Wargames Factory Samurai preview

By tgn_admin
In Historical
Aug 26th, 2011
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SamuraiWargames Factory have posted a preview of their upcoming 28mm plastic Samurai figures.

From their announcement:

We expect the box set to contain 25 Samurai Figures. The armament will consist of Katana, Wakizashi and Yari. All will be armored with separate torsos, heads and legs. Arms, at the time of this posting, will have the weapon molded to the hand though that could change. Options for unit leaders will be included and some of the heads will be bare and a few may have face masks; all will have the option for Sashimono (back banners).

Standard bearers and musicians will be found in our upcoming Ashigaru set (which, at the time of this post, will have 30-Ashigaru in armor and armed with either Yari, Yumi or Teppo [spear, bow or Arquebus]). Other sets planned in this range are Samurai Cavalry (12-figures) and a Samurai Lord with Retinue (6-figures). All sets, at the time of this post, will retail for $19.95 USD. Tentative release date is October/November 2011 for the Samurai.

We are doing final tweaks on the sculpts and we would like all feedback to be directed to our home page at the link provided so we can take into account any corrections or ideas from those interested in posting constructive criticism. Mold cutting will probably start at the end of next week.

  • Haibane

    Ack! Another period that has tempted me over the years. I seem to recall that the Perrys said they didn’t think that samurai plastics would be feasible since the armour detailing would lose definition along the sides of the model. Wonder if this will prompt them to take up the challenge?

  • jackgaudette

    The Perry Brothers have certainly mastered plastic. This is a long awaited kit. It will be intersting to see how it does.

  • KaneBlaireau

    Hmmm…does his head seem big and his arms short or is it just me? Maybe the angle?

    • cama

      Big? It’s like SPUTNIK on a STICK! Head! Move!

  • scarletsquig

    This is the first release from WGF in a long time that I actually think looks okay.

  • jjdiffley

    None of the armor is Historically accurate. Shame too, as these were the only non-Tim Barry IP sculpts WGF HK is putting out. Yes Kane, the proportions are way off – the new sculptor has, until now, worked with 54mm+ sculpts only, and this shows in these and the so-called Shock Trooper Heavy Weapon set. Legs, arms and heads all out of proportion, making them look cheap. $20 US is still too high a price for what you get, given there are better quality Dollar Store crap miniatures than these.