Monday, January 22, 2018

Arquebusier for 16th Century Japan

The 15mm Samurai Battles project continues to see renewed effort.  After pushing out two stands of spearmen in December, a 19 figure stand of arquebusier departs the painting desk.
This stand of teppo is outfitted with russet-colored, lacquered armor.  Being classified as "Light" troops under Samurai Battles, the stand carries a green block denoting its light status.
Figures are from Peter Pig's excellent Samurai range of figures.  Expect more Feudal Japanese stands to work their way through the painting queue as I attempt paint down this portion of The Lead Pile.

32 comments:

  1. Good looking unit. Every time I see these Peter Pig models I think I need to replace my old non-back bannered Minifigs

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    1. Your Minifigs look good AND they are already painted! I do enjoy painting the Peter Pig figures, though.

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    2. Yes, but they don't have sashimono. That really makes the models

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  2. Nice work , they look great with their banners flying 🙂

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  3. Lovely looking shot unit, the back banners really signify the culture and period at a glance.
    Best Iain

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    1. The sashimono add to the spectacle of an army arrayed for battle. En masse, they look great.

      Thanks for your comment, Iain!

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  4. Nice figs and good effect. I really like the hex shaped bases. Are those standard for all units in your system or just for certain classes?

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    1. Ed, the dual hex BMU is the same for all.

      Glad you like them!

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  5. Nice color combination with the russet armor and black sashimono.

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    1. Thanks, Dean. The russet armor is a nice change from black or red lacquer. Good to throw something different into the mix from time to time.

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  6. A very nice addition to your Samurai armies, Jon!

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  7. Nice looking unit, of course the sashimono add a lot. I have a 1/72 samurai army in my todo list, but never felt good enough to start, only an ashigaru I was not very happy with. And moreover, you need two armies to play :)

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    1. Thank you, Phil. Well, I have two armies!

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  8. I'm glad that you are making such good progress on this project, Jon. The figures look great!

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    1. Yeah, the Samurai Battles project is getting its fair share of attention at the moment. I think you will enjoy this version of Commands & Colors very much.

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  9. I like the color of the uniform very much Jonathan. Why do I feel the urge to paint Samurai?

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    1. Thanks!

      Don't fight the feeling. Paint Samurai!

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