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Posted by Konrad on 11 Nov 2023, 20:41

Ashigaru, literally "light-footed" (also because of the light armor), were the lowest-ranking warriors.
The ashigaru were foot soldiers, while cavalry was reserved for the samurai. They could be armed with a long sword (katana) or spears (yari), but were also used to operate catapults. After the introduction of firearms by the Portuguese in 1546, the ashigaru were armed with tanegashima arquebuses. As battles became more complex and forces larger, they were rigorously drilled to stay in line in the face of enemy fire. Their armor consisted of conical hats (jingasa) made of lacquered, hardened leather, breastplates and occasionally greaves. Some also wore small banners (sashimono) attached to their backs for identification during battle. When mobilized, they had to carry their own provisions to the local assembly point, from where they were supplied from the daimyo's camps.

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Posted by Kekso on 12 Nov 2023, 11:04

Cool work. And thanks for history lesson. I've read it with pleasure.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 12 Nov 2023, 18:30

Beautiful work and interesting history.

It took me back to Ran and also, from my childhood, Lin Chung from the Water Margin.

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Posted by MABO on 12 Nov 2023, 23:31

Good job,Konrad. Do you hve more unpainted figs from the Perries?
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Posted by Konrad on 13 Nov 2023, 10:54

MABO wrote:Good job,Konrad. Do you have more unpainted figs from the Perries?


Yes, a whole lot more.
But enough about samurais for now.
I still have so much stuff here.
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Posted by JurgenH on 13 Nov 2023, 17:35

Hello Konrad
Your figures have turned out great. I like them very much.
And thank you for your informative foreword.
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Posted by Rich W on 14 Nov 2023, 00:09

Beautiful work Konrad.
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Posted by CliosPaintingBench on 16 Nov 2023, 01:06

Great to see more figures from you, Konrad! I love the diversity of armours and the colours!
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 18 Nov 2023, 20:54

Fantastic new recruits for your Samurai army, Konrad. :drool:

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Posted by Michael Robert on 19 Nov 2023, 12:21

Super Ashigaru, Konrad,
I can see you indulging in colours. A pleasure to look at.
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Posted by Peter on 09 Dec 2023, 13:27

Excellent painted figures as always! :thumbup:
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