Clan Tanchyo is a clan expansion for Ninja All-Stars which contains enough miniatures to build a complete Tanchyo-themed team. Clan boxes feature dynamic and unique sculpts for players’ favorite teams. They also introduce two powerful new troop types to players’ existing collections: large-sized Oni and a fearsome clan Hero.
Clan Tanchyo are the agile, almost ethereal warriors of the great forests of Kagejima. Masters of air, Clan Tanchyo favor bows and arrows to launch powerful, precise ranged attacks that rain down on all who stand in their way. This air affinity clan is an alluring option for archers who employ the bow with artistry, powerful avian warriors, and the clamor and calm that only the wind can bring.
- Introduces Two New Unit Types
- 14 Fully Assembled Models
- Agile Air Theme
- NJD Code: NJD010600
- Studio: Soda Pop Miniatures
- Game: Ninja All-Stars
- MSRP: $36.95
- Materials: Plastic
- Packaging: Box
- Release Date: May 2016
- 1 Tanchyo Chunin
- 4 Tanchyo Kaiken
- 2 Tanchyo Yajiri
- 2 Tanchyo Oni
- 2 Tanchyo Kunoichi
- 2 Tanchyo Madoushi
- 1 Zenyo Ryu Hero
- 1 Clan Tanchyo Reference Card
- 1 Zenyo Ryu Reference Card
Traveling north from the Moon Palace, leads to vast expanses of whispering woods and bamboo forests. The winding paths within the woods are guarded by silent sentinels, spirits connected to the oldest trees that touch the sky, draped in bound cord and hung with tamagushi as offerings to the kami. The villages of the people here are not found on the forest floor, but amongst the heights of the trees, with interconnecting walkways, secret entrances, and the ever circling birds that are the eyes and messengers of its people. These are the lands of the Tanchyo clan.
The Tanchyo can seem aloof and distant. As though, by living among the tree canopy of the great forests, they have lost touch with the ground and are above its concerns and problems. The Tanchyo have close ties to the many spirits of the air and earth that they share the great forests with. They view it as their sacred duty to defend the deep forest from the encroachment of human culture, keeping it pristine for the enrichment of later generations. Even those who deal regularly with the Tanchyo rarely glimpse the Tanchyo’s great tree villages. The exact number and location of these amazing feats of woodworking are a jealously guarded secret.
The great canopy cities are not the only amazing items crafted by the Tanchyo. Their longbows are finest in the Kingdom of the Moon, and their ingenious climbing gear allows them to move through the canopy as though they were born to it. While every clan in Kagejima is familiar with the use of the bow, the Tanchyo elevate its use to mastery—even artistry. Tanchyo warriors favor the bow over all other weapons, and every child learns to draw a bow as soon as they are able. Every man, woman, and child is trained and ready to take up a bow and rain death upon any threat to clan or forest.
Don’t run, little rabbit. You’ll only die tired.
Few practitioners of archery are are so renown as the woman called Zenyo Ryu. She has learned to build customized ammunition, employing crescent arrowheads for cutting rope, whistling noisemakers to signal her friends or soldiers, and long, narrow points she calls fangs for piercing armor.
Running won’t save you, little man. I can fly!
Karura is unusual among even his rare, adventurous clansmen, for he feels a greater kinship with the Tanchyo’s cousins—the eagles—than with any human he has met. His contraption of snares, wires, pulleys, and hooks, allows him to fly between trees, cliffs, and rooftops with all the grace and speed of his beloved avian cousins.
Aspiring leaders and skilled fighters within the clan are called upon to lead their own team of ninja at the Moonlight Tournament as Chunin. This is an incredible honor, and the trials to come will not only test a Chunin’s leadership and skills, but their spirit as well.
Kaiken are the backbone of the clans. To be a Kaiken is not to be relegated to a basic or low role. Kaiken are masters of the art of stealth, the sword, the shuriken. As their experience grows they learn to tap the elemental magic of Kagejima, unlocking potent abilities to rival even the great Heroes.
Yajiri specialize in attacking from afar. Their black shafted arrows renowned for striking with deadly accuracy. While the bow is utilized throughout all the clans, many have developed their own unique forms of ranged warfare. No matter the form it takes, a yajiri’s value to their clan cannot be underestimated.
Kunoichi are specialized female fighters and scouts for the clans, and put particular emphasis on speed and agility. Kunoichi focus on key mission objectives such as scouting targets and carrying vital missives. When combat is unavoidable, they eliminate targets with a hail of deadly shuriken or kunai.
All clans possess the mystics known as Madoushi. In some clans they are revered as sages, alchemists and healers. Other clans regard them as witches and tolerate them with barely concealed mistrust and fear. Whether they are revered or reviled, all Madoushi are able to harness the powers native to the lands of their clan.
Oni and man first met as enemies, but soon developed a grudging respect, the oni for their size and strength, and men for their technology and tenacity. Many oni, however fickle, will join a team to honor agreements, to demonstrate their strength, or just for the fun of it.