Ronin : Skirmish Wargames in the Age of the Samurai Paperback / softback
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 / softback
- Pages: 64 pages, 31 col 4 b/w
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 08/08/2013
- Category: Role-playing, war games & fantasy sports
- ISBN: 9781780968469