Introduction from the Battle Guide
"Fuelled by your previous fight, tensions between your two clans has worsened resulting in a larger battle.
Reports arrive of many dead on both sides, and worse still, both heroes have family members still missing.
You hurry to the scene of the battle to search for your loved ones only to discover more of the hated enemy picking over the bodies...."
Reach the wounded soldiers before the enemy and search for your family member.
Five objective markers (I'm using casualty markers) are placed at least 6" away from each other and at least 12" from the edge of the playing area to represent just some of the dead and wounded lying on the battlefield.
For the losing side, there is still no sign of their missing relative.
Once again, I've had a bit of prep work to do before I could play the game - the recruitment limit has increased to 18 points so I needed a few more minis painting and basing, and I wanted to substitute casualty markers for the supplied 'objective tokens', so they needed assembling and painting as well.
The map shows two of the supplied two dimensional buildings 'flipped' to their destroyed side, and as tempted as I was to scratchbuild a couple of burned out buildings, I just went with a pair of the recently constructed Minka.
Takeda, left to right, bowman, 3 spearmen, Wise Samurai, Samurai Hero, bowman, 2 spearmen.
The ashigaru on the Mori right flank did their best to try and engage the enemy and keep them on this side of the field,
At this point, Yoshihito spotted his foe on the other side of the fence,
Meanwhile, the Mori bowmen were still managing to 'pin' the Takeda troops by forcing them to evade their arrows and the spearmen pressed the advantage....
This was yet another thoroughly enjoyable game to play, with the action coming thick and fast throughout.
Murayama Tanjiro has failed his Taisho yet again, but Yoshihara Suzu retiring from the enemy ashigaru puts him in no position to criticize the leader of the buntai, and the Takeda will be looking for revenge in the next scenario!
I hope you've enjoyed the write up despite some of the photo's being a bit dodgy - my fault as I found myself 'snatching' shots as quickly as possible so that I could continue the gameplay!
As ever your comments and queries are more than welcome, and I hope you come back for the next installment when Tanjiro will attempt to prevent Yoshihito getting home with his injured relative.