Thursday, 7 October 2021

15mm Samurai Cavalry

 It was a long weekend last week and I managed to get the Samurai cavalry for this project completed, with 18 elements of cavalry and three elements with mounted generals:





























The figures are again all Eureka Miniatures, and are a true 15mm. I'm hoping three mounted generals will be enough, but alone with the three foot that will be six generals in total:






























Generals aside, there are a mixture of nine poses among cavalry with three each of bow, katana and naginata:





















The sashimonos are also a pain to glue on and won't withstand rough handling, but I think are worth the effort:











That's all the samurai, mounted, foot and bow, now completed for this army:











Next up some peasants. They look a lot simpler to paint, but I have 300 of them to do which will no doubt take some time so will split them into two lots of 150, interspersed with some ashigaru to help preserve my sanity.

12 comments:

  1. These look AMAZING, Lawrence. Wish mine looked half as good. Did you all of the cavalry work over the weekend?

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. I wish I could have completed them out over one weekend, but it was the culmination of two weekends and some early week-day mornings. The sun is coming up at around 5:30am so my starts are getting earlier as we move into summer.

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  2. Splendid looking samurai cavalry!
    Your 28mm Napoleonic French cavalry on hold?
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain. I have completed the horses for another nine regiments of French cavalry but am on a roll with the samurai at the moment, so will probably stick at them for the next six weeks or so.

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  3. Wow, impressive and gorgeous cavalry, congrats!

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    1. Cheers Phil, they turned out to be quite a colourful lot.

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  4. Very impressive group of cavalry.

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    1. Thanks Codsticker. A bit of a slog, but I was happy with the end result.

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  5. Good grief, that is a huge project Lawrence - the Samurai cavalry look stunning though, so well worth the effort!

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    1. Thanks Keith. Yes, it has blown out a little, mainly due to my wanting to include so many peasants. They should be far easier to paint than the fiddly samurai armour though.

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  6. Lovely painting Lawrence, very impressive!

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    1. Thanks Ray, I'm starting to pick up the pace a bit on this project and managed to complete my first batch of peasants today.

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