Test of Honor: Bandits and Brigands

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Bandits and Brigands assault in murky, lantern-lit night. Test of Honor’s new expansion is revealed.

via Warlord Games

Kojirō leads a gang of bandits and brigands with a reputation for robbing travellers in sudden, vicious attacks. His lack of mercy has earned him the nickname ‘Oni’ – the Demon.

Bandits and Brigands are the first completely new set of models for Test of Honour – 7 exquisite sculpts by Giorgio Bassani (based on character designs by Jake Roddis), presented with 18 unique cards to use them as a new faction in the game!

Bandits and Brigands – $44.00


Kojirō’s has the ability to take Coin cards from samurai he cuts down, and make use of those cards for the rest of the battle. Combine that with other skill cards like Rotten to the Core, Ambush and Mob Tactics, and you have a dangerous bunch of thieves!

You can also grab a blister pack of 3 Bandits if you want to create a bigger force.

Bandits and Brigands Swordsmen – $16.00

Rules Expansion Booklet

Also in the box is a rules expansion booklet Darkness & Deceit, which is packed with exciting new material for the game.

Expanded Terrain Rules

Get more out of your battlefield with rules for climbing, leaping (and falling!), entering buildings and fighting from defended positions. We know lots of you have made some stunning Japanese terrain and this gives you the chance to make full use of it!

New Scenario Rules

We’ve added rules for night-time battles – keep your enemies at a distance and they’ll have a hard time spotting you through the darkness unless you’ve strayed too close to a lantern!

There are also rules for unaware enemies, for battles in which one side is launching a surprise attack and the other is initially clueless about the danger. This allows you to sneak around, trying to take down outlying foes without alerting the others… But if an unaware warrior spots a dead body or overhears the commotion of an attack, they’ll soon become suspicious and realise what’s happening!

New Scenarios

There are three new scenarios – Sudden Attack, Ambush in the Dark and Undercover Raid – which utilise the new Darkness and Unaware rules. These battles are perfect to try out the less honourable behaviour of the warriors in this set.

You’ll need at least three kits to get enough hats for everyone, but it seems worth it.

  • af

    Don’t know if I’m interested in the ruleset itself, but those minis sure look cool! I really like them. All too often “Samurai” miniatures feature strong fantasy elements, which means they cannot be used for “chanbara”-themed games. But these look just right! I love that they are bandits and wanderers, too.

  • Been meaning to pick up the boxed set and some expansions. Good reminder.

  • BrassWitch

    That scenery looks nice. Might pick it up for a diorama or something like that at some point.

    • I’m pretty impressed with how strongly they represent the theme through scenery, even if it is quite expensive. That lantern/ruler set is especially awesome for its simplicity.