Last night saw our second Samurai game in the Wargamorium and again the Ronin rules provided a very satisfactory game. We had four players each with their own Buntai which were randomly drawn from a pack of cards. This meant that each players had a totally different command of different warrior types each with their own unique blend of strengths, weakness, advantages and disadvantages so nothing was predictable.
The scenario had all four Buntai entering from four different corners of the table each looking for treasure discs in the village. The player who exited with the most discs gained the most points but in fact some of the discs were actually dummies known only to the Umpire. As each Buntai wanted the treasure for themselves clashes were inevitable. There were no allies and all opponents were your enemies.
The Umpire not only supplied all of the beautifully painted figures but also the custom made scenery and the playing aids and markers. The organisation was truly excellent and left the players free to play the game rather than having to constantly thumb through the rules. Top marks to the Umpire!
The game went on much longer than expected as the fighting was so intense that no one player was willing to call it a day until eventually the clock and the Umpire called a halt and the winner was decided by calculation.
Overall an excellent and memorable game and one which we intend to play again in the future.
Some of the many photographs below.