I've always thought the knights armor made minifigs look kind of fat. The samurai armor makes them look awesome. And it still looks good in sci-fi settings, where the knight armor doesn't hold up as well. Therefore I vote for the samurai.
Which is funny, because as I look back over all the BrikWars paintings, I've painted the knight armor dozens of times and the samurai armor not even once. Force of habit, I guess.
IVhorseman wrote:+The arquebus (asian gun) WAS widely used by samurai, however it was so inaccurate and inconsistent that an english longbow was several times deadlier and more cost-efficient.
I was under the impression that arquebi were mainly used by conscripted peasant soldiers. Japanese longbows were also deadlier and more cost-efficient from an equipment standpoint, but the training required to use one well required a much greater commitment of resources.
And although we don't normally think too much about morale advantages on this forum, gunfire is much louder and scarier than archery, and the psychological effects of that could hardly be overstated in a medieval environment.