History of the Samurai Wars - in association with Total War: Shogun 2 and Intel

The Sengoku Period, or Warring States Period, was a time of social upheaval and constant military conflict from the middle of the 15th century to the beginning of the 17th century

Timeline of key stages of Japan’s Age of War:

1467 Onin War begins

1477 Onin War officially ends

1494 Hojo capture Odawara

1543 Arrival of Europeans in Japan bringing muskets

1545 Night battle of Kawagoe

1549 Muskets first used in war at the Kajiki siege

1560 Battle of Okehazama makes Oda Nobunaga powerful

1571 Destruction of the warrior monks of Mount Hiei by Nobunaga

1573 Death of Takeda Shingen

1574 Siege of the warrior monk castle of Nagashima

1575 Siege and battle of Nagashino with volley firing

1576 Building of Azuchi castle

1578 Death of Uesugi Kenshin

1580 Surrender of Ikko-ikki headquarters of Ishiyama Honganji

1581 Siege of Tottori by starvation

1582 Murder of Oda Nobunaga, Battleof Yamazaki

1583 Battle of Shizugatake gives Hideyoshi much control

1584 Battles of Komaki and Nagakute

1586 Building of Osaka castle

1587 Invasion of Kyushu by Hideyoshi

1590 Final siege of Odawara

1591 Siege of Kunoe – unification of Japan completed

1592 First invasion of Korea

1593 Japanese withdraw from Korea

1597 Second invasion of Korea

1598 Death of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and final withdrawal

1600 Battle of Sekigahara

1603 Tokugawa Ieyasu becomes Shogun

1615 Death of Toyotomi Hideyori at Osaka

History of the Samurai Wars
The making of Total War: Shogun 2
WIN Collector’s Edition of Total War: Shogun 2
10 Major Developments of Japanese warfare in the Sengoku Period
Rise of the Samurai
Japanese Castles
Military Trends during the Sengoku Period
Battle in the Snow: Mikata ga Hara
Timeline of The Sengoku Period: Japan’s Age of WarRead the History of Samurai Wars magazine


Samurai Weapons
The Samurai Sword (Katana
The Japanese Longbow


Japanese Warriors
Religious Warriors of Japan
Female Samurai Warriors
Ninja (Shinobi) – Secret Assassins

Visual Adrenaline



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