Monday, March 5, 2018

Ronin and Samurai Heroes

The workbench continues to see Feudal Japan figures as the last (well, almost last) of the 15mm Peter Pig Samurai figures clear The Lead Pile.  Not much left in inventory for this project except for a few miscellaneous cavalry/mounted leaders, a command screen, several packs of disordered troops, and perhaps enough teppo to make up a unit of arquebus.  Not much at all, really.
Today's offering consists of a pack of Ronin and a pack of Samurai Heroes on one heavy element stand.  One more heavy (Red) element to add into the mix.  With the addition of this stand to the project, 39 elements can now be fielded for battle.  Since the collection has not seen action in a long time, pulling the stands from storage boxes and parading them for a photo op may not be a bad idea.  The parade review may even motivate me to get them onto the gaming table for a battle.  Who knows?
This has been a fun and colorful project to develop but the painting phase may be reaching a logical conclusion.  "Logical conclusion?"  How often does painting for a project reach a logical conclusion?  I typically keep on painting past that point.  This project may be no different.

29 comments:

  1. Excellent looking Samurai bases Jonathan!

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  2. Look forward to seeing an army parade of these wonderfully painted samurai.
    FIW game 3 posted.

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    1. Thank you, Peter! Game 3 was a nail biter!

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  3. Great looking samurai, can't wait to see them all together!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain! The game table is an utter mess right now. A parade would be useful following the recent build up of forces. It is on my list.

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  4. I’ve had the same urge to air out troops that have been in storage for awhile. I think it can be fun. 😀.

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    1. It can be fun and helps me recall what I have.

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  5. Superb looking samurai and ronin, Jonathan!

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  6. What does a logical conclusion feel like? I do not think I have ever experienced one.

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  7. Wonderful looking Samurai Jonathan!!

    Christopher

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  8. Things are really marching off your painting desk in quick time at the moment Jonathan.

    The logical conclusion...what an interesting concept. Is there such a thing? Yes projects come to ane end, but there is always one more unit that could be added, just for balance of course. Then there is always the need to correct the imbalance created by adding the unit for balance.

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    1. Not as fast as you but I try to keep up!

      The need to rebalance forces is a never ending project! Eventually, the whole house house is filled with painted lead!

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    2. That reminds me that I remember thinking after that last Carlist War game that the Carlists need another couple of battalions and maybe another gun to give them more of a chance in the next game. I must add them to the plan...

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  9. This unit is a fine addition to the collection, Jon.
    A logical conclusion is when you have enough units to run the scenarios you have in mind. That lasts until the next scenario is planned...

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    1. So true! I have met the enemy and it is me!

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  10. Excellent as always and a strong reminder of my own unfinished work...

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    1. When I made a count the other day, I was shocked at how large this project has become.

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    2. Scheduling a Samurai Battles game or two would be a good step towards getting our troops onto the table.

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