Sunday, August 12, 2018

Japanese huts for 3mm Samurai

I picked up some Pico Terrain Wooden Huts (pkgs of 6 pcs) made by Oddzial Osmy Terrain from Pico Armor to go with some of the terrain I'm prepping for my first scenario.  These are nice and I'll probably use them with some of the Viet Nam stuff too.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Latest clan off the painting table

I finished up my fourth clan and am pretty pleased with this one.  I might even add a few more stands to it.  I bought some huts from Pico Armor and am working on them to get a game going soon.  I have about 30 painted stands made up of four separate clans. 

I want to make some single mounted Samurai units and bodyguards and a few Yari in different color schemes I like to represent really small clans and use up the figures I have.  Them I plan on just gaming with that for awhile and check this period off my bucket list.

The newest clan completed

I've been looking for rules on personal combat and have lots of ideas but haven't landed on what I like.  I found some reference to them in the Chrysanthemum Throne rules set.  According to some research that had pretty much died out by the late 16th century anyway but I really want it to add some flavor to the game.  I'm trying to search for some ancients rules that might have it covered.  Maybe I'll pull out the old DBA book and see what's in there.

I'm also upgrading my phone so I can start getting some decent pictures of this 3mm stuff.

Teppo Ashigaru with mounted and foot Samurai

Yari Ashigaru

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Fourth clan on the painting desk

I was ready to do one more big clan before taking a break but as I was picking out my remaining clans and color schemes I decided to prime a few more stands and split the remaining figs into at least two more clans.

This is my "Buckeye" clan.  Grey with Red trim and Gen metal helmets,  I did one prototype stand and love these guys. 

Clan "Buckeye"

Clan of daimyo Oda Nobunaga completed

Finished my third and largest clan. This is the clan of Oda Nobunaga 1534 – 1582, a powerful daimyō in the late 16th century.

This clan has three Yari Ashigaru stands, one Yari Samurai stand, one mounted Samurai stand, two Teppo Ashigaru and one Yumi Ashigaru stand.  This clan also has a General stand which has the field curtains around the General.  That was fun to put together. 

I also ordered some huts from Pico Armor so I can add some little Japanese villages to my terrain.  I'm hoping to play test this in the coming weeks before I finish painting what's left.  I'm still struggling with the effectiveness of mounted Samurai as I've read quite a few people who claim only small mountain ponies were available for the most part. I need to decide how to treat the Yari.  Pike like or more spear like. Or even as glaves.  I also want to add personal combat rules.

The new clan

Yumi Ashigaru in front of Teppo and Yari.

Yari Ashigaru 

The General in the field.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Third clan on the painting desk - Clan of daimyo Oda Nobunaga

My third and largest clan is taking shape and just about complete.  I have one more large clan to complete which should give me about 15 stands per side to start gaming with.

This is the clan of Oda Nobunaga 1534 – 1582, a powerful daimyō in the late 16th century who attempted to unify Japan during the late Sengoku period.  He successfully gained control over most of Honshu. Nobunaga is regarded as one of three unifiers of Japan along with his retainers Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Ashiagru stand of Ona Nobunaga's clan
The rest of the clan in progress

Friday, June 8, 2018

Finished The Red Devils of li Naomasa Daimyo

Finished my second clan.  Both are small.  The next two will be larger. These represent the Red Devils of li Naomasa. There are two stands or Samurai spear and one Ashigaru.  I mixed the bow and arquebusers in one stand and will have to go figure out how I'm doing the fire factors on that.

"Red Devils" of li Naomasa

Combined bow and Arquebus

The Daimyo

Sunday, June 3, 2018

3mm Samurai Second Clan in progress

I really wanted to do the red devils of li Naomasa next.  Here is the prototype Ashigaru stand in progress.