Warbands: Bushido Miniatures Video Game Up On Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 22nd, 2016

There are various video games out there that draw their influence from various tabletop properties. But most of them don’t actually play like a tabletop game. So what if you’re out, away from your minis, but you want to play a minis game? Most of the time you’d be just out of luck. But with Warbands: Bushido, you could play a miniatures game right on your tablet or smartphone. They’re up on Kickstarter now.

The game is a historical wargame based on the Warring States period in Chinese history (a very fascinating time, if you ever get a chance to look it up. I had an Eastern Civ. class that had a small section on it. Interesting stuff). The game has everything you’d expect from a miniatures game, including dice, figures, a game board, and stat cards for your figures. The game will even track your model’s progress and statistics, letting them level up as you move through a campaign. As for personalizing your models, there’s even that, as you can “paint” your figures, customizing their colors to whatever you want.

As I said, it really is like having a miniatures game right in your pocket.

The campaign’s not quite 1/3 funded with still 14 days left to go.


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  • Lemminkaeinen

    Warring States period of China? I sure hope not what with the name Bushido! And Ronin and Samurai and so on this is very much feudal Japan as opposed to Warring States China. It’s a bit like mixing up Vikings with Romans =P

  • Robert Armstrong

    Sometimes, the Sengoku period in Japan (as it was almost constant warfare between lords, groups and factions) is referred to as their ‘Warring States’ period – so although the first thought many folks would have is ‘Warring States China’, the term is also used in the context Bushido is using it.

  • DB

    As a follow up, this is on Steam early access now, with positive reviews thus far. Roughly $7 US or your regional equivalent. 😉