RONIN
Skirmish Wargaming in the Age of the Samurai
HOLD THE BRIDGE A Ronin Scenario
Above. A Bushi Buntai and Koryu Buntai both approach the peaceful bridge.
Below. Hatamoto samurai with naginata and heavy armour, leader of the Attackers, with ashigaru with yari and medium armour crosses the river.
 Craig Woodfield
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Terrain – Use a playing area that is 36” square. A river or  stream (3-6” wide) runs right through the centre of the  board, that is crossed by a bridge more or less in the  centre of the board. Randomly determine which direction  is downstream. Each player places on piece of terrain on  either side of the river, at least 6” from the river’s edge.  Moving across the river – The river/stream is difficult  terrain. Roll a d6 for each model entering the river. On a  roll of a 6, that model is swept downstream 2d6” and gain  a Stunned Counter, then roll for drowning as per the rules  on page 11. A model that is at least partially in the river  fighting a model not in the river suffers a -1 initiative  penalty. Weather – roll a d6 – on a roll of 5 or 6, roll again on the  weather table. Otherwise, the weather will have no effect  on the game.  Time of day – roll a d6. On a 6, roll again on the Time of  Day table. Otherwise the engagement takes place during  daylight hours.  Deployment – The Defender chooses which side of the  table the Attacker starts from and then places all of his  figures anywhere on the table.  Starting the game – The Attacker’s models move onto  the table anywhere along the edge indicated by the  defender.  
SCENARIO DESCRIPTION In this scenario one player tries keep his opponent on  one side of a river. This scenario requires a bridge, such  as the excellent one available from 4Ground.  SCENARIO RULES Forces – Roll to see who is the attacker and who is the  defender – highest chooses. The Attacker gets 20%  more points that the Defender (so if the Defender has  150 points the Attacker has 180 points).
A Bushi Buntai and Koryu Buntai both approach the peaceful bridge. Hatamoto samurai with naginata and heavy armour, leader of the Attackers, with ashigaru with yari and medium armour crosses the river.