Warbands: Bushido Miniatures Video Game Up On Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 22nd, 2016
Warbands Bushido

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. 😉