So what rule system or source material do you use to play and what options are out there for those of us obsessed with samurai?
I am not trying to advertise for anyone else but just get a little more interest in the Samurai army battles that wargames factory provides a great start to. But while you can field a complete army with their line there are some missing pieces that can be added later or from another games manufacturer. I am curious what rules people are using for feudal Japan large and small scale battles, what other manufacturers are you getting how do the look compared to each other that kind of thing. Also terrain for these battles.
I will start -
Wargames factory - can build a large army fast with their plastic kits - good historical references covering some popular time frames. As far as I am concerned best bang for the buck.
Kensei - (Spain) has free rules - some great miniatures to round out the rest of your army - can be a bit expensive but quality items - even plastcraft terrain.
Bushido GCT - (UK) also has free rules online to download - they are smaller skirmish based with more demon/supernatural influence but good looking miniatures and an improved battle system. Can be expensive per miniature.
Northstar (UK) - their miniature are shown along with Wargames factory in the Ronin book from Osprey - I got a copy under $15.00 at amazon and it has a solid system, not a ton of details but seems like a good intro.
Hassle free minis - have some martial artist minis, geisha, that type of thing - Japanese but not armored samurai
Steel first miniature (UK) - traditional samurai has own webstore (currently on kickstarter for a while https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/53 ... sekigahara
Tales of war (UK) - has a few nice looking samurai inspired hero miniatures - based in UK
Reaper - has some solid ronin non armored and armored samurai
Perry - the original? metal samurai - seem a bit dated to me but solid designs
Old Glory - warrior monks, all kids of samurai - like Perry maybe dated looking but solid
Okko - discontinued game but still can get some great fantasy type undead Asian miniatures for a deal - solid skirmish board game rules too. Can use any of the above figures as stand ins.
Malifaux - honorable mention - undead samurai - nice sculpts
darkhammer miniatures (overseas) - another honorable mention - fantasy demon type samurai
- awesome prepained laser cut peasant houses (based in UK)http://www.plastcraftgames.com
- peasant houses, bridges, small ronin house, pottery - cardboard (Spain)http://www.renaissanceminiatures.com
- recent kickstarter that will have great East Asian laser cut buildings for sale soon. (USA based)
I know I missed some stuff feel free to add on or correct anything here - these are just ones off the top of my head - there has got to be more out there. Maybe at some point we can post some pictures of some popular ones side by side for a scale comparison.