Thursday, October 18, 2018

Paper Shogun

The battle of Sekigahara (1600 AD) using paper armies. The scenario and armies were courtesy of the Junior General website.
Eastern Army of Tokugawa Ieyasu on top of photo, Western Army of Ishida Mitsunari on bottom

 Western Army on the left and Eastern Army on right
 The Eastern Army of Tokugawa Ieyasu
 The Western Army of Ishida Mitsunari
 Kobayakawa Hideaki "possible traitor" decides which army he will join
 The battle commences
 On turn 4, Kobayakawa Hideaki joins the Eastern Army
 Ishida Mitsunari has early success on his right flank
 The Western Army inflicts heavy casualties on the traitor 
 But, pays a cost in the center
 The "Red Devils" of the Li Naomasa clan push the advantage in the center
Tokugawa Ieyasu and his Eastern Army claim a decisive victory.

 The paper armies were made with 28 weight paper and Scotch Clear Glue (2 way applicator) and secured to cardboard bases with hot glue. Unfortunately, the high cost of printer ink pushed the cost of these two armies to around $10.

Another fun game night with a new media and a new genre. The battle lasted 2 hours as both sides had horrendous die rolls.


  1. I love paper armies; your game looks great.

  2. thanks Alan, I enjoyed your ECW paper armies. We will be doing 30YW in the future with paper armies using green foam as bases.

  3. I agree about paper armies, nice work!