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By Chris Henry

This identify is the 1st of 2 volumes interpreting the artillery gear of the British forces throughout the progressive and Napoleonic Wars, in addition to Wellington's campaigns in India. all through this era the British military used either Foot and Horse artillery, largely utilizing both the 9-pounder gun or the 5.5 inch box howitzer within the box. additionally lined are the smaller box weapons within the three- and 6-pounder different types and the biggest, the 12-pounder box gun. This name covers the layout and improvement of the weapons, the agency of the troops and their operational histories.

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About 100m in front of them flowed the little Rengogawa, which acted as a forward defence for the positions Oda Nobunaga had chosen. 53 APPROACH TO BATTLE, 27–28 JUNE BABA Nobuharu MIZUNO Nobumoto ANAYAMA Nobukimi SANADA Nobutsuna SAKUMA Nobumori TSUCHIYA Masatsugu NIWA Nagahide ICHIJO Nobutatsu HASHIBA Hideyoshi ODA NOBUNAGA TAKEDA Nobutoyo TAKIGAWA Kazumasu OBATA Nobusada TORII Mototada TOKUGAWA Nobuyasu ISHIKAWA Kazumasa TAKEDA Nobukado HONDA Takakatsu NAITO Masatoyo Rengogawa Riv er TOKUGAWA IEYASU SAKAKIBARA Yasumasa HARA Masatane OSUKA Yasutaka Sakai Tadatsugu leads a detachment of 3,000 to the south of the main body of Takeda forces in order to launch an attack on the Tobigasuyama garrison 54 SAKAI Tadatsugu OKUBO Tadayo YAMAGATA Masakage TAKEDA KATSUYORI Ta k iga wa Ri ve r OYAMADA Nobushige AMARI Nobuyasu ATOBE Iojiyama TAKEDA KATSUYORI SANADA Nobutsuna TSUCHIYA Masatsugu ICHIJO Nobutatsu 2,000 men under Oyamada Nobuyuki, Kosaka Masazumi and Moruga Nobutoshi maintain the siege, closing in around the remaining castle defences to the north and west Daitsujiyama TAKEDA Nobutoyo OYAMADA Masayaki BABA Nobuharu ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲▲ ▲▲ ▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲▲ ▲▲▲ ▲▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲▲▲▲ ▲▲ ▲ ▲▲ ▲ ▲▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲▲ ▲▲▲ ▲▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲ no ga wa River Nagashino Castle ▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ no ▲▲ ▲ ba ▲▲ ▲▲ ino ▲▲ ▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ Sh ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲ ▲▲ KOSAKA YAMAGATA Masakage ▲▲ Ar ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲▲ ▲▲▲ ▲ ▲▲▲ ▲ ▲▲ ▲▲▲ ▲ ▲▲▲ ura umi-m Takeda advance to the battle ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ ▲ ▲▲ ▲ ▲▲▲ ▲▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲▲▲ ▲▲▲ ▲▲▲▲ ▲ ▲▲ ▲ ▲ ▲▲ ▲▲▲ O ▲▲ ▲▲ ▲ NAITO Masatoyo OBATA Nobusada TAKEDA Nobukado ANAYAMA Nobukimi SUGANUNA HARA Masatane TAKEDA Nobuzane Tobigasuyama Takeda Nobuzane maintains his position in the forts on Tobigasuyama along with 1,000 men N To y o k a w a R i v e r 0 0 500 yds 500 m 55 Although sluggish and shallow, it had some steep banks, which would slow down the horsemen.

Oda Nobunaga also clearly appreciated the need to give his matchlockmen some form of physical protection, so the Oda army had brought with it a large quantity of cut timber with which to build a palisade. Half way between the forested edge of the hill and the river Oda Nobunaga’s troops erected this loose triple fence of stakes, stretching from the point where today the Rengogawa is crossed by a bridge to the north, where Ikeda Nobuteru was positioned. It was not a continuous construction, but was staggered over three alternate layers, with many gaps to allow for counter-attack.

Katsuyori was inclined to agree with the younger ones. He no doubt thought that his honour was at stake. He had left Tsutsuji-ga-saki under the great blue banner with half the Takeda army and had first been forced to cancel the attack on Okazaki and then abandon the attack on Yoshida. Now he had failed to reduce a garrison that was outnumbered by 30 to one. The campaign had lasted nearly a month, and all Katsuyori had achieved was the burning of two minor satellite fortresses. To a N 48 Starvation during the siege of Tottori.

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