Well my first Bushido tournament turned out a total bust. Somewhat gutting, and I'm quite annoyed at the player base for it, but I can't force people to play. That's a day and a half wasted, and fuel to get to Stirling and back. Not to mention asking Steve at Common Ground Games to open early so we'd be able to start at 11am promptly. I don't mind wasting my time, but wasting someone else's time really galls me.
So... the next tournament is on the 17th of May, at Highlander Games in Dundee. I'm not sure what the numbers in Dundee are, but I would expect about 8-10 players total, which isn't bad for a game that's just starting to get its feet up here. If there's more I'll be pleasantly surprised. I do need to sort out my quick reference sheets, as I discovered a typo, but I think everything else I sorted out for today can be reused for the Dundee tournament. I'm trying to sort out some extra goodies for the top 3 places with the extra time too.
Wave 16 is now available for pre-order, and I've ordered Yatsumata for the Ito Clan, and another Itsunagi. I'm really unhappy with how my Itsunagi turned out, and now that I've done more painting in the last six months than I did before my first Itsunagi, I think I can do a lot better. I just noticed Yatsumata is listed as a 40mm base model... so it's smaller than it was in playtest (I think). I wonder what else has changed... I'm certainly going to push it up the painting schedule and try it out in place of Kenzo.
I'm going to push to get more painting done this week, I'm falling further and further behind with the Ito Clan models, so it's time to churn out 2-3 at a minimum to prevent unpainted models creeping into my lists. First up will be Hitoshi since he's in just about all my lists (as I can't have a 3rd Temple Bushi and I don't want to use Akimoto), followed by Satoshi since the poor samurai has been languishing away not even close to painted for so long. After that we'll see where my fancy takes me, but I hope to get the faction fully painted by the end of the month if all goes well.
Wednesday/Friday/Saturday: Hitoshi + Satoshi
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: Kaihime + Yatsumata
Saturday/Sunday: Yatsumata (if not finished) + Jade Mamba Guard
Monday Wednesday/Friday: Masunagi + Yukio