Saturday, February 2, 2008

More Samurai Pictures

Well, I've posted a few better pictures of my Samurai. Why? Because Greg Horne wanted to see them.

Remember, click on a photo to get a much larger version of it.

The first photo shows some of the figures in my figure case. You can see a group of mounted; and, on either side of them are foot.

The foot has Samurai in the front, followed by some Monks, with Ashigaru in the rear.

The other photos show both a front and rear view of a cavalry stand and a stand of Samurai.

While these figures are all by Ral Partha, the sashimonos are from what used to be Dixon (but I believe that this line was sold to another company). I used a pin vise to drill holes to fit them in.

For the last four photos, I've proped on edge of the base up in order to get a better angle on the photos.

Yes, you're correct, the prop is just an ordinary pencil. What did you expect? Something fancy?

While I'd like to claim the credit for painting these figures, I actually traded a Roman army to a fellow in exchange for his painting these.

I'd happily tell you his name, but it was well over 20 years ago and I simply don't remember it. He was another local gamer, not a professional painter.

Sadly, they were painted for WRG 7th . . . but by the time I got them back from the painter, I'd quit playing WRG.

I did get them on the table once . . . for a game of "Warrior" (a sort of WRG 7.5 rewritten to eliminate the "Barkerese").

I'm pleased to report that they did win that single battle . . . but they've been put away since then.

Once I finally get everything unpacked, I will probably see if I can find some rules that I like and get them on the table again.

-- Jeff


Bluebear Jeff said...


I thought that I was posting this on my own blog . . . but instead it was on the group blog.


-- Jeff

Bloggerator said...

Don't matter Jeff,

They're cool nontheless!



tradgardmastare said...

Most interesting to see thanks Jeff

Bill McHenry said...


You might want to check out Bob Bryant's "Might of Arms", which is like a streamlined WRG 6th Edition without most of the "Barkerism's". There is a Yahoo Group to support these rules and Bob will answer questions and offer advice. Also, Mike Hillsgrove, who I believe helped develop the rules, is working on a Samurai supplement that reflects the true Clan nature of Japanese combat. Worth checking out.