Test of Honour - Ikko Rebel Mob

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This set contains:

  • 3 Ikko Rebels
  • 1 Recruitment Card
  • 1 Trait card
  • 1 Quest card
  • 1 Multi-base

These rebel peasants are armed with a variety of weapons (counting as katanas in a group). The Oppressed Masses trait makes them particularly dangerous against samurai class enemies.

The Ikko-ikki were a rebellious group motivated by religious doctrine. They consisted of peasants, merchants, monks and even low-ranking samurai who all followed a militant sect of Buddhism led by a charismatic priest called Rennyo.

In 1486 the Ikko-ikki staged a violent uprising in Kaga province, overthrowing the governor and taking control for themselves – the first time in Japanese history that commoners had ruled a province.

The movement had thousands of dedicated followers – fanatical Sohei warrior monks as well as simple peasant farmers seeking an escape from their lives of toil and oppression.