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Basha Felika28 Nov 2020 2:41 p.m. PST

Just been watching the film again – what rules would you suggest for classic 18/19th century Samurai games – large scale skirmishes with lots of swordplay rather than the set piece actions later in the period, with maybe 40-100 figures per side?

For once, I wasn't sure where best to post this – maybe we need another board!? 😇

Glengarry528 Nov 2020 4:57 p.m. PST

For my Boshin War project I plan to use modified Rebels & Patriots from Osprey Games but the Boshin War was fought mostly by troops armed with firearms.

alan in canberra28 Nov 2020 11:20 p.m. PST

The Osprey Ronin rules has section on this conflict. Works well with up to 30 figures a side. Regards Alan

Robert Burke29 Nov 2020 1:10 a.m. PST

Years ago I wrote an article on the organization and weapons for the Satsuma Rebellion of 1877. If you would like a copy you can contact me directly at burker1 (at) aol (dot) com.

In regards to rules, I would use The Men Who Would Be Kings. The Imperials would be regular infantry and the Satsuma Samurai would be Irregular Infantry and Fierce in battle.

Robert Burke29 Nov 2020 1:11 a.m. PST

Glengarry-what figures do you use for the Boshin War?

Olivero29 Nov 2020 8:33 a.m. PST

Hi, it's an interesting scenario. I alway thought I would use the Smooth&Rifled rules with this supplement PDF link if I ever got round to do it…..

Or you could use that PDF link expansion for Sharp Practice (a little more miniatures on the table maybe).

Or the Triumph & Tragedy expansion. Although I don't know if that is still available in print (or pdf). The expansion is available at least here link

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2020 9:37 a.m. PST

Black Powder?

Rokurota05 Dec 2020 2:45 p.m. PST

For Boshin War figures:
bacninhminiatures.blogspot.com

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