Nagashino 1575

Slaughter at the barricades

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Nagashino 1575

Slaughter at the barricades

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When Portuguese traders took advantage of the constant violence in Japan to sell the Japanese their first firearms, one of the quickest to take advantage of this new technology was the powerful daimyo Oda Nobunaga. In 1575 the impetuous Takeda Katsuyori laid siege to Nagashino castle, a possession of Nobunaga's ally, Tokugawa Ieyasu. An army was despatched to relieve the siege, and the two sides faced each other across the Shidarahara. The Takeda samurai were brave, loyal and renowned for their cavalry charges, but Nobunaga, counting on Katsuyori's impetuosity, had 3,000 musketeers waiting behind prepared defences for their assault. The outcome of this clash of tactics and technologies was to change the face of Japanese warfare forever.

Product details

Published Aug 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781782002550
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 75 b/w; 13 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 69
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Stephen Turnbull

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Illustrator

Howard Gerrard

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