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Offline Digits

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Digitomi Clan - Samurai Wars
« on: April 19, 2021, 06:39:38 PM »
Yup, a little heard of (well, not at all!) clan for scrapping in Feudal Japan.

Vodkafan and HasBeen only had to mention the chance of playing a little Samurai shenanigans and Iím sold....actually, Iím very easily sold these days...doesnít take much!

I used to play the original role play game Bushido in my youth, some 35 years since, but I do love the idea of doing a small project (yes, I know, to add to a myriad of other small projects).

I donít even really know what rules we will be playing, but Iím basing the minis individually then popping them on suitable sabot bases....

I think Iím having to catch up as there seems to be a few painted minis already coming out of the store cupboard.

I had a half painted mini so finished that off!



Unfortunately, heís not put his armour on yet, so I need to get a few better equipped Samurai warriors.

However, before that, I thought Iíd collect and paint a few foot soldiers, so I bought a few Ashigaru with teppo and with yari.

Starting with the arquebusiers, I cleaned up and based the Perry minis......I do like their minis, but BLOODY HELL!  why canít their casting be better?!!

Anyway, finally done.



So...how to paint them?   I pondered a bit, James is doing his Blue (Iím crap at blue anyway) and Peter has both red and green troops!  I really like red...so instead of black armour and red tunic, Iím reversing that and opting for a red armour.

So here I am at the start.....base red applied.

« Last Edit: April 19, 2021, 07:41:53 PM by Digits »
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Offline fred

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Re: Digitomi Clan - Samurai Wars
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2021, 06:14:31 AM »
Great start.

When you said small project and skirmish, I was thinking about 6 figures. You are already double that!

Offline LazyStudent

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Re: Digitomi Clan - Samurai Wars
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2021, 07:43:00 AM »
Very nice start! Really like the red. Looks to be a good solid smooth base coat over black. Which for a red is impressive. Which brand do you use?

As for rules, there is Ronin, which is a brilliant skirmish game. Also some people have made Saga boards for Japan's clans. So that could be worth checking out.

Offline Digits

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Re: Digitomi Clan - Samurai Wars
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2021, 09:33:05 AM »
Cheers guys...early doors but I am working on these tonight. 

For the red, I use Mephiston red GW paint as a base. 

Rules wise I think the guys are looking at a modified Pikemans Lament but I have a copy of Ronin.....wouldnít mind doing that at some point.

And Fred...did I say ď skirmish?Ē.......I think I said ď shenanigansĒ!    ;)
« Last Edit: April 20, 2021, 11:11:07 AM by Digits »

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Re: Digitomi Clan - Samurai Wars
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2021, 10:56:22 AM »
Quote
When you said small project and skirmish, I was thinking about 6 figures. You are already double that!

Digits does NOT do small,
if you don't believe me just look at his tree project!

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Rules wise I think the guys are looking at a modified Pikemans Lament but I have a copy of Ronin.....wouldnít mind doing that at some point.

Yes we hope to try out Pikeman's Lament this week, but I too have,
& would like to try out Ronin.


Offline Digits

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Re: Digitomi Clan - Samurai Wars
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2021, 11:13:03 AM »
Yup....itís a shame they donít really have jungles in Japan!  :'(


Offline Scrubber

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Re: Digitomi Clan - Samurai Wars
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2021, 11:20:49 AM »
But you still have that huge box of bamboo waiting to be used.

Offline Digits

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Re: Digitomi Clan - Samurai Wars
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2021, 11:32:15 AM »
Oh yes....I do!    :D

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Re: Digitomi Clan - Samurai Wars
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2021, 03:25:20 PM »
To show progress with this project.
First up three new paint jobs, to bring a 9 figure unit up to 12 figures.
Behind them, and in the following three pictures are the 9, all now based
on 25mm square bases.
The penultimate picture is of the figures that have been waiting, far too
long on the shelf, for some table-top action (hopefully Friday guys).
Oops, I've missed out the Cavalry & the General with his screen. Ah
well should get in front of the camera Friday.

The last picture is of the other three recent paint jobs. Not quite
finished, but fairly close.


Offline Digits

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Re: Digitomi Clan - Samurai Wars
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2021, 03:35:13 PM »
Ha!  My fella can take em all on!  lol

Just a bit for me to do to catch up then!

And if 12 man units is the norm....I already have to buy a few to make up my Ashigaru units!    Bugger!
« Last Edit: April 20, 2021, 03:36:55 PM by Digits »

Offline vodkafan

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Re: Digitomi Clan - Samurai Wars
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2021, 10:25:12 PM »

For the red, I use Mephiston red GW paint as a base. 



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Offline Digits

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Re: Digitomi Clan - Samurai Wars
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2021, 10:34:13 PM »
Thatís how ALL my reds start!   Iím sure I once told you...
« Last Edit: April 21, 2021, 02:52:27 PM by Digits »

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Re: Digitomi Clan - Samurai Wars
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2021, 05:19:48 PM »
Iím not sure these will come to much, but whilst looking through my garage, I found a batch of minis I once planned for mythical Japanese gaming ( I got them after I stopped playing Bushido for which they were great!  :? )

They include oni, killer frogs, turtle dragon, naga, oriental dragon, female monk etc




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Re: Digitomi Clan - Samurai Wars
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2021, 06:20:38 PM »
David I too have some Japanese Mythical figures.
I was thinking of them as a mini project after I've
finished off the human stuff (A few figures & MDF
buildings).

Offline Scrubber

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Re: Digitomi Clan - Samurai Wars
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2021, 08:18:43 PM »
And there should be the Chinese dragon somewhere in one of the boxes.  lol

Did you keep any of the walls and building you started collecting.

 

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