Luckily the basing materials arrived this morning so I was able to fully finish the unit. For painting I tried my hand at a Hijen period armour. Trying to paint thin parallel lines is harder than you think. For the other samurai units I think I will go back to simpler style and copy from the various original period scrolls.
This unit is quite a strong unit, but small. The common use in a game is to use it to hold off mounted. I think I will use it to punch through my opponents main battle line.