“The way of Bushido. This is about doing the right thing or making the right decision, not because it’s easy, but because it’s ethically and morally correct. No matter the outcome or result, one does not lose face if tempering proper justice.”
The Six Samurai are about honor and sacrifice. They follow the way of the warrior.
1. Gi: the right decision, taken with equanimity, the right attitude, the truth.
2. Yu: bravery tinged with heroism.
3. Jin: universal love, benevolence toward mankind; compassion.
4. Rei: right action—a most essential quality, courtesy.
5. Makoto: utter sincerity; truthfulness.
ó. Melyo: honor and glory.
7. Chugo: devotion, loyalty.
Some of my favorite Six Samurai alternate art. I love the way they capture the eyes.
“Fūrinkazan” refers to Takeda Shingen’s battle standard; ”Move as swift as a wind, stay as silent as forest, attack as fierce as fire, undefeatable defense like a mountain.”
In Sun Tzu’s The Art of War the quotes:
Chapter 7, passage 13: Let your rapidity be that of the wind, your compactness that of the forest.
Chapter 7, passage 14: In raiding and plundering be like fire, be immovable like a mountain.
can be used as a guide to building the Six Samurai deck. One must always keep a low number for speed and always have control to execute a massive attack for the win. This is the battle standard I have used for my deck for years and it has never once failed me. Also always respect the passage
“So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss. If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose.If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself.”
You must study what cards can hurt you and you must know how and when they will be used against you. Knowing your own weakness can be a great strength through your play style and knowing your opponents strength can help you create the weakness that crushes them in the end.
For A Six Samurai player this is always the style the deck should take. Strength in numbers is always your advantage and controlling your opponents field is paramount to your success. Speed will always give samurai’s power and card advantage wins games a lot more then you might believe. Either way if you play Six Samurai’s at least once take some time to read “The Art of War”. A great book in my opinion.