Sunday 28 January 2024

Samurai Retainers.. set a trap for some Bandits....

Samurai retainers set a trap for bandits who've been robbing travellers and traders along the road from an Inn.....

---oXo---

Retainers wait and watch ..... as a supply train leaves the safety of the Inn...


as the supply train passes between two woods, the bandits appear 
and surround the supply train
as the bandits lead the supply train away, the samurai retainers appear and  attack the bandits ..

the bandits manage to hold back the retainers....
but are outmatched, slowly the retainers cut down the bandits...
a couple of bandits run off, but the rest manage to keep the retainers at bay ....
the retainers start to get the upper hand again...
the retainers cut down the remaining bandits, then converge on their leader...
The bandit leader is finally brought down...

---oXo---
Notes:
  • Bandits/Ronin: Total of 15; their lead and 9 others killed; five escaped of whom 3 were wounded.
  • Retainers: 12; only 9 got involved in the fighting - their leader and two others waited to see if they were needed (and weren't).  One retainer received a wound; the rest had the luck of the dice in their first encounters with the bandits, cutting a few down. This mean the bandits couldn't bring use greater numbers effectively.

Friday 26 January 2024

A few more retainers ...

 Painted up a couple of Steve Barber figures as retainers...

I thought a few more in other poses would be nice to have, so I did some conversions of my own home-cast figure ...
and painted them up to match, with the spear chap as a Ronin....


Thursday 4 January 2024

Wargamer's Annual 2024 - Article

 Some of the games and piccy's from the project made their way into this years Wargamers Annual



Monday 30 October 2023

More Ikko-Ikki Warrior Monks...

I've increased the number of Warrior Monks so they can form a reasonable size unit.... 

Supporting the Monks against any aggression from clan Monogato, are troops from clan Tidamatsu - I've added a couple of banners to go with the command group ..


Wednesday 11 October 2023

Ikko-Ikki 'Peasant Levy' units...

 Finished 15 more 40mm figures, this batch is for my growing Ikko-Ikki force; a mix of Irregular Miniatures, Steve Barber Models and some of my own figures - with various suitable heads.

The newly finished ones combined with what I already have gives me 'peasant mob' units.

Sunday 10 September 2023

Cannon for a siege game ...

 Finally found someone on Etsy who responded to an enquiry to print for 40mm some samurai period japanese cannon; so I ordered a couple 

just right for a castle siege game...

smaller lighter pieces would have been used in a battle.. so I will have to make a couple of those