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    Usagitsuki
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    This year I went off on a bit of a tangent with my 6mm Sengou Jidai project. Finding the excellent 3D print files from Project Wargaming (and someone to print them for me!) meant having access to a much wider variety of poses than the Baccus figures, and with 6mm some creative painting and mixing of figures made it posssible to make mixed weapon ‘feudal’ units for the 1550-1570 period.

    This brought some of Oda Nobunaga’s early battles into range, and as these battles involved relatively small armies, it’s possible to represent them (in 6mm at least) at a figure to man ratio of 1:1. Focussing on the Battle of Inō in 1556, Nobunaga’s army of 700 faced a superior force of 1700 loyal to his brother. As Nobunaga was able to defeat this force before it could come together, the game could be fought as two battles with 700 vs. 1,000 in the first game. This would ‘only’ mean painting 1700 figures…. But that pool of figures will also see double use in big battle games as generic sonae to which I can attach command groups to create bespoke armies.

    Anyway, here’s Oda Nobunaga’s 700-man army:

    And here’s Shibata Katsuie’s 1,000-man army:

    These armies are using most of the same figures, so there’s still another several hundred to paint to actually have both armies on the table. And I need to do some more work on my rules for smaller battles, but hopefully the game of the Battle of Inō should happen sometime next year.

     

    #166324
    Guy Farrish
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    Are you sure ‘tangent’ covers it?

    Beautiful and enticing as always – looking forward to seeing the battle and reading abut the rules.

    #166328
    Usagitsuki
    Participant

    Haha. These things always get out of hand…

    I’d started a ‘small battle’ project before using Baccus, but did Shimazu v. Ōtomo c. 1580 intending to use them as stand-ins for other armies. However, after playing a few campaign games using Mōri as other clans, it felt a bit too jarring, so I felt I wanted to be able to have generic units that I could add command stands to. The greater variety of the 3D figures really enabled it.  More about the idea here:
    https://tenkafubu608971038.wordpress.com/2021/08/03/the-eiroku-project/

    #166330
    Darkest Star Games
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    Having that one army is impressive enough, but when you get that other one complete… man that’s going to be jaw dropping!  I admire your ability to get stuff done.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #167492
    Usagitsuki
    Participant

    Gradually getting closer. Total up to 1,200…

    #167493
    Mike
    Keymaster

    It is just so epic.
    It is really really nice.

    #167501
    AdmiralHawke
    Participant

    Posts like this make me dangerously tempted to start a whole new period and scale. 😉

    Such an impressive undertaking. They look really great. 🙂

    #167502
    Usagitsuki
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    #167504
    Geof Downton
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    Beautiful! Does this mean that you will also have to make more buildings so that the settlements are 1:1 as well?

    After all, these little men all need somewhere to live…

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #167525
    Usagitsuki
    Participant

    I probably will make some more as they’re quite fun to do. Oshiro are bringing out some fishing village buildings, so I’ll almost certainly get some of them. But I’ll have the village of Inō on the table edge so there’s enough bases for now, especially when the fields are added in.

    #167554
    Mike
    Keymaster

    How many hours do you reckon you have put in on this?

    #167556
    Usagitsuki
    Participant

    Oh, no idea. I spend more time on the Sengoku than all the other stuff I do combined, so it’s quite a lot I would think.

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