Category Archives: Samurai

6mm samurai village base

A step-by-step guide to making a Japanese village base in 6mm. The finished base.   A 10cm square mdf base, with 3 of Mura Miniatures Japanese buildings.┬áThe low fence is made from plastic sweeping brush bristles inserted into holes drilled … Continue reading

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6mm Paddy Fields.

A quick guide to making 6mm rice paddies. The fields are based on 10cm square mdf. First, some peasants are glued to the base. These are GHQ 1/285 Vietnamese civilians, the closest thing I could find to Japanese peasants. Then … Continue reading

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6mm Sengoku: Progress

Previously I talked about starting a 6mm Sengoku Jidai project. Now that things have progressed I thought I’d talk a bit about progress with the figures, some thoughts on rules and also some terrain. Rules There aren’t that many rulesets … Continue reading

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6mm Sengoku

A few years ago I started a large Sengoku-Jidai project in 15mm. I decided to organise them for Peter Pig’s ‘Battles in the Age of War’ rules, but using 5 figures per base instead of 3. This meant that the … Continue reading

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Ran

Converting ‘Great Battles of History’ to the tabletop. The question of which rules to use for samurai battles is a tricky one if, like me, you want a set that organises armies into large groups of small contingents. Most sets … Continue reading

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Spears Across the Takahashigawa, Part Two

The second scenario in our Lion Rampant samurai campaign. Scenario 2: The Tsukai-ban (The messenger) Mori commander: Amano Takashige (commanding) Ukita commander: Ukita Hideie (Lionheart) Mori boasts: I will make them run. Ukita boasts: Destroy more than I lose. Half … Continue reading

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Spears Across The Takahashigawa. A Lion Rampant campaign.

We’ve started a 15mm samurai campaign using Lion Rampant medieval skirmish rules. The situation represents a feud between the Mori and Ukita clans across the Takahashi river which forms the border between their domains. There’s no specific samurai mod used, … Continue reading

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