Some time ago ("I've got that old familiar feeling again!" - March 1, 2015), I wrote that I've decided to stop fighting my addiction and give in to my long-held desire to begin a samurai project.
While that's all well and good (unless you ask Mrs. History PhD):
For 6mm, Baccus is about it (don't even get me started on Irregular):
On the other hand, Pendraken 10mm:
I see that Kallistra in the UK has a samurai line and although they're billed as "big 10s", Kallistra seems quite open about the figures actually being 12mm. Either way, they won't mix well with any other line, so that let's them out.
So, my initial thoughts are that 10mm will have more obvious detail which will require a more intricate and time consuming paint job. Also, larger figures equals less figures on the table. However, the sculpts are the deciding factor for me. If one or the other company just doesn't measure up, in my opinion of course, then the other is the winner by default.
Though I am leaning toward 6mm, that's sight unseen, as I've never yet seen either company's products in the flesh. So, tonight I ordered a single pack of Pendraken and I'll have a look. After they arrive, I'll buy a single pack of the same type of troops from Baccus and I'll compare. Anyone care to buy the rejected pack from me?
Ok, now we wait on the post office to accidentally do its job and we'll hope like Hell that Mrs. History PhD doesn't bother to read this post!