As my projects included a Samurai theme it seemed silly not to get an entry in under the EAST theme. These are a base of "The Assault Group" Warrior Monks designed to be used for Impetus ......... with the nasty naginta's. Not sure how practically these could be used on horseback. I kept the monks cowl very pure and white for contrast (as well not being very good at blending in pure white). In Osprey pictures the naginta shaft is often shown as black but I preferred a contrast with a more natural wood look.
Can't take any credit for the setting terrain - got this all cheap as a job lot from a friend who had built it all for Ronin but wanted to sell up - lucky me!
One nightmare when painting was I dropped the left hand figure and the blade snapped off - much cursing when having to try and super glue this back on.