Category Archives: Samurai

Sengoku Jidai with Tenkatoitsu.

With the rebasing done, it was time to have another go at Tenkatoitsu, to nail down some of the movement distance conversions and get more of a feel for the game. Again, nothing too elaborate in terms of a scenario, … Continue reading

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6mm Sengoku Jidai battle with ‘Tenkatoitsu’

Since starting my Sengoku Jidai project a few years ago, first in 15mm and now in 6mm, I’ve been searching for a set of rules that could convincingly model Sengoku warfare. I talked a bit about why I think the … Continue reading

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6mm Sengoku: First battle.

So, finally I had enough 6mm samurai and terrain for a game. The rules used were a version of “Pulse of Battle,” Brent Oman’s ancients rules. Each unit represents around 1,000 to 2,000 men which are assumed to be a … 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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There’s something about Mōri

Sengoku-Jidai with ‘To the Strongest.’ In 1571, the great Mōri Motonari died. Born into a small clan in Aki province, in a remarkable career he would lead the Mōri to become the dominant clan of Western Honshu. He was ably … Continue reading

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Sengoku: Beginning a Samurai project in 15mm

Having been involved in a large Samurai project at the club many years ago, it was never going to take much to rekindle my interest/obsession in all things Japanese and the Sengoku period in particular. The catalyst, as it turned … Continue reading

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