As suggested in the last post, two BMUs of Samurai cavalry trot off the painting desk. Also, as before, figures are from Peter Pig. With their various banners and armor, these Samurai horsemen offer up a lot of color. With the mustering of two cavalry stands, total Samurai cavalry for the project reaches seven. Hmm. The Seven Samurai. Enough figures remain to field two more such stands.
The red bead cube on the right rear of the stand serves two purposes. One, at a glance it identifies the unit as a "Heavy" unit in terms of Samurai Battles. Two, it allows the placement of a unifying, clan banner when assembling a force from various clans into one cohesive army. In the heat and confusion of battle, it is easy to overlook which unit belongs to which army when both armies may carry banners from similar or the same clans.
What is up next out from the workbench? A return to the 1859 project looks to make it to the photo booth first. This will be a brief return to the project with two guns each of Sardinian and French origin. Two more regiments of French infantry are in the painting queue but it may be a long time before those see the brush. Many other units are working their way through the production line ahead of them. Actually beginning to show some progress on a Hittite Army in 25mm that I pledged as a goal for 2020.