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Bushido: New Dawn - Game Rules

Bushido: New Dawn - Game RulesDamage Roll: Is a roll on the Wound Chart. Dice; Rolls in Bushido use Six sided dice (referred to as a D6), a D3 (D6 with the results 1-2 = 1, 3-4 = 2, 5-6= 3) or a D2 (D6 with the results 1-3 = 1, 4-6 = 2). When halving a result, always round down. Enemy; Models in an opponents Warband. Facing: The Facing of a model is determined by the direction the model is facing. Players should clearly mark Facing on the models base, using a dot or arrow. Friendly: Warband. Models in a players Volume: Models occupy a Volume covering their base size and extending to a height dependant on its Size; oTiny = 1cm oSmall = 2 cm oMedium = 3.5 cm oLarge = 5 cm oHuge = 7.5 cmFor example see the Temple of Ro-Kan models below; Hotaru and Riku have differeng heights but for game purposes drawing LoS etc. they would have the same volume as they are both Medium sized models.

Getting ready for BushidoFor a game of Bushido, each player will need; A copy of these rules. A set of Bushido miniatures to represent their Warband. A tape measure. A bunch of six-sided dice (D6) in two different colours, about six of one colour, six of another. The examples in these rules use white dice to signify Attack dice and black dice to signify Defence dice. A number of coins, chips, counters or dice to track a models Ki Tokens. Plastic card sleeves and a dry wipe marker. For the game, you will also need: The play area is a 2 foot by 2 foot area. Though commonly you need a bit more space than this to accommodate dice, cards, snacks, drinks, etc. Six pieces of terrain, these can be varied in size but should not be larger than 6 x 6 and the total amount of space the terrain pieces take up shouldnt exceed half the board.

Warband: A players Warband consists of owned and controlled models. Zone of Control: In Bushido, every model has a Zone of Control (abbreviated to ZoC) extending 1 to any point within its LoS. Models ignore Friendly models ZoC when moving but once a model enters an Enemy models ZoC it may only move directly towards that model, or directly away, until it leaves the ZoC. Models in BtB with Enemy models have no ZoC.

Initiative: The model with the Initiative checks its Attack dice first in Melee Exchanges and declares the use of Ki Boosts/ Feats and Special Attacks or Defences second. The Active model usually has the Initiative. Line of Sight: A model can draw Line of Sight (abbreviated to LoS) up to 90 degrees either side of its Facing point (see Facing). LoS is determined by drawing an imaginary line from the centre of a models base to any point or Volume another model occupies (See Volume). Measuring Distances: oDistances in Bushido are measured in inches. oDistances can only be measured after an action or game effect is declared. If a model is unable to complete the declared action due to having insufficient movement or range then the action is still considered spent and any costs paid. oDistance is measured from the edge of a models base. Size: Unless a models Size is stated as a trait it is calculated based on its base size; o30mm = Medium o40mm = Medium o50mm = Large Target: A model must be able to draw LoS to another model to Target it. A model may always Target itself.

Bushido Game terms and ConceptsActive Model: The current model that is resolving its action. Active Player: The player who is controlling the Active model. Base to Base: A model is in Base to Base (abbreviated to BtB) with another model if; its base is touching the base of that model. Cover: A model is considered in Cover if the Active model cannot draw LoS to the entire models Volume.

Riku Temple of Ro-Kan

Hotaru Temple of Ro-Kan



Bushido: New Dawn - Game Rules

Bushido: New Dawn - Game Rulessmaller number is the maximum number of Ki Tokens it can have on its Profile card at any one time.

The Profile CardsModels in Bushido are represented by a profile card. The profile cards contain all the information that will be used in a game specific to that model(s). You also use the profile card to keep track of the wounds sustained by your model(s), Ki Tokens and game effects. Below, you will see a sample profile card followed by a list of what the terms and the symbols on the card mean;

9.Unique effect:Any special rules that apply to this model.

4. Wounds Track:The amount of wounds a model can sustain before it is removed from the table.

10.Rice Cost:The cost in rice to recruit this model into your Warband. Models with Su are Summoned models that enter play during the game through a Ki Feat or Effect and cannot be purchased when creating your Warband. Models with Sp are models with a special rule which will be explained on its Profile card and cannot be purchased when creating your Warband.

5. Traits:Each model has a number of traits that describe how it behaves in the game and whether it has any special advantages or disadvantages

1. Name:The name of the individual that the model represents.

6. Ki Feats:Ki Feat available to the model including its name and cost full description of the Ki Feats effects are on the reverse.

2. Type:The Type affects some game effects.

3. Statistics:The number is the models base Statistic value. Some models also have a number of Ki icons above the base value. This is the statistics Ki Boost cost; this is the cost in Ki Tokens to increase the base Statistic by one for the duration of a single Target or Opposed Test. A player may increase a statistic multiple times, as long as there are Ki Tokens available to do so (See Ki Feats).

7. Weapons grid:Most models in Bushido are armed in some way. There are two categories of weapons: Melee and Ranged Attack. a. Designates the weapon as either Melee or Ranged Attack. i. For Ranged Weapons includes the weapons Range bands. The first number is short range, the second medium range and the last number Long range. b. Strength: The weapons strength modifier to any Damage Rolls made by this weapon (Sp) indicates a special effect and consults the models Unique Effects for further instructions. A indicates no modifier to the Damage Roll. c. Any Special available to the model. Attacks/Defences

Wraith Cult of Yurei

a.MS: Melee Skill.This is the number of dice the model uses when resolving an Opposed Melee Test.

b.RAS: Ranged Attack Skill.This is the number of dice the model uses when resolving a Ranged Attack Action.

c. Move:The distance the model can move in inches.

8. Faction symbol:This symbol tells you what Bushido game faction the model belongs to. Your force can only consist of models that belong to the same faction.

d. Ki:The first number tells you the amount of Ki Tokens this model generates during the Starting Phase and the number of dice it uses for Opposed and Target Ki Tests. The second



Bushido: New Dawn - Game Rules

Bushido: New Dawn - Game RulesDuring the End Phase remove all Condition markers. change its facing after the movement. Simple Scenario Action: A model may not be in BtB with an Enemy model, or in an Enemies ZoC. See the specific Scenario for the effect. It may neither move nor change facing during this action. Stand up: The model removes its Prone marker and may freely change its Facing. If Standing Up brings the model into BtB with an Enemy model resolve a Melee exchange after removing the Prone State. Wait: The model does nothing. Walk: The model may move up to its Move statistic in any direction and change its Facing at the end of the move. Changing Facing is considered a move, even if the model remains in the space place. A model performing a Walk action may not move into an Enemys ZoC or move into BtB with an Enemy model. the Targeted Enemy model, if it would pass through another Enemy models ZoC its move stops at the ZoC, however if whilst in the Target models ZoC you would enter another Enemy models ZoC then you may ignore that models ZoC if moving directly towards the Targeted model. If it does not have enough move to bring the model in BtB with its Target its action ends. If however this move brings the model into BtB contact with the Target Enemy model a Melee exchange is resolved, for this Melee exchange the model gains a +2 to the first Damage roll of the Melee exchange. Ki feat: The model may attempt to perform a Complex Ki feat listed on its profile card. Some Ki Feats can be combined with a Walk action (see Ki Feats) Focus: The model gains a number of Ki tokens equal to its Ki Statistic. It may neither move nor change facing during this action. Complex Scenario Action: A model may not be in BtB with an Enemy model, or in an Enemies ZoC. See the specific Scenario for the effect. It may neither move nor change facing during this action.

Taking Actions and ConditionModels in Bushido perform actions to affect the game. The actions a model can take depend on its Condition and whether its in BtB with an Enemy model, models in BtB with an Enemy model may only declare; Melee, Disengage or Ki Feats useable in BtB. The Active Player chooses which model they are activating (the Active Model) and what action the model will take, the model must declare a Simple or Complex action if able.

Simple ActionsDisengage: The model resolves a Melee exchange. It must however roll more dice in Defence than in Attack. If the model successfully defends then after the Melee is resolved it may then Walk its Move statistic, it may not enter into BtB with an Enemy model with this move. Ki Feat: The model may attempt to perform a Simple Ki Feat listed on its Profile card. Some Ki Feats can be combined with a Walk action (see Ki Feats) Melee: The model must Target an Enemy model, LoS is not required. It must then attempt to enter BtB with tha