Wednesday, 25 May 2011

28mm Sengoku Samurai Game Pictures and Eye Candy.

Asked by some people to show my samurai collection, so I put up a few pictures and will probably use this as a game setting for The Rejects to have a game with a few changes. The game is loosely based on Japan expelling Christian clergy from it's shores due to secret and not so secret plots and plans of the missionaries.


Missionaries were not reluctant to take military action if they considered it an effective way to Christianize Japan. They often associated military action against Japan with the conquest of China. They thought that well-trained Japanese soldiers who had experienced long civil wars would help their countries conquer China. For example, Alessandro Valignano said to the Philippine Governor that it was impossible to conquer Japan because the Japanese were very brave and always received military training but that Japan would benefit them when they would conquer China. Francisco Cabral also reported to the King of Spain that priests were able to send to China two or three thousand Japanese Christian soldiers who were brave and were expected to serve the king with little pay.
The Jesuits provided various kinds of support including military support to Kirishitan (Roman Catholic Christians) daimyo when they were threatened by non-Kirishitan daimyo. Most notable was their support of Omura Sumitada and Arima Harunobu, who fought against the anti-Catholic Ryuzoji clan. In the 1580s, Valignano believed in the effectiveness of military action and fortified Nagasaki and Mogi. In 1585,Gaspar Coelho asked the Spanish Philippines to send a fleet but the plan was rejected due to the shortness of its military capability. Christians Protasio Arima and Paulo Okamoto were named as principals in an assassination plot to murder the magistrate in charge of the Shogunate's most important port city of Nagasaki.
More can be read here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirishitan

Below are pictures of the collection but not all, still more samurai and ashigaru to be deployed plus the Ikko Ikki forces and of course 50 or 60 ninja (did a game once of Oda Nobunaga attack on the Iga Province, needed a lot of ninja for that).Any questions just leave a comment and I will try and answer it.

























97 comments:

  1. You could have fooled me about the ninja, I didn't think anyways could see a ninja. Anyways, looks like a really in depth, historical game. The notions of using Japanese weaknesses and strengths to capture China seems amazing and a skillful thing to plot, it seems history has had other plans though.

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  2. Wowsers! Fantastic Eye candy, thanks for sharing. This is an awsome collection and superb table. Sweet!

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  3. Awesome. There is nothing more I can say.
    I'm just drooling over my keyboard here.

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  4. Just...WOW! Bloody brilliant matey!

    Of course, there could already be a couple hundred ninja on that table and we'd never know...

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  5. Thats a fantastic looking collection and a very nice table setup.

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  6. Apologies but the ninja are not deployed yet, the poor players have to trigger them or they appear due to game conditions.

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  7. Stunning is the word. That's an incredible amount of dedication to a single theme, and the time and energy has paid off. I could look at this a long time. Man, the Rejects have it good!

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  8. Very nice Francois, about time we had a Samurai game!!

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  9. I keep seeing more. I love the smaller terrain elements just big enough for a single mini. The cart is clever too, suggesting a sudden attack. Very inspiring.

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  10. Damn you have an amazing collection man ;D

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  11. jesus,, thats a really cool town you got there

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  12. That table is so full of awesome.... Thank you for sharing the images!

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  13. I live in Japan....my god mate, that is simply fantastic!
    What a collection!!!
    T.

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  14. This is awesome. Very very well done. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Holy crap. Look at all that stuff. Dang. Makes my cooking toys look like nothing, compared to all that stuff.

    Guess what today is? First day of 12 off. Rah.

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  16. Wow -- this is beyond breathtaking. I can only dream about having a collection like that some day. Truly amazing.

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  17. Holy Smokes Lurker! That is massive. I love the fields of rolling wheat, reminds me of the musical Okahoma. "that waving wheat sure smelled sweat, when the wind came rolling down the plain"

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  18. What you mean Ray is yet another Samurai game.

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  19. oh wow , thats a really neat town you've got going there

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  20. Holy crapola Lurker, that looks cool as hell. Excellent work.

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  21. Fuck me Fran, that is a *particularly* sweet set up.

    Colour me envious. I hope that you guys have a great few games on it. When the set up is of that quality I cant imagine it being anything other than brilliant :)

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  22. beautiful town, didn't know about the european military ambitions. :)

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  23. Awesome stuff! Must have taken a while to set up!

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  24. Fantastic tabletop. Great collection.

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  25. Very very impressive layout Fran - you should definitely consider putting that table on at a show, it's definitely good enough!

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  26. I wonder how many rooms in the house you need for all of your lovely collections :)

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  27. That Japanese village looks really cool!

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  28. @DEZMOND: Just one shed/man cave.

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  29. awe inspiring, mouth watering and jaw dropping all at once. :D

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  30. That looks like it took forever to make

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  31. Excellent post. First a good history lesson and then a good visual shock with your beautiful game table

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  32. Wow, that's massive :D how long did it take to set up?

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  33. very impressive looks like a real small city for a giant

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  34. Can I just say, that set up is fricken awesome!

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  35. That right there is pretty damn impressive!!!

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  36. @Colin Biano: Between online gaming and setting it up, about 6 hours.

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  37. Hey, im late to the party today, but that looks great. Good stuff!

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  38. Wow! Great collection!

    Did you know that the Jesuits rule the world? It's true. I read it on the internet.

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  39. Holy cow! I really want to come and play with you. This is bloody fantastic!

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  40. That my friend is a truly awesome playing field. Is that a cut up door mat you used for rice paddies?

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  41. that is an awesome looking battlefield.

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  42. it sure looks like a war is goin on there :D

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  43. That is fucking beautiful brother!

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  44. Wow probably the most beautiful setup battlefield I ever seen in my life!

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  45. HOLY FUCK man. That is sooooooooooo detailed, it's more than amazing. Seriously, you should be workign for some Hollywood production company, helping design stage setups or something.

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  46. Cool! And cool that I can finally comment again. :)

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  47. The tag eye candy is an understatement, That whole setting is beautifully detailed

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  48. WOW!! Just wow, this ROCK!

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  49. I recognize the lady with the child, in the middle of all that, and thought I saw a piece of cannon over by the waterfront in one shot. Great setup, and almost too much to take in.

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  50. WOW!! That's one stunning board!!

    Christopher

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  51. Very sweet pictures indeed.

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  52. I honestly feel like playing Godzilla all over your sets bro...lol

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  53. Wow! I'm always so freaking blown away by your military sets. They're always so elaborate. Such magnificent eye candy! And then you have these incredible history articles and this latest one is no exception. I know I've been a bad boy and been away from the blogging world for far too long but I've finally been able to play catch up with blog commenting. I added your site to my blogroll, too, which I've been meaning to do forever and a day. Don't think I've been ignoring you, man. I just had too much comin' down on me. Take care and keep up the great work.

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  55. Those are awesome!! They almost look like real epic scenes of a samurai movie!

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  56. What can I say, its all been said.........BUT.........DITTO.

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  57. damn, the level of detail is incredible! i wish i had the perseverance to fulfill a hobby

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  58. Wow, you must have put a lot of time into that!

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  59. I was expecting nekkid girls.

    So much detail, dude! Congrats

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  60. Ah really good terrain and miniatures. Do you ever play or do you just collect and paint?

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  61. @Nom De Plume: Play a lot, got a game this weekend.

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  62. Man, that is one fantastic set-up! Thanks for posting.

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  63. You have an amazing hobby. Keep it up!

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  64. Looks awesome! Must take a while to paint!

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  65. DUUUUDE you outdid yourself man, a most impressive display my friend

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  66. 81?! people already said it...stunning! You are getting me into a new period if you continue like this.

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  67. Yeah.

    Broken record here.

    Unfreaking believable. Well done.

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  68. That is just too cool for words. So I don't have them.

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  69. Ridiculously crazy and amazing table man! Mind-blowing really, the hobby at its very moment of glory!

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  70. still one of the best real board games or what's it's genre is! looks great again

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  71. That terrain set is amazing.

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  72. Incredible and inspirational! Will we get an AAR from "The Rejects"?

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  73. Too long without a new post from you!

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  74. Oh wow! That is a stunningly beautiful gaming board. You have excelled yourself here, Fran.

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  75. Stunning! Not much else to say... :)

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  76. Fantastic look !!! I like this

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  77. Fran, I'll echo everyone on how awe-inspiring your table is. But can I ask, what rule-set are you using. I cant help but note that most of those figures are individually based. I can't think of the game system your using for the life of me.

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  78. Francois,

    what a fantastic set up. Is the castle scratch built and if so do you have the plans so I can copy it :)

    the rest of the buildings are John Jenkins aren't they?

    cheers
    Matt

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  79. This is absolutly outstanding. We have a lot of real Pros over here, but I rarely get to see such a beautiful and mature setup outside of a convention.

    With this in mind, thank you for sharing!

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