Sunday, January 12, 2014

From TimB: Ashigaru Bannerman and Head Trophies (13 points)


From Tim:
This is the last figure I needed to finish up for my "Lion Clan" bushi buntai that will be used in the upcoming campaign (oh, I have plenty more Lion Clan miniatures - but I only need 400 points worth for the campaign, so... I'm done these guys for now!).
The miniature is actually a Perry Miniatures Ashigaru Spearman. Ashigaru Bannermen come in packs of four (with banners) and Ashigaru Spearman come in packs of six and I am a cheap ba$tard... so I bought the spearmen and an making my own banners! 

Unfortunately the back of the banner ended up looking better - cleaner, more centred, than the front....
In Ronin, Samurai can gain bonus victory points by collecting heads of slain enemies. So I thought I should make some counters to keep track of who has taken heads....

I love the heads - how wonderfully grisly! (I wish we were allowed to do this at work. It would be very motivational and allow for constant advancement opportunities.) The ashigaru bannerman is brilliant as well and you've done a wonderful job with his banner. 

The standard bearer and the poor lads with the katana haircuts will give Tim 13 points. Great work Mr. B!


16 comments:

  1. Great work on the Banner Man, I like your thinking

    Ian

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  2. Now that's good.

    Curt...I have a few candidates for the. Katana myself!

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    1. Haha. Yes, in my work we have to develop these ridiculous LEAN processes to 'create better operational efficiencies'. I could really get behind this approach (as long as I'm behind the hilt and not the edge...)

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    2. Oh it's you is it, bane of my life.. LEAN , my ar@e..I will be right there , behind the hilt!

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    3. Oh no, I am not guilty. I vas only following orderz.

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  3. Oh now those heads are gross. Brilliant idea!

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  4. "How would Sir like his hair cut today?"
    "Collar length I think"
    *swish* *thunk*

    Lovely idea for the heads Tim and I like the bannerman.

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  5. I'm a cheapskate and really appreciate your thought process. As for the severed heads hahahahahaha!

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  6. That bannerman looks splendid. Excellent free hand work there!

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  7. Outstanding work on the bannerman. I very much like your separated heads idea though.

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  8. Can't believe I'm the 12th comment and I still get to be first to say...

    Nice to see you getting ahead on the painting Tim!

    Honestly people, what's going on?!?

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    1. Haha! Good one Millsy. Actually I didn't want to steal all the good lines! ;P

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  9. Great work and those heads are excellent.
    Cheers

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