stunned but a 4 was enough to kill him.

    Turn 4 – The Water Shrine pass their rout test. In the melee blow and counter blow fail to land, but the Fire Shrine madoushi claims another victim.
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    Game End – games only last 4 turns so the Water Shrine kaiken lives to take the sorry tale back to the shrine … and, yup, I was the Water Shrine …. doh!

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

    #124108
    Mike
    Mike
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    That is all so cool, from the figures to the shrines and the bridge and the trees!
    Aces!

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    Thomaston
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    Nice to see someone using Warstuff too.
    I like those minis. Are the skrine and bridge from the same manufacturer?

    Tired is enough.

    #124176

    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    What an appealing looking game! Thank you for posting!

    #124359
    Wouter Wolput
    Wouter Wolput
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    Love the chibi look of the models and the terrain. The game seems to have a lot of potential.

    #124386
    Mike Headden
    Mike Headden
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    Thanks for the kind words, folks!

    They were from Arcane Scenery but I’m pretty sure the bridge and Torii gate are 20mm Sarissa items. Sarissa also do similar 28mm versions.

    The trees are from China via EBay – a bag of 20 for 7.99 iirc.

    The four small stone lanterns flanking the bridge and the guardian statue are from Mastercrafted, who do a number of other neat bits of Japanese scenery – from koi carp to a zen garden.

    I have some plastic bamboo coming from China too.

     

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