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