Scurrying around I eventually found two file boxes, that were heavy enough to house my Japanese Samurai forces.
Opening up the two boxes I found only one contained figures I had started, whilst the other contained figures that I had bought from a friend many years ago (20?)
My figures are a mix of a few manufacturers, Dixon, Warrior and iirc Amazon miniatures (though don't quote me).
I mixed and matched many heads, some looking OK but others looking quited bizarre.
So here's the photographs:
|The two file boxes side by side. (mine in tight formation on the right)|
|Mostly Dixon minis (?) , banners & sashimono on all my figures are for the Honda clan|
|Yet more Dixon's...|
|...and more (with weird head styles !)|
|Mostly "Warrior" figures , maybe, possibly|
|Haven't a clue who made these|
|Another pic of the above (obligatory obvious comment)|
|Daimyo with bodyguards (obligatory blurry picture)|
|Palanquin (note all figures are Dixon's in this collection)|
|Close up of infantry types (yep, I know all the proper lingo)|
|... and lots of cavalry which I could never afford !|
|Ninja, of course - almost mandatory that everyone has to have them|
|The army general (insert Japanese terminology here)|
Once more I risked life and limb to access places Indiana Jones would have found tricky and recovered the missing box containing the remainder of my Japanese.
|Now that's more like it !|
|Close up (Editor: read padding)|
|Proper close up|
|They're all painted up as the "Ii" clan, renowned for wearing red.|
|Ork, goblin or whatever I haven't a clue ...|
There are lot of better (possibly) figures on the market now, rather than when I started, but not that many in metal and fewer still with any character to them.
I gave up on this project because I couldn't find a set of rules that were fit for purpose despite looking at many sets. Recent cardboard filled sets need not apply for consideration.
Thanks for taking the time to visit, I hope it was worth it and of course your comments are always welcomed and appreciated.