Friday, September 4, 2015

Side tracked, yet again... Small Ronin or Daisho skirmish force

So, with all the Warhammer 30k going on, you would think that I should be working on my Fire Raptor and Sicaran Venator, but no I got sidetracked, once again, with another side project.

Mike, Kevin, Dave, and I have started looking at some small skirmish games set in ancient Japan.  Is it ancient if referring to the 16th century? If we can call a 386 ancient technology, then I am going to stick with the 1500's being ancient too.  The two games we have looked at are Ronin (by Osprey) and Daisho (by the Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare).  Ronin is historically based and sticks pretty close to real history, while Daisho is more mythical factoring in powers and demons (if you so choose).  The great thing is that both can be played with the same figures, which we all collected over the last few months and have been sitting cleaned and primed on my painting desk.


I was sick the last few days from work and couldn't focus on some of the technical work I had to do on my 30k stuff, so I pulled out a few figures to get ready for Ronin.

Keep in mind I set out to paint these quickly and to a table top level, they are not meant to be show entry pieces.  I used quick base colour (mid-tone), wash (shadow), highlight method, with very little additional cleanup of fine detail.


I think the longest part on each was painting to insignia's on the back banners.

All of the figures, other than the large banner bearer, are from the Northstar Bushi Buntai box set for Ronin.  The large banner bearer is from Perry Miniatures.  The figures are all excellent quality and the various other Northstar and Perry figures I picked up will all mix with each other perfectly.

However for only about 6 hours of total paint time, I am pretty happy with them.  I may go back and clean up some of the fine details at a later date, but for now I have a force to play either game with.

Hint Hint Kevin, Mike, and Dave....






10 comments:

Kevin Holland said...

For a "quickie" paint job, they look great Byron! Well done! I guess I have to get busy on my figs...

Paul K. said...

Ahem...

https://sabersedge.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/ronin-game-terrain-misc-and-temptation-fulfilled/

https://sabersedge.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/the-last-time-i-finished-a-big-project/

Byron said...

Yup, I know you have them too Paul. It was just the rest of us jumping in now too.

We need to get a game in sometime

Phil said...

Beautiful minis, love the colors!

el frances said...

Very nice painting job ! Congratulations !

Sylvain said...

Very neat. I love the era too.

DaveV said...

Nice work, Byron.

I've been cleaning up Samurai figs while listening to the Criterion DVD commentary for the movie SEVEN SAMURAI. Maybe 13 ASSASSINS tomorrow.

Paul K. said...

I had 13 Assassins on a loop while I was working on my guys. Great movie.

DeanM said...

They do look great. Nice work on them all!

Greg B said...

Excellent work Byron - nice to see you slumming it with the rest of us "table top quality" painters :)

Snarkiness aside, this looks like it will be a lot of fun. Anytime I try and paint Samurai stuff, my circuits fry and I lose my mind. Great work - I love the extra-large banner in particular.