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Dannyboy
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« Reply #45 on: 08 August 2019, 08:54:40 PM »

Just to tie in with rct75001's comments, its the building range that was the first draw in to the potential of the range, I think combined with the quality of the castings now completed it's going to be a big enticement. Tables should look superb!  Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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« Reply #46 on: 09 August 2019, 12:52:17 PM »

I'll have a think about a quick-play massed unit battle set of rules.

I'm thinking 100mm by 50mm deep unit bases for starters. To really show-off the formations.

I must dust of my old Japanese samuari warfare DVD sets - Throne of Blood, Kagamusha etc. etc.

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« Reply #47 on: 09 August 2019, 03:03:05 PM »

Iím sure Iíve mentioned Irregular Wars in relation to this period before. A great little set of Japanese, its a small battle set, with each base representing around 200 men, and a force consisting of around 12 to 20 bases.

While not specifically for Japanese warfare it does have a few Japanese lists, and several others for neighbouring protagonists.
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« Reply #48 on: 09 August 2019, 04:19:38 PM »

Interesting Fred - where can I buy a set?
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« Reply #49 on: 09 August 2019, 04:37:06 PM »

Here is a link to the authorís blog. Which has links to buy both physical and pdf copies http://irregularwars.blogspot.com/p/irregular-wars-conflict-at-worlds-end.html?m=1
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« Reply #50 on: 09 August 2019, 04:50:20 PM »

I  remember a thread on TMP 's forum on samurai army unit composition based on the incredible research by Emmanuel Valerio, that was based around the original evidence of the Battle scene scroll as opposed to the "old school" WRG infatuation with which units counted as blade superior etc. In it he suggests units were made up of retainer groups of varying arms e.g. Tepo, Yari etc. The larger formations being built up from these like blocks. Very similar to the Household retainer units of the War of the Roses.

In this context, larger mixed troop "vignette" type bases would seem to be a more accurate way to go. If you have a chance do check out Emmanuel Valeriio's work, it's simply an absolute essential resource.

Google link:
https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw=1024&bih=723&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=dFlNXcnGH5aP8gLY4p6YCQ&q=emmanuel+valerio%2C+samurai&oq=emmanuel+valerio%2C+samurai&gs_l=img.3...15299851.15307191..15307866...0.0..0.152.2117.23j2......0....1..gws-wiz-img.....0..0j0i67j0i8i30j0i30j0i5i30j0i24.5xgkDuV4QjE&ved=&uact=5


Looking online, "Killer Kattana's" and PP's "Age of War" both get honourable mentions, I have no experience of either and  it appears KK may be hard to get hold of, or very expensive.


Anyway hope it's of use, all the best.


Jon
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« Reply #51 on: 09 August 2019, 05:47:10 PM »

I'm unsure on rules at the moment but do like the look of larger vignette bases.

Am thinking in terms of  Infantry = 40 x 40mm (Ties in with a lot of rules, I'm thinking of the likes of Hail Cesare especially, but gives enough space to individualise elements).
                                   Cavalry  = 40 x 50mm ( I intend mixing cavalry and infantry to represent retainers and bannermen attached to cavalry, so again bigger bases work here).
 Generals/ command and artillery = 50 x 50mm (Plenty of room for standards etc).


Thinking in terms of each of the elements representing a samurai and retainers and then building these up into larger clan formations.
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