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101 Arita Castle (1517) Phase 1

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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  38 %
Total plays 16 - Last reported by Anaxam on 2022-04-09 09:50:23

Arita Castle 1517
Phase 1 Takeda Vanguard

When the head of the Mori Clan died suddenly, Takeda Motoshige saw the opportunity to advance into Mori territory and captured Arita Castle. Provoked into action, Motonari, just a young man of 20 years, mobilized the Mori clan and set of towards Arita Castle. On the way, he and his personal retinue of mounted Samurai encountered the Takeda Vanguard commanded by Kumagai Motonao. The two forces ,instead of closing, stood f irm and engaged in a heated archery exchange. While encouraging his men, Motonao, was struck down and the Takeda vanguard seeing their leader fall retired back to the castle.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.


Set-Up Order

Forest 8
Hill 4


Mori Samurai (Red)
Move First
5 Command Cards
1 Dragon Cards
4 Honor & Fortune

Mounted Samurai Archer Cavalry Leader
4 1

Takeda Samurai (Yellow)
4 Command Cards
1 Dragon Cards
2 Honor & Fortune

Ashigaru Archer Ashigaru Yari Samurai Archer Infantry Leader
2 4 1 1

3 Banners
• 1 Victory Banner for each unit eliminated.
• 2 Victory Banners for each leader eliminated.

Special Rules



Tags: Expansion 1, Mori Clan, Takeda

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NightOwl3 replied the topic: #712 10 months 1 week ago
This was a very close battle. Mori did not have any center cards and rushed the left and right flanks. This worked well until Takeda formed two triads for self-support. Finally Mori got better cards and rushed the Takeda general killing him. Then the surviving unit survived two cav attacks. Then Takeda countered against the Mori general killing him. It was now 2-2. Mori could not finish the last block of the samurai archers, but Takeda killed a mounted samurai of Mori. Mori comes from behind to win 3-2. As the Mori player, I should have just engaged in an archery duel until I got the better cards. I actually got up to 6 cards in my hand, but was not patient. Lesson learned.