My initial trial of these rules using a couple of figures a side on my dining room table quickly made me appreciate what a cracking set of rules they are. A follow-up game with my mate, Geoff, only served to increase my admiration and fire my enthusiasm. The use of combat tokens and the ability to enhance your initaitive, attack and defence rolls by the careful expenditure of these tokens is very clever and once you have the hang of it works like a treat. I hope to have some Samurai skirmish battle reports to post in the not too distant future.
I have been working on and off on some Wargames Factory 28mm plastic Samurai for quite some time now however my interest in Wargaming and modelling has gone through a bit of a dormant period and they been shelved away on the must-finish shelf for longer than I care to remember. Really I think I was hoping for a decent set of rules to get the project off the ground.
My Samurai collection is primarily Wargames Factory but I am slowly adding some of the excellent Perry metals to the mix. As one who has spent countless hours converting and adapting 1/72nd scale soft plastic figures I find the Wargames Factory figs a doddle to assemble and the endless possible variations of poses that can be created from the basic figures is astounding.
I thought I'd share a few simple figure conversions and some examples of my finished models.
The first are some casualty markers I have prepped ready for painting.
Some more straight forward conversions / assemblies.
Some painted examples
|Perry Samurai from the Sepuka set.|
My first Samurai figures