An army of Ronin mercenaries at your side may be the difference between victory and defeat, if you have the coin to secure their loyalty.
The player who wins Hire Ronin may choose to add their Ronin tokens to their forces in the Province. For each Ronin token they have in reserve, they gain +1 Force to determine the outcome of the Battle. Keep in mind that these Ronin tokens are not spent when they are used in this way, and all of them will be available to be hired again in a following Battle.
If a player with no Ronin tokens wins Hire Ronin, they don’t get to add any Force to their figures. However, they deprived other players from adding any Ronin tokens they may have to their forces.