Good Day, Eh!
a break from my winter screening of Strange Brew, here is my entry for
the East Challenge, a 30 man Ashigaru unit with yari, from various
was inspired by colour palette of the Oda arquebusiers pictured the
Osprey "Samurai 1550-1600" colour plate F, which was also used in the
Ronin ruleset, although I will not pretend to have Kev Dallimore levels
of talent. The bulk of the unit are 25 Ashigaru from Wargames Factory.
These definitely show the benefit of experience, and are a much cleaner
offering than the Celts from my first post. The only soft details are in
the arms, there really isn't much besides the armour plates to grab a
drybrush or a highlight. There are three poses; at rest, kneeling and
advancing, and you are pretty much locked into the arm options based on
that these yari are long, not spear sized, but pike sized. This causes a
few ranking issues, but overall, like the Celts, they consistently stay
within their bases.
first rank are a mixed bunch. The musician with the conch shell and the
bannerman are EM4 pre-paints that have had an arm swap and a weapon
swap, respectively. They are here because a photo with two blank files
would just look awkward. The leader is from a manufacturer I can't
recall, the chap with the spear above his head is from Old Glory/West
Wind Samurai Wars and the guy with the one hand grip is from Reaper. I
tried to add some colour to these guys, as they would have better gear
than the munitions kit of the rank and file. Plus, they had to make the
bannerman not stand out to much (fail!).
I hope I'm getting better at this photography thing.
Anyways, that is 28 - 28mm figs for the East Challenge!