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Ashigaru Yari Spearmen

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Ashigaru Yari Spearmen
Product Note: 20 figures
Publish Year: 2018
Dimensions: 9x6x2.5"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148946255
Mfg. part #: WLG202014002
Type: Miniatures Box Set
Age Range: 14 Years and Up

Description

Ashigaru (literally “light foot”) were so named as they had lighter armor than the Samurai. They also formed the bulk of the armies of the day. Each Samurai was expected to provide two armed Ashigaru. Many of these would be armed with the yari (spear).

This product contains:

  • 20 plastic Ashigaru with Yari spears
  • Decal sheet with Takeda clan markings
  • Assembly leaflet
  • Plastic bases

    These are not the pike blocks of contemporary Europe as the Ashigaru were trained to fight in a looser formation, travel quicker and their spear was for slicing and thrusting. Many a battle was won by the Ashigaru, especially if cavalry were foolish enough to attack them from the front.

    As time went on in the Sengoku (1467-1603) period the proportion of Ashigaru spearmen increased. Their relative ease and speed of training meant they were easier to replace (and cheaper). Marching into battle with drums beating, worn on the backs of troops and beaten by the man behind, and displaying their masters Mon on their sashimono, they would be a formidable sight to behold. Tokugawa Ieyasu, the Shogun that pacified Japan, was himself the son of an Ashigaru.

    This product is supplied unassembled and unpainted. Glue and paints not included.