Ronin : Skirmish Wargames in the Age of the Samurai Paperback
Illustrated by Jose Daniel Cabrera Pena
Part of the Osprey Wargames series
Set in an age of feuding samurai, wandering swordsmen and fearless warrior monks, Ronin is a skirmish wargame that captures the flavour and excitement of such Akira Kurosawa films as Seven Samurai and Yojimbo.
Whether they prefer the loyal samurai retainers of a feudal lord or a horde of desperate bandits, players choose from one of several factions and build forces to battle for dominance and survival in 16th-century Japan.
They may also recruit swords-for-hire to supplement their forces - masterless ronin, martial arts masters and secretive ninja will lend their skills to any commander who can afford them.
A full points system, incorporating a wide range of equipment and skills, allows for detailed customisation of characters, while scenarios and a campaign system permit them to gain experience and develop over time.
The fast-paced rules simulate the cut and thrust of hand-to-hand combat and require the player to make tactical decisions in the middle of a fight, immersing them in an era of war.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 64 pages, 5 b/w; 25 col
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 08/08/2013
- Category: Role-playing, war games & fantasy sports
- ISBN: 9781780968469