35gc hire cost 15gc upkeep Ronin are masterless Samurai. Many seek employment as bodyguards and soldiers. Others may pursue the paths of the Bounty Hunter or Assassin. They would not commonly be
encountered outside of Nippon, but the wanderings of the wave-man may occasionally lead him to Mordheim. May be Hired:
Any human warband may hire a Ronin. This does not include Possessed or other warbands with monsters available. Rating:
A Ronin increases the warband's rating by 18 points plus one
for each experience point he has. Profile:
M4 WS3 BS4 S3 T3 W1 I4 A1 Ld7 Equipment:
Lamellar Armour, Helmet, Daishō, Longbow. Skills:
A Ronin may choose from Combat, Strength and Speed skills when he gains a new skill. In addition, there are several skills unique to Ronin as detailed below, which he can choose instead of normal skills. Note that these are not possessed at the start! Special Rules: The Daishō
: The paired Katana and Wakizashi is the symbol of the Nipponese warrior class. Because of his expert training the Ronin can wield a Katana with a Wakizashi in the Duo-wielding Daishō style.Katana
Range: Close Combat Strength: As user 1 Special rules: Two-handed, Parry
Two-handed: A model armed with a katana may not use a shield, buckler or additional weapon in close combat. However it gets an additional 1 armour save bonus against ranged attacks if it carries a shield.
Parry: Katanas, despite their great size, can be used for parrying like a sword. When his opponent rolls to hit, the model armed with a katana may roll a D6. If the score is greater than the highest to hit score of his opponent, the model has parried the blow, and that attack is discarded. A model may not parry attacks made with double or more its own Strength – they are simply too powerful to be stopped.Wakizashi:
Designed for one-hand use, the Wakizashi is treated as a normal sword. It has the Parry
The Samurai will never charge a knocked down or stunned enemy if there is another model that is closer that is on their feet.Special Skills: Kenshi:
Trained in one of the prestigious fencing schools of Nippon,
the warrior is a master of the sword. When using a Katana or Wakizashi he may parry blows if he rolls equal to or higher than his opponent's roll. Additionally, if he is using both swords in the daishō
at once he is allowed to parry two attacks instead of the normal maximum of one. (Note this is a basically the Dwarf skill "Master of Blades" restricted to these weapons) Iaijutsu:
The warrior has mastered the skill of drawing and striking with the sword in one fluid motion. He strikes first in the first round of a combat, regardless of initiative, when using a Katana or Wakizashi. Spears will still strike first as normal. If two warriors with Iaijutsu fight each other, use the normal rules to determine who strikes first. Kiai:
The warrior has learned to focus his inner Ki to let out a terrifying shout that can demoralize opponents and fortify his own courage. When he charges an enemy, he causes fear
for that round. In addition, he causes a critical hit if he rolls a 5 or 6 to hit instead of just a 6 during the turn in which he charged. Kyujutsu:
The warrior has mastered the technique of firing a bow without aiming. The warrior senses his target, mentally becoming the arrow before
letting it fly. He may use his Initiative in place of his BS when
firing a longbow."Jujutsu:
The warrior has studied the art of Nipponese wrestling. If he chooses to attack bare-handed he can attempt to grapple and throw his opponent. If he hits, he and his opponent roll 1D6 and add their Strength. If his roll is better than his opponent's, that opponent is automatically knocked down, as well as any other result from the bare handed attack. The Mighty Blow skill can be used in conjunction with this skill to add a 1 bonus to the warrior's strength.
This is based on Ronin Hired Sword i found over at
by Mark "rinku" Dewis
As this was made Pre BtB is there something i missed?
i raised the cost & upkeep & gave it gear.
Was wondering how balanced you all think it is?
I am looking at having a Daishō wielding Ronin Samurai
here the model that im using