The leader has a very dynamic pose, though I held off on adding the pewter cast reigns, as they were simply too fragile to stay in place for my clumsy mits.
This champion brandishing his grizzly prizes is a nice companion piece to the archer I did back in December
I picked these models up as part of Kensei Miniatures Chinese themed army Kickstarter back in 2019. One of the models is a Chinese Buddhist monk that may work as a character figure for the Sohei army as well.
Along with the Sohei, I also picked up a pack of five Ona-Bugeisha Cavalry with Naginata. Not a truly historical unit, but I wanted to add them to my Takeda army as an homage to the "Lady Yae" scene from "Heaven and Earth." It has always been a favorite of mine in terms of samurai era films and the scene with Lady Yae and her consorts was always one of my favorites.
The Lady Yae model is the Takeda character model from Warlords Test of Honor mounted samurai set. These models came with the same pewter reigns as the Sohei commander, and were left off for the same concerns.