Thursday, December 19, 2013

From ClintB: 10mm Ashigaru Infantry (48 points)


Clint debuts with these two units of Ashigaru which will reinforce his growing Samurai collection.

From Clint:
Today we have 48 Pendraken Miniatures Ashigaru in 10mm (code SAM8). These are my latest additions to my two Samurai armies. Hence the different uniform. They are all painted to my usual wargames standard for 10mm. That being a base colour followed by a heavy dark wash and then highlighted to bring out any relevant detail. While they will not win any painting competitions if we use the 2 foot rule to represent how they will look on the table top that simple painting technique yields fairly good results. 




Being all the same pose they are armed with both Naginata and a scabbarded sword in their belt sash. I decided early on while building these armies not to mix an match weapons on the same base only for reasons of wargames clarity so all players would clearly be able to identify which units were armed with designated weapon. Very slowly both of these armies are coming together but they are still a long way from the level I desire so be warned I may well be painting more in the challenge.

Excellent work Clint. The single pose actually works quite well with his genre and I like the uniform block colours that you used - reminds me of the massed armies in Kurosawa's 'Ran' or Kadokawa's 'Heaven and Earth'.

These lads will give Clint 48 points for the roster. Great job and welcome to the Challenge Clint!

16 comments:

  1. Good looking ashigaru by Clint.

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  2. These are very nice Clint, and a good score to open with.

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  3. Nice looking figures Clint! You're basing is nice as well with the dirt breaking up the greenery.

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  4. Nice Ashies Clint and a good opening shot :)

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  5. They look awesome en mass like that - nicely done Clint!

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  6. love the mass effect I think these look stunning
    Peace James

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  7. Excellent units. You never have enough ashigarus.

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  8. Great to see a big unit, nicely done too

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  9. Wow, Clint. I'm pretty speechless about these chaps - a super sized unit and completed with eye watering speed!

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  10. Well done. I'm impressed by both the high quality painting considering the scale and the speedy painting of such a mass.

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  11. Really like these little 10mm samurai!

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