Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Samurai Cannon (10mm)

 While Cannons were used in sieges they were a lot less common on the open battlefields of the Sengoku Jidai (Warring Sates Period). Which is not to say they were never used just not very often in comparison to other troop types. They were mostly used in siege warfare. Both attacking and defending castles.

Given the relative scarcity I have at this stage only painted 2 cannons for this force. (2 more will go to the opposition once I get them going). Pendraken miniatures make 2 different styles of cannon for their 10mm samurai range. Coming in a mixed pack so you get some of each. It is fair to think of this diversity of models as being as accurate as I wish to go on this project. The Crew all dressed as ashiguru in the same uniforms as before come in 3 posses.

Finally I have included the first force so far as a group picture. Needless to say there is as always a lot more to add and another force to add. I am currently trying colour schemes out on sample figures, so expect to see some soon, maybe very soon. I know I want them to have a red as a base colour and have tried 4 variants it just comes down to selecting one and then getting some done!


Thanks for looking it today. Next update in 2 days time, no idea what I will get done by then as several things on the painting table. So until Thursday, take care and have fun. All the best Clint


20 comments:

  1. Good additions to the force and rightly they're a very small part of the whole.
    Good group shot too.

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    1. The armies are very slowly getting there. It's going to take a while of course, but I am pleased with the progress none the less.

      Thank you Jo.

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  2. That's becoming quite a decent force, isn't it?

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  3. It will take some time to get the numbers I need. The real advantage is that once I have a reasonable number I can do a different clan which can be allies or adversaries as the need dictates.

    Thank you Colgar.

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  4. Looking real good Clint, I think the the last time cannon were used in anger was Osaka in 1615?

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    1. Still a long way to go before I can rival the great and magnificent Posties collection. (Don't know if he has any Samurai though..... but he probably does!)

      I have not read up on Osaka yet. just finished reading about the Kamakura period. So if you tell me that was the last use of cannon I will have to believe you.

      Thank you Fran.

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  5. I do like the group shot of your samurai army, Clint. It's quite a decent force.

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    1. Thank you Bryan. I have just started an opposing force, so I will have something to play against. Still short on Cavalry and spear armed troops as well as loads of other things, but it's a firm start.

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  6. Lovely cannons there Clint and a great looking force too. I love this period and you are doing this justice

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    1. Thank you Peter for your very kind words.

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  7. Good, really good...I love these cannons!

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    1. Thank you Phil. The do give the force another option.

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  8. Nice additions to the army. The group pics are great love the look of the entire force.

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    1. Cheers Simon. As I keep saying loads more to do, but every step brings it a little closer.

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  9. They look really good, Clint! I can easily see the added value of the period and scale. An additional clan could be ally or even foe, they could also be used as a core force in a fantasy army....damn, gotta keep focus, too many projects now! ;)

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    1. Focus...... yes I am trying, but it's hard to keep on track. So I know the feeling very well. I totally agree with all you have said. (I will be starting some new projects very soon! One will be for the BROADSIDE show next year which could be a lot of fun and very quirky! And Historical)
      Thank you David

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  10. Great looking figs and basing!

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  11. Amazing detail on these, hats off to you Sir.

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    1. Thank you for the more than kind words.

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