Tiger of Kai

Takeda Shingen, the Tiger of Kai, epic warlord of the Sengoku era, and finally off the painting desk after languishing for four years.

Takeda Shingen has long been my favorite personality from the Sengoku era.  Both the film Heaven and Earth and Kagemusha  feature this renowned warlord and were early influences on my interest in the period.  The rivalry with Uesegi Kenshin makes for some great wargames including the epic 4th battle of Kawanakajima.

The Perry kit comes with Shingen in a seated position with his warfan (ready to ward off the sword of his rival if the story is to be believed), surrounded by two of his generals, a standard bearer and messenger with Horo. 
I went with an overall Red theme, inspired primarily by the colors from the Movie Heaven and Earth more than anything else.  I opted to tone down the patterns on the clothing as it already seemed busy enough. 

Long term , I am going to need to add some Screens to make a proper HQ vignette stand to use for some larger battles.  I would like to find a more dynamic pose in the future to use for Skirmish gaming as well. 


  1. Nice work on all of these, Jake. Although I haven't gamed this period in a while, it's still a favorite of mine.

    1. Mine as well. I am trying to figure out a good rule system for my Imjin war collection for this year.

  2. Super color combinations. The figures pop!

  3. Some great looking additions to your Samurai army commanders!


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