Ah! at last after five weeks of no games we finally got to roll a few dice last night at the club. This time instead of the normal ACW I managed to grab Leroy Simpson's very nice Samurai and Choson Koreans for a little game. I was not sure of what rules to use so I dragged out the old Warhammer Ancients rule set and got the game in motion. Having not played WAB for over five years I did not realised how slow they actually were. With the rolls to hit and rolls to wound then rolls to save all of which seemed to slow the game right down. However gaming with a good bunch of guys and nice figures made the game a joy....but next week we though we might try Impetus instead.
All the figures used are from Leroy's fantastic Perry Miniatures collection for the period. Leroy has been painting these lads now since they first came onto the market and still has a couple of units to paint on either side, including the command stand for the Koreans. I would however like to see the Perry's possibly adding to the collection with Chinese, who assisted the Koreans in the final years of the war. But I guess I might be waiting for sometime. Well till the next game please enjoy the images I took from the game.
Korean Garrison Infantry and Armoured Infantry with handguns advance towards the Japanese lines.
Korean heavy cavalry and a Hwa Go - Muti barrelled artillery ( I was not quite sure how to use this piece or it effective range. I did use the volley gun rule but it seemed to fire to short)
Korean Armoured Infantry advance through a village.
Yari Ashigaru firing line with handguns in front and bows behind.
The Japanese battle line
Massed Korean garrison Troops rush the Japanese line
The Japanses left flank - massed nuts of Samurai foot and cavalry...nasty
The Korean heavy cavalry charges the foot samurai
The battle line meet
Samurai cavalry charge
Ashigaru and Korean garrison infantry charge in to hand to hand combat. The Koreans won this fight and broke the Ashigaru
But they lost this one and were routed
The poor Koreans did not even come close to the formidable Japanese centre with massed archers and handguners.