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