Thursday 3 February 2022

15mm Ashigaru with Bow

These sixteen elements of bow-armed figures represent the last of the ashigaru. I enjoyed painting these much more than the previous kneeling and running ashigaru armed with yari and naginata, mainly because these poses are more straightforward and all parts of the figures were easily accessible:











The DBMM rules allow an upgrade to four elements protected by pavises which were also fun to paint:











The figures are again Eureka, and are supplied in a standing and kneeling pose:





















I purchased the pavises separately from Museum Miniatures. Quite a straightforward rendition of a pavise which were sometimes decorated but apparently often left unpainted when used by ashigaru:





















I also completed the maximum allowable two elements of arquebus-armed ashigaru:





















Another 71 figures achieved toward this project then, with completion now in sight:











Next off the production line will be some baggage and camp figures. These contain a fair bit of variety so should be even more fun to paint.

14 comments:

  1. Nicely done a lot of figures to tackle in one go đź‘Ť

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    1. Cheers Matt. Thankfully they were fun to paint so the time flew by on this group.

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  2. Great work again on your Samurai project Lawrence .

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    1. Thanks Keith. Just another hundred or so figures to go.

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  3. Gosh! This is an impressive sight. Seeing all of the armies out for battle will be a spectacle, indeed.

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    1. There is enough to cover all the variations on the army list here Jonathan, and I estimate the final tally should be close to nine hundred figures.

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  4. That is certainly one mass of Bowmen, Lawrence. I had my introduction to Tabletop Samurai warfare last night by way of Jon and his hosting a Zoom game using Basic Impetus.

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    1. Thanks Peter. Jon's setup is terrific and I'll look forward to reading the report on that one.

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  5. That element count is diminishing Lawrence! A really nice bunch of figures…how is the total figure count going for this collection?

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    1. Yes, manageable groups now that aren't driving me to distraction. I think the count is up over 800 figures now and will be around 900 by the time I'm finished.

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  6. Lovely looking archers!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, and sorry I missed this comment earlier.

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  8. Hello Lawrence. I am looking to make a DBMM Post Mongo samurai army list 59 in book 4. I was wondering if these are for the early samurai list in book and if the eureka miniatures are plastic or metal. This looks great!!

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