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Warlords of Erehwon: Onna-bugeisha

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Defend hearth and home with the ferocious Onna-bugeisha. These warrior women are trained in martial arts and stand alongside their male counterparts to protect all they hold dear!


From the earliest days of Japanese rule, women were trained in the art of battle, becoming proficient with knives and pole weapons. When communities were short of male fighters, the women would step up to bolster the ranks, using their naginata and tanto to great effect!

Some Onna-bugeisha became legendary figures during the various wars that punctuate Japan’s storied history. One, the Empress Jingu, allegedly conquered the whole of the Korean peninsula without spilling a single drop of blood. Another, Onamihime, became the de facto head of the Nikaido clan and led their armies into battle during the Sengoku period.

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In this set, you’ll get ten fantastic metal miniatures (some of which you may have seen before), which are perfect for either Warlords of Erehwon or Pike & Shotte.

Onna-Bugeisha on the Battlefield


Warrior Unit 
Points Value: 62

Unit: Onna-Bugeisha Ag Acc Str Res Init Co Special
1x Onna Bugeisha leader with naginata 5 5 5 5 7 8 Tough
4 x Onna Bugeisha with naginata 5 5 5 5 7 7


  • Give unit swords @ free per model
  • Give unit spears @ free per model
  • Give unit longbows @4pts per model
  • Give unit light armour @2pts per model increasing Res to 5(6)
  • Give unit medium armour @4pts per model increasing Res to 5(7)
  • Add up to 5 Onna Bugeisha @10pts per model

The Onna-Bugeisha are a solid second-line unit, with a decent variety of equipment, allowing them to be tailored to many different battlefield roles. Armed with bows, they are an excellent way to support your samurai as they lead the charge, or bolster a firing line of handgun armed Ashigaru.

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Tom Mecredy
Tom spends most of his time buying books and painting miniatures. He enjoys putting animals on the bases of his miniatures and half-finishing side projects. Some say that he lives in a tower on top of some windswept northern hill with his wife and cow-patterned cat, Spaghetti.