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  Topic: Samurai and cannon use
Wo Long

Replies: 24
Views: 19632

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:47 pm   Subject: Samurai and cannon use
Another silly question: how exactly did the Japanese come to incorperate elephants into their army? What about location? Did they just use them in foreign battles or were they shipped over to Japan ...
  Topic: Samurai and cannon use
Wo Long

Replies: 24
Views: 19632

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:02 am   Subject: Samurai and cannon use
Hi Wo Long, The mahout carried an hammer and chisel to sever the spinal cord if they ran amok. John

Right, but I would imagine that the elephants would be scared from the cannon shots. If that wer ...
  Topic: Samurai and cannon use
Wo Long

Replies: 24
Views: 19632

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:11 am   Subject: Samurai and cannon use
In 1633 Japanese mercenaries fought against 'Javanese' pirates (probably Cambodians or Vietnamese pirates). Eight samurai took command of 500 Siamese troops with eight war elephants. A shore battery o ...
  Topic: Samurai and cannon use
Wo Long

Replies: 24
Views: 19632

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:30 pm   Subject: Samurai and cannon use
In 1633 Japanese mercenaries fought against 'Javanese' pirates (probably Cambodians or Vietnamese pirates). Eight samurai took command of 500 Siamese troops with eight war elephants. A shore battery o ...
  Topic: Seven Spears of Shizugatake
Wo Long

Replies: 8
Views: 5764

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:54 am   Subject: Seven Spears of Shizugatake
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Seven_Spears_of_Shizugatake
  Topic: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
Wo Long

Replies: 46
Views: 29299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:21 am   Subject: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
how Captain Kirk got stuck in early 1980s Los Angeles and become a super cop known as TJ Hooker and work with a hot and very young Heather Locklear. Kirk is quite a devil!Wabu Tossudo could wipe Capta ...
  Topic: Name Pronunciation
Wo Long

Replies: 8
Views: 8515

PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:41 pm   Subject: Name Pronunciation
I think I get it. Thanks Domer (and Kitsuno). Smile
  Topic: Name Pronunciation
Wo Long

Replies: 8
Views: 8515

PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:47 am   Subject: Name Pronunciation
Right, so some things have been bothering me for a long time, like how to pronounce certain names. It's not so much the people as it is moreso the battles. Battles like Kawanakajima and Nagashino. ...
  Topic: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
Wo Long

Replies: 46
Views: 29299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:24 am   Subject: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
If any of you were wondering, it is true that I have completely maxed out Miyamoto Musashi in the game, including all level 3 and the 3 level 4 abilities. Yeah, I'm just that good. I doubt it

Now you ...
  Topic: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
Wo Long

Replies: 46
Views: 29299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:45 am   Subject: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
If any of you were wondering, it is true that I have completely maxed out Miyamoto Musashi in the game, including all level 3 and the 3 level 4 abilities. Yeah, I'm just that good. I doubt it

Now you ...
  Topic: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
Wo Long

Replies: 46
Views: 29299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:17 am   Subject: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
If any of you were wondering, it is true that I have completely maxed out Miyamoto Musashi in the game, including all level 3 and the 3 level 4 abilities. Yeah, I'm just that good. I doubt it
  Topic: masamune
Wo Long

Replies: 32
Views: 38214

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:07 pm   Subject: masamune
And Sadamune was adoptive...
I'm not sure Masamune had biological sons too,
but if so surely they didn't take the steps of the
father. Sadamune's Hosho school didn't survive so much and so any cont ...
  Topic: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
Wo Long

Replies: 46
Views: 29299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:47 am   Subject: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
Obenjo strikes! You heard him, kids, take your "Superman would beat Batman" discussions elsewhere!

(And yes, Kirk rocks!)

Nuh-uh! Batman is constantly using his head and adapting to h ...
  Topic: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
Wo Long

Replies: 46
Views: 29299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:28 am   Subject: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
Stupid thread. Stupid post. Fanboys, keep playing your video games and keep these stupid questions off the forum. Razz

Harsh, but true.
  Topic: Honda Tadatoki
Wo Long

Replies: 1
Views: 2206

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:02 am   Subject: Honda Tadatoki
In his bio, it says that he is Tadakatsu's son, yet in Honda Tadamasa's bio, it says he's his son. Which is it? Tadakatsu's bio makes no mention of Tadatoki.
  Topic: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
Wo Long

Replies: 46
Views: 29299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:42 am   Subject: Re: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.

Yeah, and? So he went out with a smaller unit and they stopped the attack on him for being brave. It doesn't say anywhere that he hacked the enemy to bits or that he killed an enemy officer or an ...
  Topic: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
Wo Long

Replies: 46
Views: 29299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:18 am   Subject: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
You make some excellent points, but I never said Naomasa was as good of a commander, just perhaps as good as a fighter. Besides, wasn't he usually sort of a spearhead unit, anyway?
  Topic: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
Wo Long

Replies: 46
Views: 29299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:52 am   Subject: Re: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
There are plenty of accounts of Honda being directly involved in the fighting-he wasn’t the type to sit back and watch. Probably the most famous account concerns the battle of Komaki-Nagakute. After ...
  Topic: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
Wo Long

Replies: 46
Views: 29299

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:55 pm   Subject: Re: Who do you think is the greatest and strongest warrior.
I think the greatest is Honda Tadakatsu.

Perhaps I'm just ignorant, but has Tadakatsu done anything notable when considering his physical prowess? He was a great commander, one of Ieyasu's best, b ...
  Topic: Samurai Warrior books
Wo Long

Replies: 7
Views: 5534

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:52 pm   Subject: Samurai Warrior books


Samurai: An Illustrated History? Unless I'm mistaken, I heard that book wasn't too good at all. Mostly pictures which little information.
  Topic: Facial Hair on the Masks
Wo Long

Replies: 2
Views: 4691

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:25 pm   Subject: Facial Hair on the Masks
What was it made of? It was just a completely random question I had when looking at some armor and now it's driving me crazy.

Any help is appreciated. Smile
  Topic: Shigenaga or Shigetsuna?
Wo Long

Replies: 2
Views: 2674

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:32 pm   Subject: Shigenaga or Shigetsuna?
Ah, righto. Thanks, Akaguma.
  Topic: Ranks
Wo Long

Replies: 41
Views: 25131

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:45 am   Subject: Ranks
Maeda Toshiie was a daimyo who served Oda Nobunaga as a member of his elite bodyguards, which were also Nobunaga's Tsukaiban. At Nagashino Toshiie was one of those chosen to be 'teppo-gashira'.

Sas ...
  Topic: Shigenaga or Shigetsuna?
Wo Long

Replies: 2
Views: 2674

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:13 am   Subject: Shigenaga or Shigetsuna?
I'm speaking of Katakura Kagetsuna's son. I've heard him called both. Which is it? Are they interchangable?
  Topic: masamune
Wo Long

Replies: 32
Views: 38214

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:11 pm   Subject: masamune
I saw something on the History channel once that said that the Masamune family is still making swords. That's as much as I know. So, I can't really help you, but the Masamune clan is still around an ...
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