April 30, 2015 by brennon
A selection of new heroes and a new ranged unit join the ranks of your Samurai army in Kensei from Zenit Miniatures. Not only do we now have the actual Kensei but also a Daisho Samurai and Kuge Clan Hero alongside the new Teppo Sohei…
Each of the heroes looks pretty good as always although it would have been nice to see the other side of Kensei to see what his face looked like at a different angle. That being said I think they’ve done a good job once again of bringing more of this Oriental world to life and the styles of weapons and armour are fascinating from a painting perspective.
Rank & File
As well as the heroes above the Zenit crew have also put together a new unit of Teppo Sohei with their deadly guns ready to bring about the end of the Samurai and sow dishonour amongst the clans…
I like that each of the miniatures in the set is in a slightly different stance that while keeping a sense of uniformity in their appearance also allows a degree of believably and ‘action’ on the tabletop. This is clearly the moments after the order to fire when the enemy has got closer and someones just asked them to ‘fire at will!’.
The range for Kensei is steadily growing and hopefully we’ll see some more of their monsters and mystical creatures soon too!
What do you think of the selection?
"...each of the miniatures in the set is in a slightly different stance that while keeping a sense of uniformity in their appearance also allows a degree of believably and 'action' on the tabletop"