Played last night at my local club against a new player Ben. He had his brand new Temple starter and I took the Savage Wave
Scenario- Idols, 35 Rice
Temple of Ro-Kan
Master Ekusa 12
Yumi and Itchiro moved to combat the bakemono around the centre idol and a fair ammount of damage was caused by both sides with Yumi taking out Fe, but the Wave managing to turn that idol as well. Ekusa tried to contemplate Zuba but the winds of serenity had obviously not washed over him again this turn. Zuba devastatingly charged Atsuko and in a major case of overkill, took him out.
Turn 4 - VP- 0/1
Zuba after his completed mushing of Atsuko goes Beserk and moves round the woods towards the rear of the Temple forces grouped around the centre idol. Li used From the Darkness again and popped up by the woods on the right, just to the rear of Ekusa and out of LOS. A short range shot with his bow, even with reduced stregth saw a couple of wounds being placed on the Temples master. Ekusa turned the central idol neutral whilst Ka and Po and Wu all attempted to attack Kenko and Yumi. The resulting melee ended with Kenko and Yumi left on most of their wounds and all the Bakemono had been despatched!
Turn 5 - VP - 1/1
With Zuba still Beserk, he charges into the rear of Ekusa, surprising the old man and not only crushing the meditating Monk but smashing the Tortoise as well. Li runs to the idol on the right and turns it for the Wave and Yumi does the same on the left for the Temple. Kenko and Jic by some twist of fate fight to a stalemate in the centre leaving the idol neutral.
Turn 6 -VP - 1/2
Zuba shakes of his Beserk, The Temple win the tactical roll even with Zuba using Future sight. Kenko manages to take out Jic and is then engaged by Zuba, fortunately his strength seems to have left him after losing Beserk and Kenko is still standing. Yumi charges into Zuba but can do little damage. Li the pops up from the darkness and manages to turn the centre idol giving the Wave a 2-1 win.
As this was Ben's first game of Bushido and my experience with the Temple is lacking, the managing of Ki and using of feats by them was a bit lack luster. Mainly Kenko used his Fists of Iron and Ekusa tried Contemplating Zuba. The Peasants didnt really do much either and we both forgot bodyguard.
For the Wave, Zuba mainly used his future sight and he went and stayed Beserk alot as I forgot to remove Ki during the end phase *doh* not that it really mattered as I wanted to charge into the rear of Ekusa!
The Bakemonos started off really well, hording themselves and summoning up more. although after losing a few, with the Ki diminishing I was then really banking on them to hold up in combat. Yeh right 1 die CP with 1 die for small!!
Overall a really close game and even though time was taken looking up and clarifying feats and rules for Ben, it flowed quite quickly.