mardi 22 mai 2018
lundi 14 mai 2018
Hello every one !! Last weekend I organized and participated to the annual meeting of French Old School miniatures lovers. Lot of great moments and good gaming.
|JB, Gof and me|
|Oldhammer Day 2018 - Best donation award - Gof|
mardi 1 mai 2018
lundi 23 avril 2018
Last touch is the baggage. A pair of light packhorses with rations or light weapons and the ox with the heavy chariot loaded with tents or stakes for camp installations.
Last words about books to complete your samurai culture. “The History Japanese Armor” Vol1 - From Yayoi to Muromachi period. And the Vol2 – From The Warring Stats to Edo period. These books are useful for beginner who want to start a samurai army. Lot of information about troops, army organization, banners, armors, weapons etc…fully translated in English.
Next post, the family pictures. See you next week!
vendredi 23 mars 2018
dimanche 4 mars 2018
Bakemono GoblinsThough mainly physical creatures, the Bakemono Goblin sometimes possessed spiritual and supernatural power. Smaller Bakemono were often uncouth and unintelligent preferring to fight in large groups (this was before football!). Large, or Dai-Bakemono were usually far more intelligent and equivalent to the Samurai, even having some magical powers.
Oni are ferocious spirits who use their awesome strength and magical abilities to dominate and terrorize the regions they inhabit. The common oni stands 7 to 8 feet tall, resembling a thickly-muscled humanoid whose arms and legs are covered with coarse hair.
Their skin is normally red, but other colors have been noted, including green, black, orange, purple and Blue.
They are considered a type of Shinto god (kami) . Although they take their name from a dog-like Chinese demon (Tiangou), the tengu were originally thought to take the forms of birds of prey, and they are traditionally depicted with both human and avian characteristics.
Buddhism long held that the tengu were disruptive demons and harbingers of war. Their image gradually softened, however, into one of protective, if still dangerous, spirits of the mountains and forests. Tengu are associated with the ascetic practice of Shugendō, and they are usually depicted in the garb of its followers, the yamabushi.
Dragons have many animal-like forms such as turtles and fish, but are most commonly depicted as snake-like with four legs. Dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it.
So, many models in this Legend of Nippon part come from the Dixon Miniatures range and to be honest it's pretty rare to find some pictures of them on the web. I bought them without relly knowing how they look but finally the result is good. For peoples who don't know, they are sculpter by Mark Copplestone.
You probably recognize the old C14 Oriental Dragon (Citadel and Ral Partha) very fine sculpt from Tom Meier. And to finish a C18 Undead Samurai Sculpted by Aly Morrison.