Confrontation introduced the idea (to me anyway) of combat dice and allocation of either in attack or defense. You would roll for initiative to determine who placed their dice first. You would put them on top side of the card for attack and bottom side of the card for defense. Any roll of 1 were failures and any 6's meant you got another dice to roll which could be a 6 and so on. You added up the total and added to the appropriate stat to see the result.
The factions were diverse and included "the Ways of the Light", "the Meanders of Darkness" and "the Paths of Destiny" which included an oriental inspired faction called the "Goblins of No-Dan-Kar" (the link the got me from Bushido to Confrontation).
Some examples of the No-Dan-Kar (not my pictures)
What a shame Rackham went under, it was such a awesome game. I might have to try and organize a game as I still have all my Confrontation models and the cards.( I'm a collector , not a hoarder...)