A couple of weeks back, I tried out a scenario based on the Battle of Mimasetogu, 1569, between the forces of the famous Shingen Takeda and those of the Clan Hojo. Rather than do a full account of this battle, I'll just post some pictures with captions.
|Set-up: Clan Takeda (Red) attempting to force the defile between
wooded mountainous foothill. Clan Hojo (Blue) wait in ambush.
|Early combats don't all go Takeda's way...
|...Not even when a general leads a mounted charge
into the flank of a band of ashigaru.
|As Clan Hojo's samurai come to the rescue,
the ashigaru seem to be holding their own
|Losses so far, even: 4SP each...
|Could Clan Takeda be on the verge of breaking
through on the right...?
|Perhaps not, as Hojo Clansmen stream into the fray
|Heavy losses - especially among the 'quality'.
It looks even, here, but Clan Takeda has taken 2
more ashigaru SPs, from a 3 figure stand with
|Clan Takeda no nearer a breakthrough
than at the beginning - not helped by half the army
idly looking on.
|Battle ends with a stand-off. Clan Takeda lost 13SP,
Clan Hojo 11. But a victory for Hojo, as they held