Friday, April 17, 2015
Dances with Samurai - Set Up
Fielded the troops for this scenario based loosely on the final battle scene from "The Last Samurai Movie With Tom Cruise." The Imperial troops have somehow surprised the "rebel" samurai at their fortified village. The samurai (and ashigaru) are in the process of reacting to this by streaming out of the village in clusters. Sparse woods provide a little cover for the samurai from the artillery and Gatling guns atop a small bluff overlooking the village.
Although there are less Imperial troops than samurai, their fire power, notably the artillery and Gatling guns should balance the game. The only missile weapons the samurai have are bows, but their spear armed brethren have two attacks each in close combat. They are also harder to wound (or Damage in Bolt Action terminology) due to their skill and armor.