Goto Mototsugu, leading the vanguard of a large Osaka army, had already crossed the Ishikawa River early in the morning of June 3. When his scouts reported that the Tokugawa Army was moving towards the Heights of Komatsuyama, Goto made a dash to take the heights, determined to make a stand at the top of Komatsuyama until the rest of the Osaka army could arrive. Goto and the vanguard managed to hold for some time against strong enemy attacks, but in the morning fog the Osaka army was not making much headway and relief never came. During one of the attacks, Goto is shot, and he committed seppuku. Outnumbered and their leader lost, the Osaka vanguard retired back across the Ishikawa.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. Can you change history?
Osaka Samurai Army (Red)
Tokugawa Samurai Army (Blue)
* 1 Victory Banner for each unit or leader eliminated.
* The player's army that occupies more hill hexes than his opponent at the start of each player's turn gains 1 Victory Banner. When an army loses the majority, it immediately loses the Victory Banner.
* If your unit occupies the enemy's Command Tent hex at the start of your turn, the camp hex is removed from the battlefield. The capture of the enemy Command Tent is worth 3 permanent Victory Banners. When your command tent is removed, you must discard one of your Command cards atonce, selected at random.
* The Ishikawa River is impassable except at the three river fords.