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  Topic: Akechi Mitsuhide: Fact and Fiction
RollingWave

Replies: 24
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:17 pm   Subject: Akechi Mitsuhide: Fact and Fiction
I thought that For quite awhile though Nobunaga had kept relatively limited guards in his Kyoto stays. It's not like this was the first time he stayed in that place with that level of defense.

And ...
  Topic: The man, the myth, the legends of Takenaka Hanbei
RollingWave

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:37 am   Subject: The man, the myth, the legends of Takenaka Hanbei
First, I like to note that the SA's entry on him is probably off, Shigetoshi was most likely his cousin and not his son, his son was Takenaka Shigekado. Both Shigetoshi and Shigekado entered the Edo p ...
  Topic: Sengoku Samurai Podacast discussion
RollingWave

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:52 am   Subject: Sengoku Samurai Podacast discussion
Aye, but by the late 1560s it was clear that the Takeda's new strategic goal (since they finally achieved their original goal of finding some sea access) was to beat down Nobunaga while they still can ...
  Topic: Sengoku Samurai Podacast discussion
RollingWave

Replies: 10
Views: 7082

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:19 am   Subject: Sengoku Samurai Podacast discussion
Great stuff, some of the random stuff I'd like to talk about.

1. While Korea had nothing to do with Toyotomi's survival, a better question was what if he had not suddenly change his inheritance pla ...
  Topic: Akechi Mitsuhide: Fact and Fiction
RollingWave

Replies: 24
Views: 15865

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:29 pm   Subject: Akechi Mitsuhide: Fact and Fiction
I also find the conspiracy theory while logical, seem to fail in many area.

1. you would figure if that happened someone would let it slip in the couple decades after, surely some of the Akechi ret ...
  Topic: Question on the Imjin war .
RollingWave

Replies: 19
Views: 13091

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:14 pm   Subject: Question on the Imjin war .
All so convenient that it's the Christian getting canned Very Happy and of course, a Christian hang out to dry a hundred KM from help in the middle of a freezing winter .
  Topic: Question on the Imjin war .
RollingWave

Replies: 19
Views: 13091

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:49 pm   Subject: Question on the Imjin war .
There were plans to reinforce Konishi, but he turned them down, stating in letters that it made no sense to send more soldiers he couldn't feed. What he really needed was supplies to bring his garriso ...
  Topic: Imjin War Discussion: Warm-Up Questions
RollingWave

Replies: 34
Views: 28629

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:45 pm   Subject: Imjin War Discussion: Warm-Up Questions
Carlo,

Good question, but I don't want to elaborate too much on that now as I'm going to start a specific thread on Hideyoshi's invasion motives very shortly. Please feel free to re-address this is ...
  Topic: Question on the Imjin war .
RollingWave

Replies: 19
Views: 13091

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:29 pm   Subject: Question on the Imjin war .
To finalize this question (and to give this forum some more traffic Wink)

I guess that one aspect is that the first invasion was split into 8 armies BECAUSE THERE IS 8 PROVINCE IN KOREA, so the plan ...
  Topic: Uesugi Kenshin
RollingWave

Replies: 68
Views: 55471

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:16 pm   Subject: Uesugi Kenshin
I am most amused that in the Hideki Miyashita Sengoku series, Kenshin looks exactly like Vladimir Putin. but yes, I could seen Kenshin riding a horse naked, it was probably even a common occurrence.
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  Topic: Nobunaga's Downsizing
RollingWave

Replies: 16
Views: 10937

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:43 pm   Subject: Nobunaga's Downsizing
And if the Nobuyuki revolt was the main issue, then the guy that should most definitely been fired as well should have been Shibata Katsuie Wink

It seems that the main reason was that those 3 simply ...
  Topic: Takeda Shingen: Reloaded
RollingWave

Replies: 81
Views: 61096

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:30 pm   Subject: Takeda Shingen: Reloaded
A few general thoughts of a very late chim in Wink

A. Shingen's strategic goals : I think he actually does have a pretty solid long term strategy the problem was that the original strategy went up ag ...
  Topic: How could Tokugawa win with only 10% of Japan's soldiers ?
RollingWave

Replies: 4
Views: 6031

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:04 pm   Subject: How could Tokugawa win with only 10% of Japan's soldiers ?
To be fair, this was all a uber brilliant plan for the Mori clan to become the ultimate winners 250 years later Laughing

Mitsunari have been in the Toyotomi military camp for a long time, and can ce ...
  Topic: Imjin War Study Group
RollingWave

Replies: 54
Views: 36395

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:29 pm   Subject: Imjin War Study Group
Rolling Wave, I recently read another criticism of Swope's book and wondered if you know what's the deal with Song's participation in the war?

"I don't mean to be rude but those people who gav ...
  Topic: Imjin War Study Group
RollingWave

Replies: 54
Views: 36395

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:36 pm   Subject: Imjin War Study Group
while others feel that the Ming were not as effective as many believe.

I remember the discussion. When I brought up Kenneth Swope's article some guys didn't like it.
I think Ming was effective, t ...
  Topic: Imjin War Study Group
RollingWave

Replies: 54
Views: 36395

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:55 am   Subject: Imjin War Study Group
I am familiar with the various Imjin War threads and I know that there has been conversation about how much of a dominant force the Ming armies were. Specifically that some people feel the Ming domina ...
  Topic: The Sengoku Period - Q & A
RollingWave

Replies: 113
Views: 54493

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:09 pm   Subject: The Sengoku Period - Q & A
But looking at pre-modern battles in general, scouting was (and still is) never a fool proof thing, many many famous battles had the losng side looking like complete idiots for various reasons, they p ...
  Topic: Tai Chi
RollingWave

Replies: 12
Views: 15183

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:04 pm   Subject: Tai Chi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DEGLU5WEvM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EFN6kAnMtI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jLbmTnrAUM&feature=related

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  Topic: Question on the Imjin war .
RollingWave

Replies: 19
Views: 13091

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:32 pm   Subject: Question on the Imjin war .
Not to meantion, Nato Kan's not likely going to serve that much longer anyway Just Kidding
  Topic: Question on the Imjin war .
RollingWave

Replies: 19
Views: 13091

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:38 am   Subject: Question on the Imjin war .
True, the Ming dynasty after the fall of Beijing was like that, the remenant bicked amongst themself despite a huge life threatening situation. or the case of South Vietnam in it's last days...


T ...
  Topic: Question on the Imjin war .
RollingWave

Replies: 19
Views: 13091

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:31 am   Subject: Question on the Imjin war .
Right, but after they pulled out of Seoul in mid 93 they then decided to literally steam roll Jinju into oblivion. which seems like a real "why the hell didn't you do this earlier!" moment. ...
  Topic: Question on the Imjin war .
RollingWave

Replies: 19
Views: 13091

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:59 pm   Subject: Question on the Imjin war .
Here's something that I have never been very clear about.

in 1592, why did the Japanese made limited attempted to fully conquer Jeolla province? initially I can see the reason being that their str ...
  Topic: Tai Chi
RollingWave

Replies: 12
Views: 15183

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:59 pm   Subject: Tai Chi
http://sports.cntv.cn/20100511/104361.shtml

here's a recent TV show in China (i think it's this year or last year), basically a chen style Taichi competition, I think the rules bar hits to the head ...
  Topic: random talks: Swope's book, and more source reading
RollingWave

Replies: 12
Views: 6673

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:59 am   Subject: random talks: Swope's book, and more source reading
I think from his words it sounds like mostly to be used against teppo shots, as iron armour really wouldn't do much better than padded paper , and in fact padded paper might do better to soften the bl ...
  Topic: random talks: Swope's book, and more source reading
RollingWave

Replies: 12
Views: 6673

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:22 pm   Subject: random talks: Swope's book, and more source reading
遊擊曰: “欲得紙卷以爲衲衣, 以給吾軍, 用於戰場。 勿論休紙, 廣求八道, 以足於用?” 上曰: “以紙作衣, 可以禦丸乎?” 遊擊曰: “甚好矣。 因出示曾 ...
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