Zvezda 1/72 Ashigaru - Yari

KIT #: 6401
PRICE: $4.95 SRP
DECALS: None supplied
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken


This is another of Zvezda's war gaming kits and in 1/72 scale. These figures are the start of a new series that will either be ancient armies or perhaps dedicated to Japan during the period of the samauri.

There are two main sprues that contain five figures of Ashigaru or foot soldiers. These soldiers are dressed in the period armor and are all armed with polearms called yari. These were quite effective weapons as they provided considerable reach compared to swords. They were also the preferred weapon of women.

In addition to the usual bases and movement flag, there are individual soldier flags called sashimono in two different colors. A decal sheet provides markings for either the Oda or Takeda landowners. A movement card (not shown) is also included.


This kit is part of a number specially done for Zvezda's 'Art of Tactic' game system. Though designed as wargaming  figures, there is no reason why they would not make nice models on their own.

May 2012

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