Murakami Kaizoku Army version

From “Ravenflight” (down under): slitherine forum.
Looks a strong option with bowmen that can engage pike/shot with out having to charge as would spearmen… Very tempting

Hi

Oh here is my list @25mm/700pts

I take it you’re taking the Murakami Kaizoku army?

I don’t mean to be rude, so please take it as constructive criticism… but I don’t like the 6packs. One thing you don’t want to do is test, and you’re making this army test probably twice as often as an army with 8 packs.

My (Murakami Kaizoku) army, at 700AP would be as follows:

Great Commander
2 x Troop Commanders

Ashigaru Warriors Armoured Poor Spear Spear x 6 (for rear supporting your Average Warriors)
Ashigaru Warriors Armoured Average Spear Spear x 6 (for rear supporting your Superior Warriors)
Ashigaru Warriors Armoured Average Bow x 8
Ashigaru Warriors Armoured Average Bow x 8
Ashigaru Warriors Armoured Average Bow x 8
Foot Samurai Warriors Hvy Armd Superior Spear Spear x 8
Foot Samurai Warriors Hvy Armd Superior Spear Spear x 8
Foot Samurai Warriors Hvy Armd Superior Spear Spear x 8
Ashigaru LF Armoured Average Arquebus x 4 *
Foot Samurai Warriors Armoured Superior Spear Spear x 8
Hatamoto Dt foot Hvy Armd Elite Spear Spear x 4

* you could take a 6 pack of unarmoured Ashigaru spearmen to act as a roving rear support if you didn’t like the LF.

Don’t make the mistake of underestimating bowmen in this army. You’ve got a 6″ long range and 4″ close range. The enemy musketeers are shooting back at you needing 5’s when you’ve piling probably twice as many dice (or more) needing 4’s.

I generally put one of the Samurai on one wing to protect the Ashigaru, then tried to put all of the Ashigaru (except those noted as rear support) in a line together, then the other two Samurai on the other wing. You’ve got an additional Samurai to what I had, so you’ll end up with a very solid line. The Hatamoto go where-ever the biggest threat is (usually mounted). They are very tough.

Let me know what you think, and let me know how you pan out in the game.

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