23/12/2021 at 10:24 #166321
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.23/12/2021 at 11:28 #166324Guy FarrishParticipant
Are you sure ‘tangent’ covers it?
Beautiful and enticing as always – looking forward to seeing the battle and reading abut the rules.23/12/2021 at 13:43 #166328
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/23/12/2021 at 14:20 #166330
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..."23/01/2022 at 17:05 #167492
Gradually getting closer. Total up to 1,200…23/01/2022 at 17:07 #16749323/01/2022 at 21:19 #167501AdmiralHawkeParticipant
Posts like this make me dangerously tempted to start a whole new period and scale. 😉
Such an impressive undertaking. They look really great. 🙂23/01/2022 at 23:19 #16750224/01/2022 at 06:01 #167504Geof DowntonParticipant
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 20:1124/01/2022 at 11:27 #167525
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.24/01/2022 at 20:02 #16755424/01/2022 at 21:17 #167556
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.09/06/2022 at 10:37 #174357
Got round to playing the first part of the Battle of Inō. So here it’s Nobunaga’s 700 men against Shibata Katsuie’s 1,000 men in 1:1 scale. This was mainly an opportunity to test out some ideas for changes to my ‘small battle’ rules ‘Ningen Gojūnen.’09/06/2022 at 14:27 #174369
Oh sure, just keep us in suspense waiting for the AAR and details…
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."09/06/2022 at 14:33 #17437309/06/2022 at 15:45 #174377Deleted UserMember
Reading historical account of battles, I couldn’t get an idea of how big it was. This being 1:1 helps a lot.09/06/2022 at 15:54 #174379SteelonsandParticipant
Utterly stunning work as always – your Blog/website is a masterclass in how to produce ‘small scale’ works of art – absolutely full of inspiration – now hungry to hear more about how the battle went ! 🙂09/06/2022 at 19:48 #174391
Thanks very much. I’ve done a bit of a write-up of the action, though it was a pretty straightforward game just to try out some new rules ideas.09/06/2022 at 20:17 #174392
Thanks much! Very good looking game, indeed. The markers do look a lot better than tokens IMO, but did you find yourself overlooking them some since they blend so well?
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."09/06/2022 at 20:38 #174397
Less noticeable and they take up more space than counters, so the squares could get a bit cluttered. Does look a lot better, but I could mostly photoshop the counters out for photos.09/06/2022 at 23:44 #174407Mike HeaddenParticipant
Are those the Mura buildings? I remember looking at those before I went a scale further down and got my, as yet unpainted, 3mm samurai.
There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data10/06/2022 at 00:06 #174410
Cheers. Yes, they’re mostly the old Mura buildings now sold by 2D6. There are also some old Castle Arts 10mm in there (now sold by Pendraken). The Mura being large 6mm and the Castle Arts being small 10mm, the two mostly mix OK.
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