I've completed my first six samurai models for Legends of the Far East. These are the Perry Miniatures that I ordered when I first downloaded the rules. I finally got around to painting them. I was seriously stressed out trying to get the armor details correct. Then I spent a whole lot of time trying to research the correct designs for the sashimono (the flag on their backs). Here's what I learned.
To hell with that shit. This is a game and not a goddamn history lesson. I was totally spoiling my own fun. I discovered a serious streak of "elitist know-it-all-ism" in the online community. You might think these folks time traveled to Sengoku period Japan and took video. To make my research more fruitless, the experts contradicted one another. So I ended up just painting whatever looked good to me.
The sashimono designs are all authentic Sengoku period samurai designs. I'm sure someone can tell you every detail of the samurai who displayed them, right down to his favorite breakfast cereal. I've probably mixed mortal enemies together in my little band. Ah well, they'll learn to get a long.