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The first piece of concept art for Bushido's Wave 20. As well a brand new way to redeem your Silvermoons.
Takashi Akio is a legendary sensei of the finest sword Gakko in Ryu. The majority of the Takashi line has learning under his excellent tutelage. Now in the twilight years of his life and with the need for all able body warriors to answer Hida’s call, Akio has put down his Bokken and stepped forward to offer his life in service to his lord. Still a fearsome warrior but the real advantage he offers any fighting force is his expert knowledge of combat. His ability to instruct the samurai around him with either a point to a chink in a seemingly impenetrable suit of armour to a swift reminder of the techniques he taught them on the dust training ring of the Gakko, he is another strong commander to join the Prefecture of Ryu’s ranks.
Kurouma Tenbatsu is a broken and twisted man. The Kurouma line was cut over a century ago, only a small and insignificant clan during their short existence and Tenbatsu is all that remains of the clan formerly based in Eastern Jwar. The last son of the samurai clan is hardly even human although what he is, is up for debate. Some say that the colossus of a man is a twisted soul, torn between this world and Jikoku for his sins, some that the man is dead and that the cursed swords he is forever bound to carry constantly fight for control of him, others that he has sold his soul for eternal life and is simply a man too far down his dark path to ever come back. What is known is that he is welcomed and feared equally by his allies for he is inhumanely strong and savage, this damned warrior strikes fear into the hearts of all those who dare to stand against his murderous rampage.
We have a massive update this week, two brand new concepts, a competition for players to design a special card and win silver moons and also the first answers to our 'Ask GCT Studios...' section, where players again can win Silvermoons.
As part of the video interview coverage with the UK Gaming Media Network I was lucky to talk to Toby Nathan from GCT Studios about their 32mm oriental skirmish game Bushido.
Here are the next two concepts for Wave 19. We also have a new feature called 'Ask GCT Studios...' providing players the opportunity to get the answers to any questions they may have as well as the chance to win some Silvermoons. On that note we have also announced the winners of our recent Facebook and Twitter competitions.
Wave 18 is now on general release as well as Oda & Tautola (pictured). The legendary Jumo sensei, and current Oyabun of the Iron Fist gumi, Oda is small only in stature, for everything else about this no nonsense boss is anything but. Oda likes nothing more than to drill and sculpt his famous Buto into pure weapons of mass and muscle. His physique might prevent him from demonstrating his extensive knowledge of the art of Jumo but he is a skilled and quick teacher, barking instructions and jabbing directions with his ornate fan, swiftly turning even the amateur into a competent wrestler and a warrior into a master. Tautola is never far from his diminutive master, either stepping forward to clear his path through the streets of Jima and saddling his famous platform, allowing his sensei a better vantage point from which to command his men. Keenly aware of danger and quickly removing threats with a crushingly accurate and brutal blow from his tetsubo, Tautola is the bite to Oda’s bark.
We also have brand new art for Wave 19!
The demon of legend, Waku, the collector of souls, has returned. His power is only matched by his cruelty. His life force sustained by draining and claiming the lives of the living who appear on Jikoku’s list, an evil artefact that is said to be the source of his power suggesting that Waku is merely the avatar of an even greater threat. Conjecture aside this Yokai shugenja is without question a powerful weapon in Yurei’s arsenal. Broken followers of Yurei throw themselves in the path of kill strokes aimed at Waku in a mindless devotion to their dark master. With a point of a twisted finger and the muttering of a few ancient pernicious words Waku’s enemies burst into flames, wreathed in an eerie green glow as they crumple and die in agony. Waku simply vanishes in a dense fog searching for the next victim to complete their death sentence.
We are happy to show off the final for Hisao, the upcoming model for the Temple of Ro-Kan.
We also have a brand new wallpaper to beautify your desktop available for free download.
Also our entries are in for our painting competition. We have some fantastic paint jobs to have a look at and vote for your favourite.
It’s unclear if this huge snake is a priestess of Orochi warped by the Kami into its image or simply a monster from the jungles of Shimagamo. In battle Yatsumata moves with frightening speed and direction as if guided by an unseen hand. In combat each head can deliver a muscle wasting venom through foot long fangs as hard as iron, downing even the toughest warriors as they are reduced to a whimpering mess. Two heads leave the unholy beast with few natural blind spots, adding to its already strong survivability and resilience gifted by its speed and thick scales.
Here at GCT Studios we are delighted to be rolling out the 'Silvermoon Rewards System' This will allow players to accrue 'Silvermoons' at GCT sanctioned tournaments, in 'The Dojo' and other events. These can be redeemed against a whole host of rewards including cool exclusive items such as alternative art cards, helping design a model or even being taken out for dinner by the team at an event we attend.
SmogCon is in full swing and Bushido is being played aplenty. Those lucky enough to attend got an exclusive peak at some upcoming models including the monstrous Yusamata. Also check out his concept art and that of Saki, Rose of Jima.
For centuries the Temple and the people of the Ro-Kan have lived in symbiotic harmony and for centuries the secrets of the Kami and the mountain have passed between these two allies. Misao, like all village elders, has for decades made the decisions for his village and acted as apothecary using the secrets handed down from elder to elder. His special mix of herbs found on the mountain when burned in his censers clears those of ailments, clears the mind or soul. The peasants in his village follow his every word without question and although physically weak his strength lies in the wise words he draws upon to inspire those around him to great feats of combat prowess in the defence of their lands and peers.
A terrible and furious oni, Yusha the vindictive is a master of controlling, focusing and unleashing the destructive ferocity of those unlucky enough to find themselves under his lash. Whether it’s the vicious lion like Kaihei, blood maddened slaves or a gaggle of Bakemono eager to prove themselves to this hulking master. Yusha’s command of the Kaihei comes from his position amongst them as the undisputed pride alpha, his own feral nature allowing him to easily assume dominance over a pride and drive them to almost breaking point, through rage and frequent strings of the lash.