History

History of Japan Podcast on Warrior Monks

Isaac Meyer’s History of Japan podcast has two episodes on ‘warrior monks,’ which do a good job of summarising Mikael Adolphson’s argument that the archetypal warrior monk, or sōhei, image so beloved of figure designers is an invention of the Edo period. In fact, the armies of Buddhist temples were really no different in appearance… Continue reading History of Japan Podcast on Warrior Monks

Rules

Tenka Fubu Army Generator

I've added a simple army generator to the downloads section. I made one ages ago for Tenkatoitsu, but hadn't got around to making one for Tenka Fubu. I should say that I haven't actually used it as I tend to generate armies 'by feel' for specific battles or scenarios, so there may be a lot… Continue reading Tenka Fubu Army Generator

History, Painting and basing

Takeda Shingen’s ‘Sun Tzu’ Flag and Wargaming Aesthetics

Probably the most famous flag of the Sengoku Jidai is Takeda Shingen’s ‘Sun Tzu’ banner, bearing a quotation from Sun Tzu, meaning something like “"as swift as the wind, as calm as the forest, as fierce as fire, as unshakable as a mountain." There is, unsurprisingly for the Sengoku period, no contemporary evidence that such… Continue reading Takeda Shingen’s ‘Sun Tzu’ Flag and Wargaming Aesthetics