Samurai Blades

 The Game

The Game

 

SAMURAI BLADES is a simulation of tactical and hand-to-hand combats set in medieval Japan. The game is fully compatible with the other games of the series, even though from a pure historical standpoint, ninjas and Ronins never met Western Knights.

Box Contents:

> 2 full-color maps, giving a possibility of 10 different terrains;
> Playing pieces in full color;
> 1 rule booklet;
> 2 play sheets for handy reference;
> 1 historical background booklet, with a guide to the playing pieces;
> 1 scenario booklet with suggestions for 8 games;
> 1 20 sided dice.
 

The Maps

2 maps were included with the game: The Temple and The Village


> The Temple

> A2 (60 x 40)
> TIFF - 22.1 Mb
 
>
GIF - 2.1 Mb


>
The Village of the White Dragon

> A2 (60 x 40)
> JPG 300 DPI -
   13.5 Mb
 
>
GIF - 2.5 Mb

The Counters

   
The playing pieces include samurais, ninjas, ashigarus, Monks and peasants. No two characters are alike, each has his own name, costume and combat values, bringing the period faithfully to life. 
Note: Unlike the original game, these counters have adopted the CROISADES format (higher speed for horses, defense armor and direction arrow for horses).


> Mounted
   Samurais

> 10 counters
> TIFF - 3.2 Mb
 
> GIF - 323 Kb
 


> Samurais

> 18 counters
> TIFF - 3.1 Mb
 
> GIF - 350 Kb


> Ninjas

> 5 counters
> TIFF - 1.1 Mb
 
> GIF - 60 Kb


> Ashigarus
   with bow

> 6 counters
> TIFF - 0.7 Mb
 
> GIF - 80 Kb


> Ashigarus
   with yari

> 17 counters
> TIFF - 1.9 Mb
 
> GIF - 195 Kb


> Ashigarus
   with naginata

> 14 counters
> TIFF - 1.4 Mb
 
> GIF - 168 Kb


> Monks

> 11 counters
> TIFF - 1.5 Mb
 
> GIF - 143 Kb


> Peasants

> 6 counters
> TIFF - included with Ninjas
> GIF - 79 Kb


> Miscellaneous

> 4 counters
> TIFF -
 
> GIF - 53 Kb

The Booklets

Download

3 booklets were included with the game: one for the rules, another one for the historical background and the description of playing pieces, and the last one for scenarios.
(Thank you to Anders for providing these PDFs)
PDF
    > Beginners' Guide - 333 Kb
    > Rules - 2.6 Mb
    > Historical Background - 1.2 Mb
    > Scenarios - 4.8 Mb 
    >
Playsheet - 640 Kb