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Sep
05
2017

Japanese temple

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?

8
Aug
29
2017

Ronin: Hold the Bridge!

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 […]

5
Jul
11
2017

28mm Samurai miniatures review

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 […]

2
Jul
04
2017

Ronin Warband: Sohei Warrior Monks

One of the most distinctive troops types in Japanese (and some other eastern Asian) armies are the warrior monks. The original martial artists these guys were not shy about stepping off the temple grounds to go and bust heads, and had a pretty fearsome reputation as warriors.

6
Jun
27
2017

Ronin Warbands: Bushi and Ikko Ikki

Health warning: if you like your historical wargames to played with a completely straight face and 100% historical accuracy, look away now because the theme for these mini armies might just make you chuck a thrombo.

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