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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

6mm Samurai: Primer and Basing options

Since I am new to painting 6mm and Samurai miniature wargaming, I have been researching various approaches to painting and basing.  I thought I'd share my thoughts on these topics in two videos.

The first video focuses on using grey, black or black with grey drybrush as options for priming.  I did a test for each and then share which I chose.  Typically I just use a grey primer for painting miniatures.

The second video discusses what basing I chose for the two wargame rules I'm going to game with.  At the end I go into casualty marker options as well.

I think my next video will be on how I do the sashimono flags and other flags.  The sashimono flag is the banner on the backs of the samurai and ashigaru.


Video looking at priming options.


Video on basing options for two rulesets I've chosen.




Saturday, August 14, 2021

6mm Samurai: 2D6 vs Baccus


I have chosen to dive back into Samurai miniature wargaming again.  I didn't get too far last time with 15mm.  I have always been a big fan of the Samurai period in Japan, but I think the quantity of 15mm I needed to paint up for Killer Katanas rules basically did me in.

I saw the Commands and Colors: Samurai on GMT P500, so decided to put in an order.  I figured it had a lot of good scenarios and maybe could be used with miniatures, like I've seen with other Commands and Colors games.

Rather than 15mm, this time round I am giving 6mm a go.  I went with the 2D6 6mm Samurai Kickstarter that included their ruleset.  I like the detail in the miniatures, but not a fan of how brittle they are.  I figured I should give Baccus a go, so I ordered their Samurai Army pack.  This would give me a good variety of miniatures to paint up.  From what I see so far, they look good.  I will probably focus on just the Baccus, but might fill in a few with 2D6.

I decided to make a video comparing the two companies 6mm Samurai side by side.




Thursday, August 12, 2021

My Game History by Period Graphed

Have you ever wondered what games you've run by period of time looks like?  Well, I had that thought today and decided to plot the games I've run.  This represents the past 25 years of miniature games I've put on at home, a club or convention.

As you can see, I seem to focus on the period from ACW to WWII.  Most of my 1860s-70s period games have been ACW.  I guess my wargaming is approximately hundred years from the 1860s to the 1960s.