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Samurai Lord's House available NOW!!

2024-03-29 by David

I'm very proud to be releasing the brand new set for the samurai collection today - the HUGE Samurai Lord's House!!


This really is the ULTIMATE gaming board for any samurai wargame or roleplay game, so let's take a look at the terrain inside....


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▲ Welcome to the Samurai Lord's House set!! This is a truly massive terrain set, which can be arranged in multiple layouts. The layout we're showing off today in these photos is the real-life layout of the historical Inaba Residence in Oita prefecture, which is what the whole model is based on.


Our version of the model will be displayed here at the studio for a year or so, enough to get some awesome wargames played on it, and then it will probably be heading for display at the historical residence's public museum!

▲ This was a very hard model to photograph, because it's just so enormous! This layout covers 120x120cm (4'x4') with buildings, walkways, walls and gardens. Just look at all that lovely gameplay!

▲ The main gate is quite imposing, and leads to a front courtyard and the main house building (centre of the photo). The outer walls have tall stone bases and that classic wood panelling, while the inner walls have lower stone bases and wooden supports.

In these photos I've also included the street fish ponds, because the real-life historical house has those outside, but please note that these are not included in the set.

▲ This is an aerial view of the main gate and main house building (centre). The main house connects via a corridor piece to the large kitchen building (right) and bedroom residence (top right).


The front courtyard includes small gates in the inner walls, leading left and right. On the left you can see one of the kura storehouses included in the set, and on the right you can see the roof of the water well.

▲ This is the medium-sized gate on the right-hand corner of the front wall. It leads to the kitchen building and surrounding storehouses, and would most likely have been used by staff and lower-status visitors.


The white building on the left is the second of the kura storehouses, which would have contained food stores on the ground floor, and precious items upstairs. The thick clay-covered walls were designed to be fireproof.

▲ The ornamental garden is a key part of the set, and the curving stone paths and sculptured topiary trees are included. In this scene you can see a life-and-death struggle between the Lady and her bodyguards and some sneaky ninja assassins.

▲ The garden is a natural extension of the residence building, where the Lord's family would have slept, with stone steps and carefully arranged views. This would probably also work really well with some ornamental ponds?

▲ Let's take the roof sections off, and see what the interiors look like....


All of the building interiors are fully playable, with detailed interiors and authentic decorations. Each room is connected by multiple sliding doors, allowing for exciting fights from room to room.

▲ Here we can see the 3 interconnected buildings - the bedroom residence (on the right) leads to a corridor section that joins the two-storey kitchen building (left) to the big main house (top centre).


Imagine the desperate fights as your Lord's warriors scramble to defend the house from attackers coming from every direction!

▲ The kitchen also features two narrow staircases leading to an upper storey, and the open floor above the oven area is ideal for sneak attacks!


Right across from the main door of the kitchen is the kura storehouse (left), and the water well supplying the house. Two hole-in-the-floor toilets are hidden away in the kitchen building too - with authentic sliding doors!

▲ Even this long storehouse has 3 entrances and exits, allowing for desperate last stands and objective grabbing!

▲ A view of the whole layout from the side wall. At the very top you can see the stone path leading from the main house to the two guesthouses (top right), and the set also includes covered walkways to keep your guests warm and dry!

▲ With all of the roof sections removed, just look at all the possibilities for strategies and tactical gameplay - chokepoints, defended strongholds, and lines of retreat!

▲ Here's Lord Nobu and his household troops, ready to give a typically warm welcome to his unwanted guests....

▲ This truly is the ULTIMATE skirmish gameboard, and I'm really looking forward to playing my first game on it in a few weeks!

▲ The Samurai Lord's House set is available for download from today!


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