“Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”
~ Sun Tzu, The Art of War ~
The Emperor is weak, challenged by the might of the Shogun. The Clan lords align themselves with one side or the other, taking advantage of the turmoil to settle old grudges and seize new territory. Their loyal samurai, consummate warriors trained in the art of the blade, must do their bidding without question.
Test of Honour is a skirmish-level wargame where players select their force based around a samurai hero along with one or two loyal companions and a variety of clan soldiers.
The six battle scenarios included tell a tale of bitter clan rivalry, betrayal, and revenge. Battles are swift and bloody as players alternate acting with one of their warriors – moving and fighting to achieve the objective of the scenario, whether that be cutting down the enemy, defending an outpost, or finding and protecting a spy.
As you play through the scenarios, your samurai will use new skills, and perhaps even take the shameful path of deceit and trickery to gain victory – such choices are the ultimate test of honour.