003 Fourth Kawanakajima (1561) Phase 2

Written by Richard Borg. Posted in Campaigns of the Takeda clan

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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  36 %
Total plays 14 - Last reported by Grondeaux on 2018-06-19 04:13:11

Fourth Kawanakajima 1561 - Phase 2

Yamamot o Kansuke Charge

The Uesugi troops were deployed in a “Winding Wheel” formation as their forces advanced. This tactical formation allowed their front line units to be replaced by fresh troops as the forces moved forward. While the Takeda units, deployed in a “Crane Wing” formation and could not bring units forward as quickly.
Yamamoto Kansuke, seeing his army being pushed back, realized that “Operation Woodpecker” had failed. Accepting responsibility, he charged forward into the Uesugi lines in true Samurai fashion. He fought bravely until overcome by wounds and nally withdrew to commit seppuku.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command.  The rest is history.


Set-Up Order

Forest 3
Hill 3


Uesugi Samurai Army (Red)
Move First
5 Command Cards
3 Dragon Cards
8 Honor & Fortune

Ashigaru Yari Ashigaru Bowmen Ashigaru Arquebus Samurai Naginata Mounted Samurai Infantry Leader Cavalry Leader
4 3 1 2 1 2 2

Takeda Samurai Army (Yellow)
5 Command Cards
2 Dragon Cards
5 Honor & Fortune

Ashigaru Yari Ashigaru Bowmen Samurai Naginata Mounted Samurai Infantry Leader Cavalry Leader
4 2 2 1 2 1

5 Banners
1 Victory Banner for each unit or leader eliminated.

Special Rules


Tags: base game , uesugi , takeda , Base Game , Takeda , Uesugi

Tags: Base Game, Takeda, Uesugi


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oninohugo's Avatar
oninohugo replied the topic: #71 7 years 1 month ago
5-3 Victory for Red that could have gone either way. An early rice famine and uprising of farmers plummeted Uesugi's honor from the start.
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g1ul10 replied the topic: #58 7 years 2 months ago
We played this scenario five times among three players and this is the medals count:

Red Yellow
4 5
5 4
1 5
5 3
5 2

In summary, a total of three victories for the red and two for the yellow. All in all we found the scenario quite balanced and a lot of fun to play.

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Mark McG replied the topic: #55 7 years 3 months ago
this is Phase 2