Well, after taking a couple of weeks off from painting after my Battlelore exploits, it’s time to get started again.
I’ve got a couple of very large projects coming up (and that’s not counting my 6mm French!) and so I thought that I would work on a relatively quick project, which is my 15mm HOTT Samurai army.
This army is pretty small, being only just over 40 figures. It includes the following units:
- 2 Units Samurai Blades
- 2 Units Ashigaru Spears
- 2 Units Ashigaru Shooters (Arquebuses & Bows)
- 2 Units Samurai Knights
- 1 Hero
- 1 Magician General
- 1 Ronin Lurker (Option)
- 1 Ninja Sneaker (Option)
I’ve also got a stonghold to paint, which will be the usual Samurai Commander’s camp screen, complete with various troops and other paraphernalia.
And then, just as a couple of fantasy options, I’ve got a Magician and a Dragon, so hopefully lots to see in the next couple of weeks.
The figures came with seperate sashimono’s, which were a bit of a pain to attach as the figures did not have a hole for the banner pole – so each had to individually drilled with a pin-vice. However, they do look a lot better when attached, and will hopefully lend extra character to the finished figures.
As you can see, I also decided to give the figures a gray undercoat instead of my usual black – just to see how I get on…
Look for updates on painted units soon.