This list is inspired by the days of the Samurai and by the films, comic books and numerous games that feature the famous warrior-caste of medieval Japan. Of course, ours is a fantasy warband, so we shall take our cue from the heroic portrayal that features so vividly in martial-arts cinema rather than attempt a strictly realistic representation.
That said, as with all of our selectors this list is drawn very broadly, enabling players to assemble a force with historical roots or something more obviously drawn from pure fantasy. How far you wish to stick to a realistic portrayal is up to you: enthusiasts may wish to demonstrate their mastery of the subject by drawing deeply upon the culture of medieval Japan. Those less invested in the history of the orient may be happy to take the Mikado as their model and the Grand Pooh-Bah as their Warlord.
Download the latest version of the Samurai Warband here: Erehwon Samurai List