Another twelve figures for the Oda clan. This time it's a dozen Ashigaru with short Yari. These are the soft metal spears that come with the Perry models, and overall I am less than enthused. As you can see from the pictures, it is difficult to keep them from bending even with light handling. This is fine for unit basing, but annoying in skirmish models. Normally I just use the pikes that come with the Wargame' Factory (now Warlord) plastic Ashigaru, but those are running out.
Not everything is negative, the sculpts themselves are still well detailed and rather painless to give paint. I have another 12, with long pike waiting for basing and then I need to tackle more Samurai.
I also took the opportunity to playtest my Samurai against the Koreans in To the Strongest! over the weekend. Thoughts and photos need to be aggregated, but overall not too bad.