On June 5, 1589, clans Date and Ashino faced off against each other in a bloody battle:
The Date advance and engage the Ashino.
After several rounds, Ashino have one complete contingent fleeing the site.
So far, Ashino are losing this battle.
Nagamasa and his men marched thru the morning fog to surprise the Cocky Oda clan. Despite the odds, the men had faith in their Daiymo. Surely he would lead them to victory!
Nagamasa was not so sure. After a ritual cleansing the night before he had not slept well. Fear gripped his heart. Certainly not fear of death. No. Fear of failure. The dishonour he would visit upon his ancestors was proving to be a weight he perhaps could not near.
Thru the mist down the hill he saw his Ashigauru’s Nobori-bata blue and gold mon hanging limply in the wet air.
His soul said to not waste his men in this fruitless task. Perhaps the Portuguese Monks were finally wearing him down with their talk of one true God.. “Bah” he said out loud. Retainers turned to him for instruction. He laughed and waved them away. He relaxed, finally.
Let us follow Gesine along and enjoy some RAN. Feudal Japanese. Hopefully in the next month we will have a play thru of A Most Dangerous Time from the same period. If it can be done we will be using the RAN system to fight the actual battles created on the board.
Brendan has shared a new video on the in test phase module called Hoplite from GMT Games. The game uses a new command mechanic involving chit pulls and momentum chits also. Very interesting.
Take a peek!
Field or Plain…..? Who knows. But it starts like this. In 353 B.C.
Two lines opposed each other:
Nicanor on the left flanks, well trained and organized Phalanxzes in the middle, and more troops in a line on the right led by Phillip with his Hypasists.