Given the high levels of current interest in games set in Shogunate Japan, I thought people might be interested in these hand colored photographs of Japan from 1865. That’s several hundred years after the period in question, but I should think they would still be useful.
A Most Honorable Victory Japanese Clan Wars Rules
A Most Honorable Victory is a set of free wargames rules for miniatures games set in 15th and 16th century Japan.
Daimyo Samurai Rules
Daimyo is a set of free wargames rules for samurai battles in 15mm.
From the website:
Daimyo is a set of wargames rules intended for use with 15mm scale wargames figures but can easily be used with other scales (although I for one won’t be painting any 6mm samurai!). The rules cover the period known as The Age of the Country at War or Sengoku-Jidai. This was a period when samurai armies became much more organised, the importance of the ashigaru infantryman was recognised and the increasing use of firearms altered samurai warfare forever. It was also an age that produced some great commanders such as Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomo Hideyoshi, Takeda Shingen, Uesugi Kenshin and Tokugawa Ieyasu to name but a few. And, in a period of continual warfare, there were hundreds of battles, some of them epic encounters like Nagashino, Sekigahara and Kawanakajima. It is my hope that Daimyo will capture some of the excitement of this colourful and unique period of history
Making Japanese Sashimono Back Banners
Here’s an article on making sashimono for your Japanese feudal armies. The technique actually can be applied to every period in need of flags (that is, virtually all of them)
Bushido New Dawn Rules
Bushido New Dawn is a set of free wargames rules for Japanese Fantasy/Myth skirmishes.