Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Legends of the Far East -- Samurai!

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.
I will take a short break from these guys to work on some other projects that have my attention.  But I have plenty more models to go.  I did promise I would get out of control, remember?  I have samurai and ashigaru with yari, ninjas, and samurai in kimonos.  So there's a bunch more to come... all guaranteed to be semi-historical and somewhat researched!

7 comments:

Da Green Skins said...

That's the spirit Jerry. I think they look great and can't wait to see more of them.

Mike G. said...

They look awesome. I should bust mine out to paint for Legends of the Far East!

Jerry said...

Thanks guys!

Mike, if you have samurai, get them painted! I'd like to put these models to use in some games.

Drunken Samurai said...

Must...resist...samurai...AAAAHHHH!!!!

Scott said...

Nice Jerry, I like your attitude to the correct history! ;-)
I've downloaded these rules too, and have always had an interest in the period, (being a bit of a martial arts guy in the past), just never got round to getting any models. I'll watch this with interest...

Mike G. said...

Jerry, pulled out my minis! I have some Perrys as well and I should start working on them.

Jerry said...

Glad to here I'm helping to spread the good word of the samurai. Get those figures painted and start playing some games!