Saturday 27 April 2024

Comparing Skirmish Rules for the Boshin War

Thanks to EnclavedMicrostate of LAF for this great article posted in his Blog analyzing several rule sets for the Boshin War.  

Going through the various (four) rule sets he've used for the Boshin War, with thoughts on pros and cons of each, both in general terms and specifically for the Bakumatsu period.

You can read the entire article here:

Boshin War game by Colin Snelgrove

Saturday 23 March 2024

Shaguma/Haguma/Koguma head set

New release for our Boshin War range, this time a Shaguma/Haguma/Koguma head set. Originally was a private commission of Ismael Montero to Stavros Zouliatis, and through their loving care now is available for everyone. Ideal for making your own Officers of Tosa, Satsuma and Chosu. Or even a Tosa Jinshotai unit!

*Please note that can need some hobby knife work.

Shaguma, Haguma and Koguma was a type of headgear worn by the officers of the Japanese Imperial troops in the Boshin War. The headgear was quite peculiar, involving the used of long, colored, "bear" hair. The "Red bear" (Shaguma) wigs indicate officers from Tosa Jinshotai, the "White bear" (Haguma) wigs officers from Choshu, and the "Black bear" (Koguma) wigs officers from Satsuma.

Thanks again to Ismael Montero and Stavros Zouliatis for his wonderful work.

Sunday 3 September 2023

Hattori Hanzō, the Shadow Warrior

Hattori Hanzo is the most famous ninja of all times. The anime, TV series and movies has led to him to become an authentic legend. He is equipped with a Kabutokari (helmet breaker) also know as hachiwari. Do you prefer other sword type? Not problem! The figure includes a separated katana if you want to make your own conversion. 

Sculpted by Stavros and painted by the very talented Dwarf Crypt

Saturday 12 August 2023

The Three Outlaws

The Three Outlaws, those three bad guys inspired in a famous samurai movie. Kannuki the Giant, Unosuke the Bad and Inokichi the Ugly. They are perfect to lead your gang. Very carismatic and full of personality, has been sculpted by the ever talented Stavros Zouliatis.

Kannuki the Giant

Unosuke the Bad

Inokichi the Ugly