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Author Topic: Ronin - First Foray into Wargaming and a Playset Complete! (Now with Campaign!)  (Read 5904 times)

Offline Keith

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What a wonderful thread!
Really inspired after looking through this.
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Offline Elk101

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Great collection and I like your painting style.

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Amazing work.

Just one question, did you use some sort of softening haze-like filter when taking those photos?  Or are my eyes acting up again?

Thanks

Dan

Offline Jack Hooligan

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The Sohei are all Northstar games' sohei warband, while the Bandits/Pirates are all Perry miniatures (with some minor conversions to make them feel a little less like Ikko-Ikki and a little more like bandits!) with the exception of the senior ronin with forked Yari, who is a test of honour miniature. Also threw in a bonus shot of some probably incomplete parts of a bushi warband (still working on the red and might go back over the armor) and an unfinished unarmored ronin/sword school member.

Any suggestions for additions to my terrain collection, especially things I can make myself on the cheap? Beyond what I have shown I have some bamboo from ebay that just needs some painting and another 4ground peasant's house and Koryu Dojo, but I'd love to hear everyone's ideas to flesh everything out more! Thanks for looking!

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I just realized, that I'll be using the same two buntai's to start my Ronin games with. Both will be from the Northstar sets though. What colors did you use for the skin tones here? They look fantastic.
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Offline Charlemagne

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I just realized, that I'll be using the same two buntai's to start my Ronin games with. Both will be from the Northstar sets though. What colors did you use for the skin tones here? They look fantastic.

Thanks so much, and that's cool to hear! Metternich will probably tell you that for balance you should be allowed to take the ronin as a senior (which is what North Star describes him as anyways, and will make for a clean 200 points with the units in the box).

As for skintone my process is somewhat complicated but only involves 1 paint + white and 2 washes:

I basecoat in Vallejo Game Extra Opaque "Heavy Skintone", then apply an all-over wash to the skin with army painter strong tone, then paint progressively higher highlights (3-4 times) of increasingly large mixes of white and the original heavy skintone to the point where the highlights are "a bit much", then re-unify the skintone with a decently substantial wash of army painter "flesh wash", which acts almost like a heavy glaze to bring the colors back together. I hope that helps!

Offline Digits

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What a simply amazing collection of minis.   Lovely painting, Iím in awe!

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Offline sonicReducer

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I'll put in another about your amazing collection. Fantastic minis. How did you do your paddies? Those are something I'd like to add

I'm intrigued about Ronin. For small skirmish I've used Pulp Alley which worked really well.

Offline mikos khan

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Excellent paint jobs on the figs and the buildings & walls are very well done.   I especially like the rice paddies.   

Offline Charlemagne

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Ronin - First Foray into Wargaming and a Playset Complete! (Now with Campaign!)
« Reply #68 on: September 15, 2021, 01:55:53 PM »
Hi everyone! I'm preparing to host a mini-campaign of Sohei Vs. Bandits with my dad and some members of our local gaming club, so I've been better about finishing up some more minis to make sure we have a full list to choose from when it comes time! I'll make sure to take some better pictures of the actual table with all minis this Saturday, but in the meantime here's a teaser of some of the new bandits I've just painted up for the occasion.







For those who are interested, I am planning to have 2 ~400 point lists, one for each side, which will be split into 2 200 points per side battle, with a 3rd finale battle featuring all survivors (with a 50% chance for grievously wounded) fighting to determine the final winner. I have attached my best estimate for rosters based on the minis I have, and amazingly they are actually borderline legal rosters taken as a whole!

Bandits (399 Points, 19 Models):
(4x3) 3 Peasants: Improvised Weapons
(28) 1 Gashira: Teppo + Attribute + Medium Armor
(28) 1 Gashira: Naginata + Attribute + Medium Armor
(23) 1 Gashira: Naginata + Attribute + Light Armor
(23x2) 2 Gashira: Teppo + Light Armor
(25) 1 Gashira: Yumi + Medium Armor
(13) 1 Bandit: Katana + Light Armor
(18x3) 3 Bandits: Yari + Medium Armor
(16) 1 Bandit: Yari + Light Armor
(27) 1 Leader: Katana + Attribute + Heavy Armor
(23) 1 Ronin: Katana + 2 Attributes
(32) 1 Ronin: Naginata + 2 Attributes + Heavy Armor
(32) 1 Ronin: Yari + 2 Attributes + Heavy Armor
(40) 1 Senior Ronin: No-Dachi + 3 Attributes + Heavy Armor

Sohei (397 Points, 15 Models):
(19x2) 2 Initiates: Yumi + Medium Armor
(19x2) 2 Inititates: Teppo + Medium Armor
(19x3) 3 Initiates: Naginata + Medium Armor
(29x5) 5 Sohei: Naginata + Attribute + Medium Armor
(37x2) 2 Senior Sohei: Naginata + 2 Attributes + Medium Armor
(45) 1 Grandmaster: Tetsubo + 3 Attributes + Medium Armor

Bandits:
Bandit Player 1 Game 1 (99 Points, 4 Models):
(40) Senior Ronin
(18) Bandit (Yari+Med Armor)
(28) Gashira (Teppo+Med Armor+Attribute)
(13) Bandit (Katana)

Bandit Player 2 Game 1 (99 Points, 6 Models):
(32) Ronin (Yari)
(25) Gashira (Yumi+Med Armor)
(18) Bandit (Yari+Med Armor)
(16) Bandit (Yari+Light Armor)
(8 ) 2 Peasants

Bandit Player 1 Game 2 (100 Points, 5 Models):
(27) Leader
(23) Ronin (2 Attributes+No Armor)
(23) Gashira (Teppo)
(23) Gashira (Naginata+Attribute)
(4) Peasant

Bandit Player 2 Game 2 (101 Points, 4 Models)
(32) Ronin (Naginata)
(28) Gashira (Naginata+Medium+Attribute)
(23) Gashira (Teppo)
(18) Bandit (Yari+ Medium Armor)

Sohei:
Sohei Player 1 Game 1 (102 Points, 4 Models):
(45) Grandmaster
(38) 2 Initiates (Naginata)
(19) Initiate (Teppo)

Sohei Player 2 Game 1 (95 Points, 3 Models):
(37) Senior Sohei
(58) 2 Sohei

Sohei Player 1 Game 2 (106 Points, 4 Models):
(87) 3 Sohei
(19) Initiate (Yumi)

Sohei Player 2 Game 2 (94 Points, 4 Models):
(37) Senior Sohei
(19) Initiate (Teppo)
(19) Initiate (Naginata)
(19) Initiate (Yumi)

Offline Metternich

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Not to speak too much like a proud dad, but Charlemagne's miniatures are really stunning.  Greatly looking forward to Saturday's game.  They are even more beautiful "in situ" with the appropriate Nipponese terrain. 

 

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