For those of you that’ve been enjoying Test of Honour, but really want to field entire forces of Samurai and other Japanese troops on the battlefield, Warlord Games has you covered. They’re now taking pre-orders for an entire Samurai army for Pike & Shotte. Put your name down on the list and be the first gamer on your block with these figures when they’re released.
From the announcement:
The Samurai are the almost mythical warrior caste of Japanese history. Their most famous exploits occurred during the Sengoku period between 1467 and 1603. With the Emperor and the Shogun unable to control the many daimyos, there was near constant fighting between the various factions. In these times the Samurai code (Bushido) became more defined and standards of fighting improved. Even the introduction of the musket in 1543 was seen as an opportunity rather than a threat.
The Samurai starter army box set contains:
1 metal mounted Samurai commander (two bits, horse and rider)
12 Samurai Horsemen
40 Ashigaru Spearmen
40 Ashigaru Missile Troops
6 decal sheets (Takeda Clan, 3 white and 3 black)
12pp booklet “Armies of the Daimyos” with army lists and rules
Infantry and cavalry bases