Another twelve Spearmen knocked out to bring the Oda's Ashigaru up to full strength. I was really unhappy with how the soft metal spears were working, so I decided to use some of the Northstar steel pikes. These are significantly longer than even the plastic spears that come with the Wargames Factory minis, so I thought they would work well for ""Oda Long Yari Ashigaru" like those seen in "Total War Shogun 2"
They look fine individually, but the unit as a whole is definitely chaotic. Paired with the first unit, they look like a hedgehog:
I managed to pick up enough Oda decals to do all of the sashimono plus add a white mon to the top of the their helmets. I considered adding transfers to their breastplates as well, but decided the juice wasn't worth the squeeze.... Too much work for too little effect.
I did opt to add the Oda mon to the archer's breastplates, however as they have neither Sashimono nor helmets to reflect their allegiance.
I am near the end of my available Ashigaru models, but I do need to add some Teppo (handguns) at some point to really declare them complete. I should probably also finish painting my Oda Nobunaga figure as well....