The temples and monasteries of feudal Japan weren’t just a retreat from everyday life, they were a hotbed of political and religious unrest. What better place for a dust up then?
Japan in the 16th century was a bad time to be a farmer. The wars for control of the country had lasted for generations, and local samurai rulers oppressed the peasant classes ruthlessly. But perhaps this village would be different, as a plucky band of rebels deployed to try to fight off the samurai lord […]
In late June 1944 British forces near Caen had the German under intense pressure. Striking deep into the German lines, the 15th Scottish division had found itself assaulted on both flanks of the salient. Now they in turn had launched their own counter-attack and taken back some of the ground recaptured by the Germans. Fresh […]
One of the things I love about 20th Century wargames are the tanks and vehicles. I’d much rather be painting an AFV than the infantry to go with it (although strangely I prefer playing games with plenty of infantry over tank-heavy ones…) One thing I try to do is get maximum bang for my buck […]
So, I’ve painted up a load of Samurai and assorted other medieval Japanese bods lately and thought I’d give a quick rundown on some of the miniatures I’ve used and compare them. I’ve always loved the period, and had a load of miniatures in my lead pile intending to play more of Osprey’s excellent skirmish […]