I have been a great fan of Osprey since the 70s when they first started publishing their Men at Arms series of books. Now almost 40 years later they have released a fantastic set of skirmish rules called Ronin.
Like many skirmish games coming out at the moment Ronin is designed to be played on a 3′ square table – or 900mmx900mm. A “Buntai” contains from 6-12 figures depending upon quality.
Figures are available from Nick (who has four amazing Buntai available), the ever industrious Perry’s or many other manufacturers.
I have just received my first Buntai from Dixon this week. I chose Dixon simply because I love their Samurai range. It is well over 30 years old now but still beautiful.
I have also purchased some Ninja and civilians from Perry for play in some of the scenarios included in the book.