Painting and basing

Takeda command bases

It's been a while, but I've done some more command bases, this time for the Takeda. These are the usual 25mm x 30mm bases, with Baccus commanders and printed Project Wargaming nobori bearers. These are for the Takeda around 1561. The bases represent Takeda Shingen, Baba Nobuharu, Kudō Sukenaga and Oyamada Nobuari, (or Nobushige etc.)… Continue reading Takeda command bases

Painting and basing

Hōjō Commanders.

To add to the honjin for Hōjō Ujiyasu, I've made some commander stands. I've done 5 to begin with, but will have to add another 2 or 3. I'll then be able to improvise a Hōjō army for club games similar to what I've done with the Uesugi, by adding specific command stands to the… Continue reading Hōjō Commanders.

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