I think this is the second full play through I had with King of War to find a ruleset I want to play Samurai with. If I want to play Samurai at all. I think that i do because my last play of Basic Impetus and now KOW were both more fun than the first go around.
This may be partially familiarity with the rules. And it may be a partial understanding of the nuances of this type of wargaming vs WWII gaming.
But the thought of painting a ton of Samurai scares me off just a bit. However, I don't want to play with blocks of wood forever. It's shown me that the models are what draw me to this type of gaming.