Samurai grab your swords: the Total War game franchise is heading back to Japan for it’s next strategy sequel.
Japan, the home of the samurai, had been no stranger to war since the time of the rise of the samurai warrior. The samurai warriors were a distinctive social class and their establishment as a ruling elite during the 12th century, when the Battle of Dan no Ura in 1185 concluded a bitter time of [...]
For any military historian, the topic of ninja remains one of the most fascinating mysteries of Japanese samurai warfare. The word ‘ninja’ or its alternative reading ‘shinobi’ crops up again and again in historical accounts in the context of secret intelligence-gathering or assassinations carried out by martial arts experts.