Monday, January 6, 2014

Peasants and Samurai and Ronin (and Orks!?)


I finished these up a week or so back - and submitted them to the Painting Challenge - but when I went looking for them to refer back to in a post I'm working on now, I couldn't find them.... So I either totally forgot to post them or somehow inadvertently deleted them!? I'm guessing the former - as the post didn't look finished in the document where I usually draft these things... I wonder if I counted them toward the annual totals - maybe that's why I was feeling a bit behind the last few days!? So I MAY have painted 1017 28mm figures last year...?

A few more items for my various Ronin – Skirmish Wargames in the Age of the Samurai Buntai.

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):


Some peasants armed with sharpened bamboo/improvised spears from Black Hat Miniatures. I had it in mind that I’d use these for a Peasant Buntai… I think, ultimately, I’d need a whole bunch more to field a Peasant Buntai…


Their backsides.

I could pad out the Peasant Buntai with some hired Ronin – unfortunately to have seven of them I’d need to have about 20+ peasants.

For a 150 point Buntai – which is what we’ve been using lately and will use for the 10th Annual Wargaming Birthday Bash/Winter Wargaming Weekend in Feburary - I’d need about 6-12 peasants –depending on whether I classed those “spears” as “Yumi” (spears) or “improvised Weapons”


Some Samurai with nodachi (great sword) from Black Hat Miniatures. They could just as easily be used as “ronin” – in fact I’d planned on using some of these (and the ones below) as ronin to pad out a possible Peasant Buntai.

Their backsides.


More Samurai with yuni (bow) – also from Black Hat Miniatures.


Their backsides.


STILL more Samurai Black Hat Miniatures


Their backsides.


A sole Samurai from AEG painted in Lion Clan Colours.




These two are ones that I really did paint recently - and, I think, the only things I've painted since the New Year....

PIC
A pair of old skewl Orks  from Games Workshop. (They are © and ™ Games Workshop and painted by myself and posted here entirely without their permission). I picked up a bunch of Fantasy Flight Games 40K Role-Playing Games (Only War and Rogue Trader) over the last bit. I picked up these lads asI figured they'd make good baddies in either campaign.



Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

An update on the plans for the 10th Annual Wargaming Birthday Bash/Winter Wargaming Weekend in Feburary! Then maybe some more newly painted stuff by the end of the week. 

5 comments:

  1. I'm trying hard to resist the samurai urge and your stuff is making it even harder. Please stop!

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    1. Sorry... Maybe just try not looking at this blog for the next two months...? Come back in March when I've moved on to something else - A Fist Full of Kung Fu!?

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    1. Thanks Johnathan! I was just having a snoop at your own blog and my mind was blown by your C&C: Samurai Battles minis! WOW!

      I am also in awe of your stat keeping!

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  3. Superb work, this project made me purchase a Koryu Buntai

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