Sanada Yukimura (1567 ~ 1516) was a resourceful military commander and highly respected samurai who was often referred to as the “bravest warrior in Japan” and the “crimson war demon.“ Sanada’s passionate and fearless attitude towards battlefield warfare was on full display before and after the..
Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537 ~ 1598) may have been born into poverty and not having any samurai lineage, but that didn’t stop him from becoming one of the most prolific, unifying Japanese warlords of his time. Toyotomi rose quickly through the ranks of the Oda clan from a page to a foot soldier and then..
Kiyomasa Kato (1562 ~ 1611), the son of a blacksmith, was known as one of Hideyoshi's closest retainers after his pivotal performance during the battle of Shizugatake distinguished him as one of the “Seven Spears.” His ruthless fighting style was legendary on the battlefield where Kiyomasa too..
Mitsunari Ishida (1559 ~ 1600) was a faithful supporter of Hideyoshi and played an integral role in the transformation of Japan following Hideyoshi’s death when he swore to he swore to protect Hideyoshi’s son. Mitsunari fought Tokugawa Ieyasu during the Battle of Sekigahara to uphold his promi..
Oda Nobunaga (1534 ~ 1582) extremely clever use of tactics outwitted his opponents on and off the battlefield. Even when outnumbered nearly 10 to 1 in the Battle of Okehazama, Oda’s forces were still victorious thanks to his use of misdirection, surprise attacks and effici..
Takeda (1521 ~ 1573) was one of the most powerful daimyo due to his
unparalleled genius in using ironclad cavalry units to decimate his
enemies in battle. Although Shingen died under mysterious
circumstances, his legend lives on due to stories of his cruel and
ruthless treatment o..