Bushido is an oriental fantasy tabletop miniature battle game for two players. Each player commands a force of no more than a handful of individuals, represented by 32mm metal miniatures. These forces meet on the battlefield and the players try to outwit, outfight and outlive the opposing force and fulfil their battle objectives while denying the enemy theirs.
If you have played tabletop miniature games before, Bushido falls into the ‘skirmish game’ category: all miniatures represent individuals and your force consists of a small group of unique characters rather than a large faceless army. A game of Bushido is fast-moving, flexible and filled with strategizing, counter-strategizing and counter-counter-strategizing. Your tactical acumen is important, but as dice add an element of randomness, so too is your ability to think on your feet. A typical game of Bushido takes between one and two hours to play – more if you are new to the game, less if you are a seasoned veteran.
In the world of Bushido, there are many factions fighting for supremacy. Some of these forces are committed to keeping the delicate balance of the Ki forces permeating the universe, whereas other forces wish to upset and even destroy the Ki balance of the universe in order to achieve their own nefarious purposes. Whilst others bide their time, waiting for the opportunity to strike. In any given battle, a Bushido player takes on the part of one of these factions.
Bushido is a game of savage battles, of cunning stratagems and last-ditch defences, and where debts of honour are paid in blood.
In Bushido, the fate of the world hangs not on armies but on individual heroes, people of extraordinary capacity, attuned to the all-permeating life force known as Ki. This force is the fabric of the Bushido universe, and those with the appropriate training or natural talent can tap into this energy source and gain seemingly superhuman powers. In the world of Bushido, the delicate tapestry of Ki – and thus the universe itself – is threatened by the forces of imbalance, and it is up to you to protect it – or help rip it apart.
In a game of Bushido, nothing less than the fate of the universe is at stake. Are you ready for the challenge of the Way of the Warrior?