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khurasanminiatures23 Jun 2010 7:49 p.m. PST

Here are the greens of the long awaited Pre-Samurai Japanese (Later Kofun) cavalry and mounted command (a general and a standard bearer):



DeanMoto23 Jun 2010 8:26 p.m. PST

Wow those are excellent! I love the pre-/early-Samurai that McBride artwork really got me hooked. I bet there would be a market for them in 28mm I don't think anyone else makes them if they do, not to your standards. Respects, Dean

Ivan DBA23 Jun 2010 8:30 p.m. PST

Those look incredible! I WILL be placing an order as soon as they are available.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2010 12:06 a.m. PST

I couldnt open the picts :-(

unitrecon24 Jun 2010 1:26 a.m. PST

Full of character! Love the General. These are as good as bacuss's's 6mm – beating the majority of 15mm figsby miles.

Any hope of a matching japanese fantasy range?

helmet10124 Jun 2010 4:40 a.m. PST

Very nice, actually samurais are less difficult to paint than what I thought.

khurasanminiatures24 Jun 2010 7:54 a.m. PST

Hi, actually, these are not samurai.

axabrax24 Jun 2010 8:27 a.m. PST

Whom do they fight? Koreans? Each other?

khurasanminiatures24 Jun 2010 8:50 a.m. PST

Yes, and Tang Chinese (in Korea) as well. Also fight the Emishi, of course.

Jojojimmyjohn24 Jun 2010 9:03 a.m. PST

OOOOOO I want some!!!
…and some raptors
…..and a herd of trikes
……and a band of post apoc chainsaw weilding maniacs
…….and and…..8^)

Lion in the Stars24 Jun 2010 11:19 a.m. PST

Still a little before my time period, but I may buy some anyway!

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2010 3:20 p.m. PST

Finally got pics to load. Great poses on the archers! I look forward to seeing the Be archers as well.

Unfortunately im waiting to do Kofun Japanese until Eureka does the 3 Kindoms Koreans on their P600 list.

Skeptic24 Jun 2010 9:00 p.m. PST

Alright! I expect to order a DBA army's worth of this range, once these (and the high command) are in production.

Do you have any plans to release a Himiko (?) figure, and/or any menial camp servants or slaves?

khurasanminiatures25 Jun 2010 6:06 a.m. PST

Funny you should ask -- I planned to make a mass foot army and Yayoi Japanese were definitely in the running, mostly because I wanted to make a Himiko model! (Himiko was Yayoi, so too early for the later Kofun.) But eventually I was convinced that there were many more popular massed foot armies, and I went with Iroquois (pre-colonial) which will be released this summer. (I actually have the models for them, including the wood armoured nobility, just waiting for them to be painted.)

Garand25 Jun 2010 6:20 a.m. PST

That's too bad. I have no interest in Iroquis, but would have bought a nice army of Yayoi!


philipus25 Jun 2010 8:12 a.m. PST

Great figures!!!!
Hope you are planning a fully armed (upper body armour, lamellar leggings in 2 parts and horse barding) cavalryman too. See Slingshot 251 and 252: articles by Duncan Head ; Osprey, Early Samurai 200-1500 AD: Plate C number 3: Iwai figure.
Evidence that such cavalry was certainly being used can be found in Haniwa figurines depicting such armour.
Such a figure would make this great range complete !!!!
Hope you will consider such a figure.


ancientsgamer25 Jun 2010 8:58 a.m. PST

Glad to hear about the Iroquois too…. Actually a decent army in FoG ;-)

khurasanminiatures25 Jun 2010 10:11 a.m. PST

This is it for the cavalry, phillipus. I am actually making the range in consultation with Duncan, IIRC he opined that armoured cavalry of that type probably isn't necessary for the range. There's also little call for them in either the FoG or the DBMM lists for the later kofun (read Nara) armies.

If you want to commission them, however, drop me a note by pm or email so we can discuss.

Ancientsgamer, so I am told!

Musashi Yamasaki27 Jul 2010 10:02 p.m. PST

I added a blurp on Fanaticus as well about this but I'll add it here. I just love your Pre-Samurai range, but as some others have said, I need a 2/3rds complete DBA Army like I need another hole in my head. I've been anxiously awaiting for the Cav figures to be available.

I'm still not sure what I'd use for the Arty for the III 7 b option?

All that aside, I'm so happy you went forward with this range, it's my favorite by far, but didn't want to get the foot painted and not able to complete the project! Your figures are so nice, I just couldn't stand having to use lesser models mixed in. It would just ruin the whole thing lol.

Any word on when the Cav will be available for purchase?

Spiffy Iguana30 Jul 2010 12:25 p.m. PST

Actually, I have been looking for some pre-colonial Iroquois, so I am excited to hear about them coming out. Yayoi would still be amazingly cool though.

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