So here we are finally I have the new warring clans range from footsore/warbanner. So with this article I am taking a look at the 12 samurai models and next week sometime we will have a look at the ashigaru miniatures. So the above 12 minis are availible as a bundle currently and also include the ashigaru sergeant figure. So 13 in total all for £45 saving you £7 on buying them individually. I purchased the complete bundle for £115 saving me £17 on everything.
As far as price goes I have spent a lot more on a lot less. They really are very good quality miniatures as i have come to expect from footsore.
There is currently a video on the three swords facebook page and shared on the footsore page if you want to see an unboxing.
Size wise the range is spot on with existing 28mm samurai minis. Now I did pick the largest of the warring clans range for this photo (far left).
Below are some individual pictures of all 12 of the samurai.
I have only had two issues so far both with the same model. Horned helm samurai had a hole in his belly (easily fixed with some liquid green stuff) and also his spear was missed out. Not a worry a quick message to footsore and one is on the way.
Prep work on the minis was minimal, bit of flash to remove here and there and a little bit of filing. I also drilled out some of the holes for the sashimonos to sit in mostly for extra security but a couple because they needed it. I leave the pudding bases on as I cover them when basing and also the mdf bases are a little lower than the warlord plastic bases so it keeps the height about the same.
Putting the models together was also a very simple task. Once cleaned up all the weapons sat into place very nicely, only tricky one I found was the chap swinging the katana overhead, had to bend one of the arms slightly to accomodate the hands correctly. Mostly it was just a case of dab of superglue and pose however you like. The archer has a nice touch of coming with an optional helmet but most figures are as you see them.
I still cannot decide on my favourite figure yet. Torn between the Kanabo, katana/naginata combo and the Onna.
Anyway hope you have enjoyed my insights on the range. I can say they are well worth considering if you want a few impressive samurai models leading your ToH warbands. Next time take a look at the Cannon fodder……I mean Ashigaru……
Couldn’t resist getting these in
Until next time,