Two more units for Samurai Battles have mustered out from the painting table. This time, one unit of mounted Samurai and one unit of Ashigaru arquebusiers. Again, the Peter Pig figures are really a pleasure to paint and the double hex basing is pleasing to my eye.
All of my other collections have a dullcote seal but with the Samurai project, I opted for a more matt finish. To me, Krylon Matt Finish has always appeared too glossy but for these Japanese warriors, the slight gloss is appealing and seems to work. Perhaps I prefer this matt topcoat on the Japanese because much of their gear was lacquered? Perhaps, it gives the figures a more Old School look? Whatever the reason, the lacquer on the helmets, armor, and weapons enhances their appearance.
Next up for the project is a unit of Ashigaru with swords.
As for the game, itself, I began work on reproducing the cards in the game. Since the cards can't be purchased separately (that I can find), I am experimenting with creating my own set of Command & Colors and Dragon decks. My thought is to create and then print out the card information and then affix these onto regular playing cards. This approach solves two problems: obtaining the card decks and making a more durable product.