After looking closer at the photo’s in this post I realised that several were either showing the models too far away and small or were a little blurry, so I took some new ( hopefully better ) photo’s and added them to this post.
Despite feeling really ill over the last couple of weeks I have still managed to sit and paint a few models, here are some of my 28mm Samurai figures, I have painted them up to use in games of Test of Honour.
I decided that as my painting skill level is not that great that I would try and pick a very simple colour scheme for these figures ( probably closer to boring than simple 😥 )
After a quick look on the internet I found a few schemes that looked like something that I could do, what I ended up with was blue and white for the basic colours.
This first batch consists of twenty-seven figures, there are easily enough figures to field two sides in my games.
I still have a few more to paint up but for now this is more than enough to play some games.
I have two units of three spear wielding Ashigaru, one unit with armour and without.
I also have two units of Ashigaru bowmen, again one unit has armour and one unit doesn’t.
I then have two units of three Ashigaru carrying matchlocks, this time both units are wearing armour.
I have three individuals which may not get much use in games of Test of Honour as I haven’t got any cards for them, I just painted them because I liked them.
One is a standard bearer ( I did have a bit of a failure with the standard the figure is carrying, I tried to free-hand a pattern but it went a bit wrong!! So for now it will remain blue )
The other two are musicians, one with a horn and one with a drum on his back, I know there should be a person behind him beating the drum but I haven’t got a figure to use yet, I may have to kit bash one at a later date.
Then I have three Samurai heroes to lead the units into battle, all three of these figures are wearing armour and look fairly commanding.
I then have three more Samurai ( or Ronin ) with no armour, these are lovely figures, after painting them I realised that I might have to get some more of this type of figure as they would make good villagers or special characters in my games.
Well they probably won’t win any painting competitions but they will be usable in my games and I am fairly pleased with them.
The scenery behind the figures will come up on my painting desk soon, I will put up pictures on here as I get them done, at the moment just the first coats of paint, they will need a second coat as the paint did soak in a lot!!
I have enough buildings for a fair sized village and I am hoping they will look good when they are finished.
And here is my next lot of Samurai to paint, these will add Sergeants to the units of bowmen, the unit of spearmen and the unit with matchlocks.
Plus an extra spearman unit and a couple of hero figures to go with the Samurai heroes I already have.
So all in all a nice amount of figures giving me a few options for my games.
But if I think that I need more figures I have these few plus another box with about a hundred more!! well I was going to build a Samurai Kings of War army a while back 😉