Kensei: Wako vs Namban Kickstarter

Yesterday Spanish games company Zenit Miniatures launched their latest Kickstarter campaign to expand their 32mm scale fantasy samurai game Kensei with two new factions: Wako pirates and Namban European forces.

Having backed their two most recent Kickstarters for warmachines and printed rulebooks and undead samuari, I’m familiar with the quality of their models (all cast in metal) and their reliability at delivering pledges so was happy to back them again for these interesting ranges.  In addition to being used to play Kensei, the Wako pirates would fit in nicely with my Test of Honour collection and the Namban for Spain’s conquest of the New World.

The Kickstarter campaign ends early on 5th March (Australian time) and has already funded and made the first couple of stretch goals so is well worth checking out.  At the time of writing, a number of slightly discounted “early bird” pledge levels were still available.   I’ve been reading through the Kensei and Torii rules from Zenit and will be posting reviews of them at a later date.

 

Test of Honour: Ninjas of Iga

Ninjas of Iga is the most recent expansion for Test of Honour to be released by Warlord Games.  The expansion contains 7x 28mm metal miniatures, a rules booklet, 10x 25mm round bases, 2x Test of Honour group bases, and 18x new cards and is priced at GBP 27.50

Having assembled and painted the models, I had a look through the new rules and cards to see how they could be used in the game.

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Dixon Miniatures Ninja

While I was waiting for my Test of Honour Ninjas to arrive, I thought I would have a bit of a practice painting a pack of Dixon Miniatures Ninja that had been languishing in the lead pile for some considerable time.  Painting a miniature all in black is harder than it sounds as a simple coat of black paint will look flat and unrealistic so I knew I needed to try something else.

 

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Re-Basing 28mm Samurai for Test of Honour

Without doubt, re-basing painted miniatures is my most hated hobby task, which is why I’ve been putting this particular job off for some time!  Now that it’s done, I’m delighted to finally have a couple of fully painted forces for Test of Honour and I’m really looking forward to trying out the game soon.

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