Clan Yamazaru

Clan Yamazaru is a clan expansion for Ninja All-Stars which contains enough miniatures to build a complete Yamazaru-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 Yamazaru are powerful, yet playful warriors that employ a diverse array of weapons and tactics in their quest for the Moon Throne. Capable of enduring great feats of strength, Clan Yamazaru are resilient, nimble and composed, much like the great earth they champion. This earth affinity clan is an enticing option for lovers of practical jokes, fierce monkey warriors, and burying their enemies in the dust of the defeat!

Highlights:

  • Introduces Two New Unit Types
  • 14 Fully Assembled Models
  • Enduring Earth Theme

Product Information:

  • NJD Code: NJD010500
  • Studio: Soda Pop Miniatures
  • Game: Ninja All-Stars
  • MSRP: $36.95
  • Materials: Plastic
  • Packaging: Box
  • Release Date: May 2016

Contents:

  • 1 Yamazaru Chunin
  • 4 Yamazaru Kaiken
  • 2 Yamazaru Yajiri
  • 2 Yamazaru Oni
  • 2 Yamazaru Kunoichi
  • 2 Yamazaru Madoushi
  • 1 Son Goku Hero
  • 1 Clan Yamazaru Reference Card
  • 1 Son Goku Reference Card

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At the farthest northern point of the island, as the lush bamboo forests give way to the craggy pines and low mountains of the O-Kage, snowdrifts and granite boulders break up the greenery in the heights of the mountains. Fierce and hardy people make their homes here, the winding mountain paths are dotted with stone carved shrines, and snow topped Tori gates, terrible storms wreak havoc on the northern realms, making it quite inhospitable to all but the most stoic of man and beast. Stone hearths billow smoke into the dusky sky from the heavy timbered village huts. These smoke columns are the scant evidence of civilization to be found amongst the cold stone and trees of the wintery landscape. These are the lands of the Yamazaru clan.

The Yamazaru are hardy, fierce, spiritual, and good natured people. While most of them value stoicism and aestheticism, necessary traits to survive in the harsh mountainous environs they favor, there is also a very playful side to them. They gleefully play pranks on one another and any outsider that braves the mountains to visit or trade with them, and are highly curious about new things.

The Yamazaru believe that material possessions are merely shiny amusements. While possessions may be pleasant and enjoyable to look at, true value is in relationships with others—family and friends—as well as having a rich spiritual life. Connecting with their majestic but rugged surroundings without all of the normal distractions of a more cosmopolitan life is what drew the Yamazaru to the mountains.

Yamazaru warriors are capable of feats of toughness unmatched by the other clans. They face extreme ordeals in their training: standing still as a statue for days, swimming without breathing, traveling without rest, punching trees without bleeding, and carrying massive stones without bending. The Yamazaru endure much to discipline their bodies and free their minds so they might perceive the great wisdom of the elements.

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That thing is huge! Look at the size of those fangs. Oh, this is going to be fun!

Son Goku was born with the aspect of the monkey. His high spirits and care-free attitude are matched only by his skill, agility, and growing wanderlust. Few yearn to win the Moonlight Tournament more than Son Goku, for no other reason than the chance to travel abroad. Kagejima is simply too small to contain him.

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.