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  Topic: The Samurai Archives Podcast
leakbrewergator

Replies: 78
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PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 4:45 am   Subject: The Samurai Archives Podcast
Good stuff as usual, fellas!

One question, though: Do you guys make Travis sit all the way in the corner? Very Happy He's so hard to hear sometimes....
  Topic: The Samurai Archives Podcast
leakbrewergator

Replies: 78
Views: 73728

PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 9:35 am   Subject: The Samurai Archives Podcast
So for the handful of people listening to the podcast, any requests or thoughts on some future topics we should tackle?

The most obvious set of topics is delving into what you’ve already started ...
  Topic: Coming To A Closeout Bin Near You.
leakbrewergator

Replies: 22
Views: 17096

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 9:46 am   Subject: Coming To A Closeout Bin Near You.
I wasn't going to pre-order it, but then I read the description.

First sentence:

This was the raid that turned Japan upside down.

I'm sold! Ordered 3 copies! 1 for reading, 1 for display and ...
  Topic: Total War: Shogun 2
leakbrewergator

Replies: 37
Views: 35066

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:41 am   Subject: Total War: Shogun 2
I bought this game last week and I am absolutely horrible at it! It's the first PC game I've played since the Oregon Trail, so it took me a while to even figure out the controls. I probably don't dedi ...
  Topic: Possible next discussion group
leakbrewergator

Replies: 17
Views: 23785

PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:44 am   Subject: Possible next discussion group
The Culture of Civil War in Kyoto by Mary Elizabeth Berry. Looking forward to it.

Much like anything else that Berry does, that is a great book! I really enjoyed reading it. I also should tie in we ...
  Topic: The Onin War
leakbrewergator

Replies: 8
Views: 7755

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:25 am   Subject: The Onin War

I am just getting through the introduction of Mary Barry's book and I can already feel this is going to be an excellent book and a great follow-up to Varley's Onin War I just finished.

Haha! I ba ...
  Topic: Possible next discussion group
leakbrewergator

Replies: 17
Views: 23785

PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:19 am   Subject: Possible next discussion group
The Culture of Civil War in Kyoto by Mary Elizabeth Berry. Looking forward to it.

Much like anything else that Berry does, that is a great book! I really enjoyed reading it. I also should tie in we ...
  Topic: Most Decisive Battle of the Sengoku Jidai
leakbrewergator

Replies: 35
Views: 30301

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:53 am   Subject: Most Decisive Battle of the Sengoku Jidai
I wouldn't exactly qualify Kawanakajima as being very decisive.
  Topic: Samurai and Death in Battle - A Translation
leakbrewergator

Replies: 14
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:37 am   Subject: Samurai and Death in Battle - A Translation
Great translation! Thank you very much.
  Topic: The Samurai Archives/Animeigo Sengoku Picture Contest
leakbrewergator

Replies: 77
Views: 51641

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:51 am   Subject: The Samurai Archives/Animeigo Sengoku Picture Contest
Who were some of his more notable vassals

I've always been impressed with Kenshin's ability to absorb outside daimyo into his band of retainers. Murakami Yoshikiyo, Suda Chikamitsu and Takanoshi Ma ...
  Topic: Uesugi Kenshin's 28 Generals
leakbrewergator

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:17 am   Subject: Uesugi Kenshin's 28 Generals
Thanks for the replies. I knew that the lists were a post-Sengoku creation, I was just unsure why there was such an agreement on the Takeda number and not on the Uesugi.

Is there any more info on M ...
  Topic: Uesugi Kenshin's 28 Generals
leakbrewergator

Replies: 4
Views: 5259

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:13 pm   Subject: Uesugi Kenshin's 28 Generals
Was this an "official" entity, or was it just 28 really good generals among the Uesugi ranks?

I can't find too much info on this. The only "source" that I have that mentions any ...
  Topic: Review: Daily Life and Demographics in Ancient Japan
leakbrewergator

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:54 am   Subject: Review: Daily Life and Demographics in Ancient Japan
Well this thread seems as good as any to ask about Farris' Heavenly Warriors book about the evolution of japanese armeis 500-1300. Is it a good/accurate read? Especially when compared to Karl F Friday ...
  Topic: Basics of the Kamakura-Sengoku Periods?
leakbrewergator

Replies: 79
Views: 44047

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:32 am   Subject: Basics of the Kamakura-Sengoku Periods?
Well, at less than $10, I just pre-ordered it. Can't say I have high hopes, but one never knows.

Erm... "I had people’s anime viewing very much in the forefront of my mind when I was writing ...
  Topic: Basics of the Kamakura-Sengoku Periods?
leakbrewergator

Replies: 79
Views: 44047

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:36 pm   Subject: Basics of the Kamakura-Sengoku Periods?
So I have some more specific questions after watching Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire

It said that Hideyoshi called 5 daimyo to his death bed and asked them to watch over Japan until Hideyori was ...
  Topic: Basics of the Kamakura-Sengoku Periods?
leakbrewergator

Replies: 79
Views: 44047

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:16 pm   Subject: Basics of the Kamakura-Sengoku Periods?
So I have some more specific questions after watching Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire

It said that Hideyoshi called 5 daimyo to his death bed and asked them to watch over Japan until Hideyori was ...
  Topic: Basics of the Kamakura-Sengoku Periods?
leakbrewergator

Replies: 79
Views: 44047

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:06 pm   Subject: Basics of the Kamakura-Sengoku Periods?
So I have some more specific questions after watching Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire

It said that Hideyoshi called 5 daimyo to his death bed and asked them to watch over Japan until Hideyori was ...
  Topic: Swordless Samurai, The: Leadership Wisdom of Japan's Sixteen
leakbrewergator

Replies: 40
Views: 26672

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:00 am   Subject: Swordless Samurai, The: Leadership Wisdom of Japan's Sixteen
Less than 3 bucks?!?! Why not? I'm on it. Thanks for the info Tats.
  Topic: Totman's Collapse of the Tokugawa Bakufu
leakbrewergator

Replies: 25
Views: 28972

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:42 am   Subject: Totman's Collapse of the Tokugawa Bakufu
Uh oh Tornadoes, you've been asked to cook burgers for the Iron Chef of Bakumatsu. Nervous

I think you mean "Baka-matsu".

Laughing Laughing
  Topic: Ninja Assassin?
leakbrewergator

Replies: 20
Views: 14521

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:02 am   Subject: Ninja Assassin?
I just rented this for Blu Ray. Now I gotta wait until I'm away from the lady to watch it. (She refuses to let me watch it with her around.)

Seems like a good flick, though!
  Topic: Totman's Collapse of the Tokugawa Bakufu
leakbrewergator

Replies: 25
Views: 28972

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:49 am   Subject: Totman's Collapse of the Tokugawa Bakufu
Uh oh Tornadoes, you've been asked to cook burgers for the Iron Chef of Bakumatsu. Nervous
  Topic: Obscure Bakumatsu Grave
leakbrewergator

Replies: 9
Views: 9235

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:10 am   Subject: Obscure Bakumatsu Grave
Great post Obenjo! Very interesting stuff.
  Topic: Naoe Kanetsugu
leakbrewergator

Replies: 1
Views: 3059

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:16 am   Subject: Naoe Kanetsugu
I'm not sure if there's too much in English that focuses on Kanetsugu.

Amazon has a few Japanese titles listed if you're interested.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstr ...
  Topic: Modern Sammyrai Wet Dream-History Channel's Musashi Special
leakbrewergator

Replies: 40
Views: 27937

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:59 am   Subject: Modern Sammyrai Wet Dream-History Channel's Musashi Special
I was shaking my head and said to myself WTF?? Thank God I only watched about less than an hour of the show and fell asleep.

I was really hoping that the show had some real historains (Thomas Con ...
  Topic: The Takeda Cavalry
leakbrewergator

Replies: 32
Views: 22516

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:40 am   Subject: Re: Efficacy of Takeda cavalry . . .
(1) Land favorable for raising & training horses

(2) Steady supply of strong, hardy, sound stock

(3) Effective training techniques for horses & men

(4) Leaders' proper understanding o ...
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