About us

6mm Review: Baccus6mm samurai

Some Takeda infantry flanked by Date and Tokugawa forces
Some Takeda infantry flanked by Date and Tokugawa forces

Baccus6mm supplies one of few East Asian 6mm ranges. Surprisingly enough there's not just one samurai range, but two, in the form of a "medieval" range with lots of archers and an "Age of War" range with heavier cavalry and gunpowder. A lot of collectors will probably end up buying from both ranges none the less, as a typical army around 1570 or so would contain elements from both ranges.


Two generals with retinues
Two generals with retinues

The miniatures are of a high quality with almost no flash at all, mounted on strips of four infantry or three cavalry. Most packs have identical troops but there's some variation in some packs, such as the advancing spear samurai or the generals, and the large banners breaks up the monotony quite well.


Various infantry with spears, pikes and bows
Various infantry with spears, pikes and bows

Given the small scale it is not surprising that there are no visible historical anachronisms to be wary of. On the opposite, the small scale means that you can pull off mixed units of cavalry and infantry in a way that is hard in 28mm or even 15mm. Mixing in troops from different packs can be a good idea in general, as a samurai and a standard bearer in the middle of an ashigaru stand can make a big difference in the final look of the unit.


A Takeda camp
A Takeda camp

If you are curious about 6mm and like samurai armies, I can recommend picking up some Baccus6mm just to try. 6mm miniatures are cheap, and far less difficult to paint than they might seem at first. The range is large enough to include everything that you are likely to want, and few things in the miniature hobby look as impressive as the vast mass of a 6mm army.

Don't forget to mention if you want a higher ratio of standard bearers, as a simple e-mail ensured that I got enough to sprinkle throughout my units for a more impressive army.


Featured product

Latest News

2013-02-17 New Review
I uploaded a new review, this time covering the 28mm Ashigaru Missile Troop box from Wargames factory.
Read more...

Did you know...

The reason why the samurai class shaved their the top of their heads is for helmet to fit more easily when they go into battle.
Hosting & CMS by Webzoo AB