I refuse to let go of the dream that I may one day paint up a Samurai army. I must be crazy. I also like the idea of gaming this or other similar eras, but I go back and forth. I'm used to manuever and fire tactics from WWII and like them. Can I get into the more chess-like, manuever and troop placement that ancient through early/mid-19th century warfare seems to be.
Understand that the last sentence is an uneducated one and how I've observed these games to go. I also understand that warfare in such a stretch of time isn't dictated by one tactic/discipline. I was painting with a humongus brush to generalize.
So I keep trying rules to see how I may want to play with these little soldiers if I decide to dive in. And to see if I like this style of gaming. I'm looking for fairly simple and fast playing.
Here I test the Kings of War set with 40mm x 20mm blocks and lists I've found on the web.
I had fun playing this short test.
Links to Phil's Blog and some of his Samurai stories
Free Rules from Mantic
Free Historic Army Lists