This is the very last batch of miniatures I painted in 2013 and they make up a more or less complete Ikko-Ikki buntai for Ronin – Skirmish Wargames in the Age of the Samurai.
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):
The entire buntai - all from Perry Miniatures.
These are the leaders The Hanshou (the big boss - on the left) and a Monto Gashira (on the right)
Four Monto (foot soldiers) armed with teppo
Five more Monto with various armour and close combat weapons.
Eight Peasants with a mix of yari and improvised weapons. I also have a few other Perry Miniatures peasants I painted earlier with the "villagers" that I could add in to pad out the ranks.
This Ikko-Ikki Buntai adds up to a little over 200 points - unlike the Bushi or Sohei buntais that would, for the most part, only be able to field one teppo gunner - due to the high point cost of their significantly better troops and thus low number - I could probably field three or four of these in a 150 point buntai. I am curious to see how swarms of totally crap troops do against the considerably smaller but hard-hitting and well armoured Samurai/Ashigaru of a Bushi Buntai. Maybe I’ll get a chance to try them out tomorrow?
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog: