Nagashino 1575 & Shizugatake 1583
Publisher/Brand: Serious Historical Games
Product Code: SHG001
Nagashino 1575 & Shizugatake 1583 is the first volume of Age of the Warring States series dedicated to Sengoku jidai.
The battle of Nagashino 1575 marks a tactical turning point in the wars in Japan of the Sengoku jidai (1467-1615) or Warring states; Daimyo Oda's army, made up of ashigaru teppo (infantrymen equipped with arquebuses) supported by ashigaru naga-yari and yumi (pike and bow) defeat the terrible charges of the samurai cavalry of the Takeda clan. As for the battle of Shizugatake 1583, it is unique in its kind as it takes place on the heights of a wooded mountain and begins in the middle of the night ...
Nagashino, June 28th, 1575. Nobunaga led the alliance with the Tokugawa and meets the Takeda on the morning of June 28 in the Nagashino valley. Attacking frontally over unfavorable ground and under the fire of arquebusiers who poured out a hail of lead from fortified positions, the superb Takeda cavalry was cut to pieces after a bloody battle.
Shizugatale, June 11th, 1583. The reckless Morimasa embroiled himself in the siege of Shizugatake, a fortified hill, where he was taken by surprise by Hideyoshi’s forces. He was a master in the art of forced marches, and his cavalry rode at full speed by torchlight. The battle opened before the first light of dawn, and quickly turned in the attacker’s favor as they overthrew the enemy, driving him back towards the North.
Note: Players will need to have two 6-sided dice for play, they are not included with the game.
- 1 double-sided zone map (59.4 cm x 42 cm or 23" x 16.5")
- 2 countersheets
- 2 player aid sheets (French and English)
- Rulebook (French and English)