- 05/01/2020 at 20:08 #128988
More horse and musket with not a horse or musket in sight.
In November 1867, members of the Shogunate police force the Shinsengumi ambushed 7 of their own members who had decided to leave the group on the streets of Kyoto. I thought this would make a good, if rather one-sided, Test of Honour game. Buildings were all made for the Sengoku period, so no Edo-era pan-tiled roofs. Figures are by Bac Ninh for the Shinsengumi and Perry (and one Kensei) for the other samurai.
Background and more information here: https://adcgaming.wordpress.com/2020/01/05/the-aburanokoji-incident/06/01/2020 at 12:53 #129040MikeKeymaster06/01/2020 at 15:53 #129048
Under half an hour I would think. It was really just a way to try out various ways of making Test of Honour less ‘cinematic’ for playing more historical scenarios.06/01/2020 at 16:31 #129052Darkest Star GamesParticipant
Sounds like that was quite a quick game, and pretty definitive. I just love your figures and buildings, everything just looks fantastic.
I have long been looking for a good samurai/ronin game, something quick but also with a bit of crunch/chrome (but not too much of course). How do you feel ToH stands up to some of the others out there?
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."06/01/2020 at 17:35 #129060
I really like ToH, but that’s because of the game mechanics rather than it being a samurai set. I’d take out most of the samurai cliches personally, so I think I’d have used the rules if they’d been a medieval set or whatever.
We played some of the other sets last year but I personally didn’t get on with them much, again that’s really down to preference of game mechanics.
You can get a lot more out of ToH by going beyond the cards a bit. For example, all the bandits have low courage but high wits, whereas all the monks have low wits and high courage. But you could just use a monk card in a bandit group to have a stupid but more stoic bandit, so you can create a warband with different characters.
I wrote a thing with some thoughts about ToH here:
https://tenkafubu608971038.wordpress.com/2019/08/26/test-of-honour/06/01/2020 at 20:58 #129073Darkest Star GamesParticipant
Thanks for the write-up. Might have to give it a go.
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