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SAMURAI ARMIES OF THE LATE SENGOKU PERIOD VOL.1

Anatomy of a Samurai Army in the 16th and 17th Centuries

Autore: Till Weber

Codice: 400018001

€ 31,50

The "Anatomy of a samurai army" details its composition, hierarchies, strengths and weaknesses as well as examining how it fought. Other aspects include:

- the differences between samurai and European warfare;

- the roles assigned to samurai and ashigaru in different armies;

- how these armies, some of which were over 100,000 strong, functioned;

- marching orders and camp facilities of the armies and;

- where each individual samurai stood in the order of battle.

The reader will discover what may seem to be abstract or strange ideas by way of the most detailed examples possible, in both word and picture, that are based on a variety of Japanese sources.

Contents:

Author’s note

Periods of Japanese History

Basics of Japanese Military History c. 1600

Arms and Armour

Samurai

Ashigaru

Composition and Command Structure of a Samurai Army

Lord, Family, and Vassals

Command Structure

Feudal Samurai Service and Professional Troops in Garrisons

Strength and Composition of Armies

Army Divisions and Troop Types

Samurai Cavalry: Myth and Reality - The Takeda Re-Examined

Infantry I: Specialists with polearms

Infantry II: Missile Troops (Bow and Arquebus)

Honjin - The Headquarters Unit

Supply and Baggage Train

Samurai as Mercenaries

A Samurai Army in Action

On the March

In Camp

In Battle - Sengoku Period Tactics

A Standard Basic Unit Reconstructed

Key Terms in Japanese and English

Bibliography

Lingua

INGLESE

Illustrazioni

75 illustrazioni prevalentemente a colori

Pagine

104

ISBN
9783963600418