MM04 Battle of Azukizaka (January 15, 1564)

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Battle of Azukizaka (January 15, 1564)

The Battle of Azukizaka or Battle of Batō-ga-hara took place in 1564, when Matsudaira Motoyasu (later renamed Tokugawa Ieyasu), sought to destroy the growing threat of the Ikkō-ikki, a league of monks, samurai and peasants who were strongly against samurai rule. The battle of Azukizaka was fought on January 15, 1564. Motoyasu had decided to concentrate his forces in eliminating the Ikki from Mikawa and had sought the help of warrior monks from the temple of Daiju-ji with whom he enjoyed good relations. In the Ikki ranks where some of Motoyasu's vassals, like Honda Masanobu, who had turned over to the Ikki rebellion on religious sympathy. The battle was fierce and Motoyasu took the field personally, issuing challenges to enemy samurai and fighting in the front line where he received bullets that pierced his armour but failed to wound him. Motoyasu's brave conduct in the battle convinced many of the samurai turncoats in the Ikki to switch sides and the Ikki were defeated.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

 


 

Set-Up Order


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5
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Mikawa Ikkō-ikki Army (Red)
Commander: 
Command Cards 4
Dragon Cards 3
Honour & Fortune 3

3 1 3 1 1 1

Tokugawa Army (Yellow)
Move First
Commander: Matsudaira Motoyasu
Command Cards 5
Dragon Cards 2
Honour & Fortune 5

4 3 1 1 1 2 1 2

Victory
5 Banners
* 1 Victory Banner for each unit or leader eliminated
* Control of the Jōgū-ji temple is worth 1 banner to the side that controls it at the start of their turn.

Special Rules

• The River is impassable to infantry except at the fords and bridges.
• Cavalry may ford the river
• Ikkō-ikki units may ignore 1 flag for EACH adjacent unit (nembutsu)
• Turncoats (Dragon card) is automatically successful against an Ikkō-ikki Samurai (Red) unit

 

Tags: Tokugawa, Mark McG, Ikkō-ikki

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