Progress Update – Dec 2021, Jan & Feb 2022

It's been a while since I did one of these! I had a bit of a lull in the hobby from around mid-December to mid-January and struggled to get inspired to get back to painting. I've been building up steam again this month so wanted to post up a review of what I've been up … Continue reading Progress Update – Dec 2021, Jan & Feb 2022

Progress Update – November 2021

First up, got some 10mm samples for Warring States Chinese from Fogg of War. I wish I'd had these before I'd done my last Chinese project as they were more what I was wanting before I ended up going late Warring States/Early Imperial, but they've no website up yet, just happened to get an email … Continue reading Progress Update – November 2021

Progress Update – September/October 2021

Didn't get an update up last month so this is a double update. My primary focus remains on the Fedual Japanese, both the Early Feudal "small base" project and the larger Sengoku era bases. First up with the Early Feudal/Genpei War era. These are some Provincial Samurai who will be fighting alongside the Minamoto clan … Continue reading Progress Update – September/October 2021

Battle Report – Genpei War Skirmish

I have a few units painted up from my early Feudal Japanese project around the Genpei War, enough for a small command each so thought I'd get them on the table and take my rules out for another spin. Since I last played I've developed some more rules around the deployment and set up and … Continue reading Battle Report – Genpei War Skirmish

Progress Update – August 2021

This month started out well with a few more bases for my various Feudal Japanese projects ongoing. I also got delivery of an order from Pendraken I needed to continue with it (bases, figures, etc). However, a combination of factors meant I've not touched a brush or been near the hobby since that initial burst. … Continue reading Progress Update – August 2021

Progress Update – July 2021

Not a whole lot of painting done this month. I spent a lot of hobby time working on my feudal Japanese rules but have started painting up a couple of test units for the armies. This is a later "sonae" style mixed arms unit from the Sengoku Jidai: I just went with painted mon (the … Continue reading Progress Update – July 2021

Battle Report – Feudal Japan – Ao Vs Shiro Clans – Rematch

After my last game I did some further tweaking and refining of the rules, as well as working out some of the new bits around messengers and banners. Had a chance to try out the changes so brought out the Ao (blue) and Shiro (white) Clan stand ins. I do have an order in for … Continue reading Battle Report – Feudal Japan – Ao Vs Shiro Clans – Rematch

Progress Update – June 2021

Busy enough month this one, lots of family stuff and making the most of the good weather here and there but still managed to knock out a few bits and pieces: Some Greek Hoplites: For the Trojan War, Prince Deiphobus & the Trojan Royal Guard: No doubt some more sons of Priam's fruitful loins in … Continue reading Progress Update – June 2021

Battle Report – Feudal Japan – Ao vs Shiro Clans

I've been significantly revamping my homebrew feudal rules system for the Sengoku Jidai of feudal Japan. As part of it I played out a test game. As I've still no figures for it I used MDF bases with blue and white blu tac and some hastily penned on numbers and letters to represent the units. … Continue reading Battle Report – Feudal Japan – Ao vs Shiro Clans

Rules for the Sengoku Jidai: Revamped

Regular readers of my blog may know that some time ago I wrote about my experimentation with creating my own ruleset for warfare in Feudal Japan. I had a fairly solid set of rules that seemed to work reasonably well, yet as time passed I felt uninspired to go back to them and to actually … Continue reading Rules for the Sengoku Jidai: Revamped