Wednesday, January 13, 2016

General Ronglu's Imperial Chinese Army

Gulwalgiya Ronglu is a Manchu statesman and general of the Chinese Imperial Army. Born into the powerful Gulwalgiya clan of the Plain White Banner in the Eight Banners, he is also a cousin to the the Empress Dowager Cixi. He has served in a number of important positions in the Imperial Court and was most recently the commander in charge of military security of the Forbidden City.  He is a force to be reckoned with in the world of In Her Majesty's Name.

General Ronglu has begun to build the first modern infantry military force of the Manchu Empire. As a favorite of the Dowager Empress, he has access to modern technology and other exotic resources. Ronglu is not sympathetic toward the Boxers as he feels it is not time to move against the Western Powers. He is not on good relations with the leader of the Black Dragon Tong, the Dragon Lady, but cooperates with her so as not to antagonize the Dowager Empress. Though appearing to be "hefty" Ronglu is a master of armed and unarmed combat and is dedicated to free China from the influences of the foreign devils.

Pluck: 3+
Fighting Value: +3
Shooting Value: +2
Speed: 0
Points: 76
Talents: Leader +2, Martial Artist, Inspirational, Fanatic
Basic Equipment: SRC Breastplate, pistol, sword, magnetic-static-shield

Yang Wei is a Chinese engineering scientist most famous for the invention of China's first arc generator and arc weapons. Yang is a world pioneer in the research fields of fracture mechanics, arc meso-mechanics, mechatronic reliability and has published a series books based on his research.

Pluck: 5+
Fighting Value: +0
Shooting Value: +2
Speed: 0
Points: 40
Talents: Engineer, Tough
Basic Equipment: Lined coat, arc generator, arc rifle, pistol and 3 grenades

Sun Kai is General Ronglu's loyal bodyguard and strong man - plus he likes grenades.

Pluck: 4+
Fighting Value: +2
Shooting Value: +2
Talents: Tough, Strongman, Numb
Basic Equipment: Military rifle, pistol, grenade

Yu Niu is the best swordsman of her province and many claim she may be the best in China. She is a former Shaolin nun and while at her temple, she developed a style that is extremely efficient and ideally suited to smaller fighters having less strength.

Pluck: 3+
Fighting Value: +4
Shooting Value: +0
Speed: +2
Points: 60
Talents: Martial Artist, Lightning Draw (Fighting)
Mystical Powers: Levitate, Dragon Wings, Harden (or can substitute for 20 points of Mystical Powers)
Basic Equipment: Sword, pistol

What would an army be without soldiers? Well trained and disciplined, they are the elite of the Chinese Imperial Army.

Pluck: 5+
Fighting Value: +1
Shooting Value: +1
Speed: +1
Points: 20
Talents: Bayonet Drill

Basic Equipment: Lined coat, military rifle, bayonet

Pluck: 4+
Fighting Value: +3
Shooting Value: +3
Speed: +1
Points: 31
Talents: Leadership +1, Tough
Basic Equipment: Brigadine, Mauser machine pistol (carbine), sword

Of course he has a yeti!

Pluck: 3+
Fighting Value: +5
Shooting Value: +0
Speed: +0
Talents: Terrifying, Beserker
Basic Equipment: Thick fur (equivalent to brigandine), Talons (equivalent to fighting knife)

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful looking characters, Neil. The rules have a good following here; in fact I think someone is hosting a game at a Game Day this Saturday up in Seattle.