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Pre-Samurai Japanese, Late Kofun to Early Asuka Period, 5-7th Centuries AD

Pre-Samurai Japanese Noble archer with large standing shield and standing quiver painted and based by Steve Dean.

Japan was fielding large armies long before there were Samurai, sending them to mainland Asia to intervene in Korea, marching against the Emishi, or engaging in wars at home. By the Kofun Period, and into the Asuka Period, the warriors of Japan were organized around the uji clans, the clan nobles supported by their toneri and yatsuko retainers. The armies relied heavily on foot archery from behind large standing shields, although warriors with long spears were also common. Some of the elite warriors later fought as armoured horse archers, ancestral to the early Samurai cavalry.

These models have the distinctive dress and equipment of this fascinating period. The heavy armour of the better armoured men is particularly solid and handsome in appearance. Note that the shields and pavises are sold separately so that the individual gamer can decide which models are provided with them, based on gaming representation requirements, historical research, or individual preference.

Two of the three heavy cavalry poses are "breakwaist" and so may be assembled in a variety of shooting positions.

We wish to thank Duncan Head for his assistance with creating this line.

CodeContentsPrice (US$)Order/Progress
KM-1700Later Kofun heavily armoured foot archers (nobles and better armed retainers), shooting (x6)$4.49
KM-1701Later Kofun Japanese armoured foot archers (retainers), shooting (x6)$4.49
KM-1702Later Kofun Japanese spearmen, mix of armour (nobles and retainers), standing (x12, 6 of each)$8.99
KM-1703Later Kofun Japanese large standing shields and large standing quivers (6 shields and 2 large stand-alone quivers)$1.99
KM-1704Later Kofun Japanese large portable shields for spearmen (x12)$1.99
KM-1705Later Kofun Japanese high command on foot (1 high commander, 1 bodyguard)$1.49
KM-1706Later Kofun Japanese mounted high command$2.99
KM-1707Later Kofun Japanese Noble Cavalry with bow (x6)$8.99
KM-1708Later Kofun Japanese "Be" levy archers on foot (x6)$4.49
KM-1709Later Kofun Japanese Emishi auxiliary archers on foot (x6)$4.49
TR-8Stone wall section (1 x 40mm length)$2.49
TR-7Supply Ox Cart$4.49