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Flowers are cherry blossoms, people are warriors - the story of warriors in board games

2018-10-19
Japanese samurai culture has a very long history and is an important part of Japanese local culture. Today, in many movies, games and animation works, we can all see the shadow of the samurai. In the beginning, the samurai was only a force tool for the struggle between the owners of the manor, and as the samurai's own power was strong, they gradually became the upstart of Japanese society. Unlike many people imagine, samurai is not only an accessory of the nobility, but a new class, and it also has a certain status and power in society.

A Japanese needs to receive rigorous training from an early age, and in the adulthood, he will sweat and blood on the battlefield in order to obtain glory and merits (plus the qualification of self-defeating). Influenced by the Tianchao in the same period, the samurai culture has a taste of "scholar", that is, the person who said that "the sorcerer died for the confidant", loyal and elegant, righteousness is greater than life, shameful of injustice - yes, This feeling!

In the Tokugawa Shogunate period, in order to consolidate the rule of the Tokugawa family, a large-scale implementation of the samurai moral model, which is what we call the Bushido spirit, developed into a prototype of the military spirit, and it is not here. The spirit of Bushido is devoted to loyalty, loyalty to the Lord, and there are many interesting rules. For example, the enemy asks for a name to answer loudly, and if he participates in a private fight, he will be sentenced to death. For example, in the Ako incident, the Asakusa warrior revenged for the master, and forty-seven warriors rushed into the Jiliang family, took the other party's first class and offered it to the master's grave, and came back to hear the judgment. The shogunate believed that the warriors of Jiliang’s family could not protect the masters, and all those who did not fight to death were timid, and all went to cut the abdomen. However, he was hesitant to face the judgment of the 47th Warriors, and even wanted to forgive. Although they still ruled that they cut their abdomen, the reason is that the forgiveness will tarnish the reputation of the shogunate and the samurai. From the above, we can see how much the "Bao" is valued in the Bushido spirit.
There is an old saying in Japan: "Flower は桜木 人は武士" (the most beautiful cherry blossoms in the flowers, the most outstanding warriors in the crowd). Simply understand that "Lv Bu, Ma Zhong Red Rabbit" is just fine. It can be seen that the level of the samurai is similar to that of the Western knights, and they are all relatively elite troops. From the perspective of personal physique, force level and tactical literacy, they are far superior to those who have been caught from the crop fields...so we often see their individual soldiers, squads, and assembled wars in various works. Out of good combat power.
The samurai sword worn by their waists is also known as the outstanding work of the cold weapon period. Until now, Japan has retained many samurai swords hundreds of years ago and is well maintained. To this day, the Japanese samurai sword is still part of Japanese culture, and there are still many craftsmen and craftsmen who make samurai swords. For example, they have katana and wakizashi at their waists, and they are good at naginata and yari.
But in a sense, the samurai's so-called "glorious battle" is a bit stupid, but the two sides stand face to face and slash each other's head. At this point, the ninja can be more pragmatic than them. It is glory to complete the task, and the means is not important!

In a large number of film and television culture and game works, everyone can appreciate the characteristics of the samurai we just said. However, with the impact of foreign culture and the influence of Japan's development and reform and war, the samurai class was greatly affected, and eventually withered by the times.
However, although the samurai has died out, their spirit and influence have long been circulated in Japan, and they have become the leading force in the export of Japanese foreign culture. There are also quite a few game works with Japanese samurai as the selling point. We will pick a few representative ones. Come chat~
Since it is our board game, of course, let’s talk about the warriors in the board game. Of course, the first slogan is Wolf's new work, "The Rising Sun Wars." This board game, which combines Japanese mythology and Bushido, has received wide acclaim in the near future. The game map uses Japanese maps directly, and there are many elements such as kimonos and sea monsters with strong Japanese style. This book shows a total of five different families, namely Koi, potted plants, oysters, stone turtles and Qinglian family plus an expansion pack family. In terms of clothing, the five families have chosen the armored costumes that are biased in wartime. In the weekdays, they will also wear feathers, hangs, shackles and other clothing. The game is also characterized by the fact that the power of each family is no longer a simple small square, but a refined model that shows warriors, big names, monks, monsters, etc.