Battle of Nagashino
|Battle of Nagashino|
|Part of the Sengoku period|
General launching his troops to attack the castle of Nagashino in 1575, by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
|Takeda forces||Combined forces of Oda and Tokugawa|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Takeda Katsuyori, Anayama Nobukimi, Takeda Nobukado, Takeda Nobutoyo||Oda Nobunaga, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Okudaira Sadamasa|
|Casualties and losses|
|Between 3,000 and 10,000 dead, incl. 54 samurai leaders
The Battle of Nagashino (長篠の戦い Nagashino no Tatakai ) was an armed conflict in 1575. The battle took place near Nagashino Castle (長篠城) on the plain of Shitaragahara (設楽原) in the Mikawa province (三河) of Japan.
Nagashino Castle[change | change source]
Nagshino plain[change | change source]
Nobunaga's use of firearms to defeat Takeda's cavalry is considered as a turning point in Japanese warfare. His tactical innovation was the wooden stockades and rotating volleys of fire which led to a decisive victory at Nagashino.
Popular culture[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Turnbull, Stephen R. (2000). Nagashino 1575: Slaughter at the Barricades, p. 34.
- Turnbull, 32-33.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Battle of Nagashino animated battle map by Jonathan Webb