Monday 27 December 2021

15mm Ashigaru with Yari

 Another 54 elements comprised of 162 figures completed toward the Samurai army. This troop type is classified as Fast Pike in DBMM, which I think is quite an apt description. 

As with the remainder of the army the figures are all Eureka, and have three basic poses; kneeling, advancing and standing. I thought about mixing the figures up on each base but decided that might look a bit silly, so kept the different pose types together. Given that they will be operating in three ranks anyway, this was probably the most sensible approach:

I painted most of them in red armour, with a smaller proportion in black armour for variety:

I gave most of the figures sashimonos but left a few without, to make them easier to pick up during a game. regardless of this I have a feeling I'll be gluing a few back on after each encounter:

Next up will be some more Ashigaru with naginata who will be used as followers, to essentially provide close support to the already-completed samurai cavalry.