Clan War

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Fantasy battle system set in a fictional Asian world. Player use points to construct an army from one of six available Clans, then also tailor their own decks of Tactical Fate cards. Includes a magic system.

PeriodThe Emerald Empire of Rokugan - the Emperor has been stricken by a strange plague, and the six major clans now contest for supremacy.
Ground Scale Unstated
Time Scale Unstated
Figure Scale Unstated
Miniature ScalesIntended for use with the official 25mm Clan War figures
  • Standard infantry use 1" x 1" bases (one man-sized figure per base, or two smaller figures)
  • Large infantry (i.e., ogres) use 1 5/8" x 1 5/8" bases
  • Cavalry and some monsters use 1 3/16" x 2 3/16" bases
  • Large models (i.e., dragons) use 3" x 5" bases

The publisher sells plastic slottabases in the three smaller sizes.

Contents Boxed set contains:
  • 80-page Rulebook
    rulebook cover
  • 80-page The Clans booklet (army lists)
    The Clans cover
  • reference card
    one side of reference card
  • Painting Guide sheet
    one side of Painting Guide
  • Fifty-eight 25mm Clan War figures, with plastic slottabases
  • Eighty Tactical Fate Cards
    Tactical Card
  • One-hundred-twenty Army Cards
    (also known as Force Cards)
    Personality force cardUnit force card
  • Four 10-sided dice
    four dice

Note: The back of the box mentions that each game includes a "paper ruler." However, we understand that plans for this were dropped at the last minute, and that no copy of the game actually includes this item.

Designer Ken Carpenter (
Publisher First edition published 1998 by Alderac Entertainment Group

Last Updates
4 September 1999links split off
14 August 1999comments split off to new page
6 July 1999paper ruler clarification
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