Last night we had our first Samurai skirmish game using the Daisho rules. As this was our first attempt we kept it small and manageable with only 5 figures a side on a 3 x 3 table. Our umpire was well read on the rules and knew a lot about Japanese warfare of the period. He also supplied the most magnificent figures and even though the game was small we got a whole evening’s entertainment.
The experience was most enjoyable and my first time to play such a low level game. Every figure has lots of characteristics and skills which can be advantageous or disadvantageous depending upon the situation. The game is very dice dependent but ideal for a few players rather than large scale games and will definitely be added to our list of regular games in the future.
Ninjas approaching the village – we did not have any Japanese scenery so European medieval houses had to be used instead.
The Ronin archers reduce the odds