Warlord Games Previews Pre-Release Models For Test of Honour

By Polar_Bear
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Mar 1st, 2017
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Warlord Games continues taking pre-release orders for Test of Honour over in their webshop. I’m sure some of you have already put your order in. For those that might still be holding out, Warlord has posted up a preview of the pair of exclusive minis you get when you do make a pre-order.

From the preview:

With the pre-orders of our new samurai game Test of Honour rushing in, lets take a look at the bonus models included in the offer.

All pre-orders of the game will be shipped with this lovely model sculpted by Wojtek Flis. This is what most samurai would have worn day-to-day or for travelling – armour was only donned if a battle was expected.

He’ll come with the Unarmoured upgrade card, so you can use him as one of the samurai in your force if you want. (The main rules assume that warriors are armoured so this card makes you more nimble but easier to hurt if you are hit.)

You can nab this beautiful figure if you pre-order the Test of Honour Complete bundle (you’ll get the unarmoured samurai too). Geisha were (and still are) professional entertainers and hostesses who raised their skills and the details of their appearance to an artform.

Their position often meant having trusted access to the courts of wealthy noblemen, giving them ample opportunity to listen in on conversations or glance at secret documents if they were actually loyal to an enemy clan.

Our geisha is poised to betray her master in murderous fashion, hiding a pair of daggers behind her back while pretending her innocence behind her fan.

The model comes with a recruitment card allowing you to replace one of the samurai in your force. Her special rule means that she cannot be attacked until she has made an attack – in effect she masquerades as a friendly bystander until the moment comes to strike!

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  • tchuck

    Would like to know if the miniature and their recruitment cards will be available as general release in the future or if they are pre-order exclusives?

    • BDUB

      If Bolt-Action, Hail Ceasar, or Black Powder are any indicator, I would say no. Typically, a Warlord exclusive miniature is part of a Starter box-set or Army deal and remains so until they run out of them.
      I could be wrong, but I don’t remeber any of them ever being offered seperately.

      • Grimbergen

        Yeah but I think Test of Honor is being sold a little differently where every unit product pack has its stat cards rather than in a single rulebook/faction book. I don’t recall Bolt Action doing that. Not sure about Anatares or K47 but I think they’re the same where the stats are all in the books so exclusives were just minis that could be proxied…but here, the cards/stats may not be available elsewhere…?

        • BDUB

          True, they might sell the Cards as a unit, but I doubt the miniature will be offered seperately.