Risen Sun Faction dice, featuring high quality engraved and painted detailing. Attack dice see faction specific design and defence dice celebrate the Risen Sun. Packs contain 6 Attack dice and 6 Defence dice.
Released on Jan. 1, 2022
The discovery of an ancient temple dedicated to the Snake God, Orochi, has set the Ito on a course of rebellion against the ruling Takashi Clan and their allies. At home on the jungle island of Izu, they practice honeyed words, laced with poisonous flattery, while plotting the downfall of their enemies. Imbued with the serpentine skills of speed, venom and cunning, the Ito Clan are a coiled snake around the throats of their enemies, squeezing ever tighter. Renowned for their duplicity and untrustworthiness, it would be unwise to turn your back on the Ito Clan as you’ll never know when they may strike, but strike they will.
Box contains five miniatures supplied with 30mm bases and eleven full colour cards.
This pack contains 20 special cards to customise your Bushido Warband:
Ito Itsunagi is the eldest of the heirs to the Ito clan. His training has been second to none and his skill at arms is quite astounding. A brutal and coldblooded killer, his only downfall is his arrogance, mocking opponents with his lack of armour.
Blister contains one miniature, 30mm base and full colour profile card.
Orochi found Kaihime a worthy recipient of her gifts and bestowed upon this deadly samurai archer the means to carry out her will. Her keen eye and swift arm sew dead across the battlefield. Her arrows find their way through even the toughest Minimoto armour and if the cold Ito steel doesn’t finish her unlucky targets, Orochi’s blood soon devourers them from inside, leaving those praying for a swift end.
Brave, strong and incredibly mobile Kenzo is the perfect soldier. Orochi’s touch has improved Kenzo’s ability to take the fight to the opponent and he does so with no care for his own safety. He strikes fast and more often than not he strikes first.
Blister contains one miniature, 40mm base and full colour profile card.
Important: this model is included in the Faction Starter Set and the Two-player Starter Set.
Blister contains one miniature supplied with a 30mm base and full colour profile card.
Little is known of Itsunagi Ito’s enforcer. The “Red Death” as he is known in Okyo, named so for the mask that never leaves his face. Some whisper that Orochi’s gift has warped and distorted his face. What is clear is that his mind is definitely twisted. The apparent satisfaction he makes from cleaving his foes in half, or the calmness in battle reflects the actions of one who is teetering close to madness. Rumours and conjecture aside what is undisputable is that Masunagi Ito is a fearsome and brutal warrior on the field of battle.
Another daughter of the Ito clan succumbed to the temptation of Orochi’s Blessing. Once a beautiful child of the Ito, with many a samurai lord interested in claiming her hand for a son. That was all before she started the visions that led her to her one and only partner, for now she is wed to Orochi. The Blessing awakening a deep power within her, granting her the power to grant minor gifts to fellow believers to conduct Orochi’s bidding. Her gaze able to bend the minds of even the most resolute to her own ends or freeze them in place until they might serve a purpose for this deadly and beautiful Shugenja of the Ito.
The Ito source their serpents from the jungles of the island they inhabit, Izu. Having heard the call to serve their Kami these servants are an incredibly useful resource for the Ito. Individually they can be useful but when combined in larger numbers they can quickly outnumber and tire stronger opponents leaving them vulnerable to the companions’ attacks. Certain Ito have trained to work with the serpents and have developed useful techniques to stop the enemies of their clan.
Blister contains three miniatures, 30mm bases and full colour profile card.
Ashigaru are the mainstay of the houses of Jwar, making up the bulk of all the major and minor clans’ military forces. As one would expect they personify the teachings and martial practices of their lords. The Bear are strong and tough, the Dragon, drilled and brave and the Snake cowardly but cunning. Using their numbers to their advantage when fighting as a unit they are a formidable foe.
Blister contains three miniatures, 30mm bases and full colour profile cards.
Kazuhiko has taken the first steps to joining the followers of Orochi and he will do whatever it takes to prove his devotion. He gives his all to support those touched by Orochi and ensure their safety.
Important: this model is included in the Faction Starter Set.
Naoko was one of the first to be blessed by Orochi when he was stirred from his slumber by the actions of Itsunagi. No one is sure where the transformation will take her next, but her size and the blinding venom she spits terrifies the hardiest of opponents.
The ashigaru in the Okyo garrisons are massing in preparation for the battles to come. Whether armed with the Okyo naginata, a slightly smaller version of the standard weapon due to the confines of the terrain, or the Ito short bow they are ready to combat the enemies of the snake. The versatile archers make excellent skirmishers, lightly passing through the densest undergrowth before raining death upon the enemy with cold Izu steel.
Orochi’s gift presents differently in all her worthy followers, it might be a reflection of an individual’s persona or of Orochi’s intentions for them, subtly crafting the recipient into a tool in the service of their god. If Saburo were a tool it would be a scalpel, fashioned of Minimoto steel. This cool and calm servant of the Ito was once a temple bushi, and as all who demonstrate their devotion was chosen to receive the gift. The physical training that is integral to the training of the Orochi temple bushi was only further enhanced after his transformation into a hebimiman. Now the frightening warrior of the Ito emerges from the shadows to dispatch the enemies of the Ito, disappearing just as fast leaving his foes shocked and with no target for retaliation.
A priestess of Orochi, she has dedicated her life to the snake kami and has been favoured by beginning the transformation. With the merest of looks Sakura can corrupt a man, turning the blood running through his veins into poison.
He is beast of a man revered by the Ito ashigaru for his size and strength. Some jokingly claim he must have been stolen from the Minimoto, but never within earshot of Satoshi. His sheer determination have seen him survive where others would submit.
The strength of sisterhood found in the Shisai of Orochi is not like the standard bonds found in faith. The Shisai of Orochi are spiritually and mentally stronger in the presence of their sisters. Few in the Jwar Isles can challenge the will of two let alone three of these fervent believers in Orochi’s power. Satsuki like the other Shisai lets Orochi’s will flow through her, becoming a channel with which Orochi can strike down its enemies. Those who stand against the Ito shisai fall crumpled to ground, wracked in agony as Orochi’s poison destroys their bodies from the inside, Satsuki’s presence accelerating the process to terrifying speeds, leaving only the faithful to walk in Orochi’s lands.
The island of Izu is one of the less habitable places in the whole of the Jwar Isles, bestowed upon the Ito as a slight by the Eagle clan to make it clear to all, including their subordinate clan, who rules. A broken landscape with little arable land for farming, brimming with danger and hazard from the hostile terrain or its inhabitants, beasts unique to the island fill its dense jungles. Beautiful as they are exotic, with colourings to make the royal gardens seem dull in comparison. Amongst the many reptiles lurking in the shadows of the canopy the Shimogama vipers are some of the largest and deadliest. Five foot of muscle, harnessed by great feathery wings enables the snake’s great power and movement, striking without warning and disappearing just as fast. These ancient predators of the jungle are drawn to the service of their mother in times of war.
Blister contains two miniatures, 30mm bases and full colour profile card.