|TOPIC: Japanese peasants|
5th Feb 2015 02:11:59
I would love to see peasants for the Samurai range. Maybe a pack with farm implements and one with bamboo spears. They would be useful for a variety of forces in the period and would allow the creation of Ikko-Ikki forces.
5th Feb 2015 03:33:15
Suggest that you might like to look at:
[[ECW05]] - Clubmen
... as a substitute, while the sculptors are hard at work. If you use a little imagination with the paint job and perhaps some green stuff to make 'coolie' hats, then you might end up with something that will look about right from a distance. Some of the figures have muskets. Others have a variety of pointy sticks.
I have just taken a very close look at mine with a magnifying hood - the catalogue photo doesn't really do them justice.
Hope this helps.
6th Feb 2015 09:01:27
Thanks for the suggestion. I think that I could get away with a substitution like that on some of those small models, like 3mm. On detailed models like Baccus 6mm, it would be just too obvious.
5th Mar 2015 05:51:42
I am really interested in peasants of the Asian variety. I am currently working on a Taiping rebellion project. Most of the combatants wore silk tops and pants and various headgears. I want to use baccus' japanese retainers as Taiping and Imoerial soldiers. I will give them turbans and longer spears and try to figure out how to model some matchlocks. This conflict took place from 1851-1866. You would think that the models would not work.
I never would have considered the club men as Asian peasants. I will have to give them some consideration. I wish there were better pictures of them. The current picture looks washed out.
I have not had a good look at the retainers but I believe they will work. 6mm is great for embellishing details with broad strokes. For an example of this check out my blog...
I have some Asian peasants on there that I am currently working on. I have a lot of baccus 6mm models on there. I am not encouraging you to do what I did. I am only showing you what can be done in 6mm conversion wise.
Www.Nerdwargamer.blogspot.com Games played = Piquet, DbA and DbMM 6mm, Irregular Wars
9th Mar 2015 08:46:14
One reason what I've never done Ikko-Ikki 'peasants' is that given the amount of captured equipment that accumulated, I think that very quickly they would have taken on the appearance of their opponents! If you do feel the need to have something a little less regular, why not dip into the mediaeval range and use the retainers and Sohei to add a little something to your bases?
- The Overlord
21st Mar 2015 09:44:45
I tend to use ashigaru as they are easy to convert to basic peasants (remove sashimono and file helmet down). Rapier Indian Swordsmen convert easily to unarmoured ronin / Sohei. Failing that any medieval spear-armed troops could do.
24th May 2015 10:01:33
I would love to see Japanese peasants added to the line