Category Archives: Samurai

Modelling Sengoku-Jidai Warfare.

Is the standard approach to wargaming the Sengoku Jidai fundamentally flawed? Wargames rules approach the Sengoku Jidai (note 1) period of Japanese warfare in much the same way as any other period, in that units are grouped by weapon type … Continue reading

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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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