Basing Samurai for Skirmish and for Impetus
I recently came across “Song of Blades and Heroes” by Ganesha Games and having played a couple of games I have been inspired to dig out and all sorts of old figures that have not seen the light in years. Song of Blades is a fantastic system for skirmishing and you only need about eight to twelve figures a side for a good game.
Among the figures that I’ve unearthed are these Dixon Samurai. They have been sitting in a box for somewhere near twenty years while I tried to find a decent set of samurai skirmish rules to use with them. The Song of Ninja and Katana variation found on the songofblades Yahoo Group fills the bill and I have played one game so far. Fantastic fun.
I also want to use these Samurai to play the excellent Impetus, from Dadi & Piombo so I got Martin to make me some custom sabots.
The custom sabots cost me £1.20 a go with 60p for postage and packing. That’s the same price as Warbases charge for the various stock movement trays they make. A bargain as far as I’m concerned.I seem to be on an Italian kick at the moment, both Song of Blades and Heroes and Impetus come from Italian publishers.