Transitioning from plastic Ashigaru to metal ones we have the first of my Perry Miniatures Ashigaru Spearmen.
I opted to do these guys with the Mon of Kato Kiyomasa to represent units assigned the Japanese 2nd Division during the invasion. I opted to upgrade the minis with Sashimono and Spears left over from my Wargames Factory plastics. The Perry spearmen come with white metal spears, but they are very pliable and promise to break and bend regularly as I am seeing with my Korean forces.
I picked up Perry's transfer sheet for the circles, which allow them to look a little more regular. The person I picked up these minis from had them organized into 24 figure formations with 1 Leader, 1 standard bearer and both a conch blower and 2-man drum team. I pulled in an extra leader and standard bearer and opted to share the musicians. I plan on still doing Sabotted stands for Impetus like games, so they should be able to make 2-3 FM stands.
Next up for this formation is the addition of two units with Teppo. Handguns were much more abundant during this period, so I think a 1:1 mix would not be exceptional.