23/03/2021 at 12:52 #154168
6mm Sengoku. The Battle of Yamanokami 1570, a fictional battle generated by the board game “A Most Dangerous Time.” Hashiba Hideyoshi faces an attack by a combined Azai-Asakura army (on the right, represented by mostly Mōri banners) on the Western shore of Lake Biwa. Oda Nobunaga has marched on to Kyōto with the rest of the army to face a Hongan-Ji ikkō-ikki attack. Hosokawa Fujitaka is besieged by the Miyoshi to the south. Hideyoshi tries to delay the Azai-Asakura advance.
“A Most Dangerous Time” has generic soldier counters representing 1-2,000 men, so the crossover from board game to table-top is pretty straightforward, each counter here becomes 2 units in my ‘Tenka Fubu’ rules. The battlefield is based on a plausible location for the battle on Google Maps, in the area around where the battle occurs in the board game.23/03/2021 at 13:19 #154170
Oh you tease! Looks great. It’s nice that the troops translate so easily between the board game and the tabletop.
That tan mat really makes the green areas pop.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."23/03/2021 at 18:34 #154180Nathaniel WeberParticipant
That is a seriously impressive looking game.23/03/2021 at 19:03 #154181MikeKeymaster23/03/2021 at 19:28 #154182McKinstryParticipant
Just a gorgeous looking game. A very clever board to tabletop approach as well.
Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.23/03/2021 at 19:29 #154183
The battlefield is quite constrained, there are wooded hills to one side and Lake Biwa on the other. Though the first fighting occurred when Hideyoshi’s left attempted to outflank the Asakura as they tried to extend their line past the hills.
24/03/2021 at 07:00 #154184Hafen von SchlockenbergParticipant
I call that jaw-dropping. 😢
Is it just me, or is your blog link not working?24/03/2021 at 09:37 #154195
Thanks. Link should be working.24/03/2021 at 11:40 #154197Hafen von SchlockenbergParticipant
Yep, working now, thanks. Enlightening reading!24/03/2021 at 13:17 #154198Mike HeaddenParticipant
As ever, the game looks beautiful and the attention to detail is amazing.
As to Mike’s comment
Bonkers nice. Though it looks like a march forward in a line and fight game, not much in the way of manoeuvres?
I suspect most historical battles were line up and fight affairs. Troops capable of manoeuvre in close contact with the enemy were few and far between.
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!24/03/2021 at 14:13 #154199
Cheers. The difficulty in the game is keeping them lined up24/03/2021 at 15:51 #154207
…and no one really wants to die in a human fertilized rice paddy…
So, how did the battle go?
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."24/03/2021 at 16:53 #154208Geof DowntonParticipant
This is all so pretty and detailed, I’d like to be small enough to walk around it.
One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:1124/03/2021 at 19:15 #154213
Battle is still ongoing Just doing a few turns here and there until I get some free time to finish it.27/03/2021 at 19:50 #154319
Battle report and some thoughts on using the AMDT board game to run a campaign:27/03/2021 at 20:21 #154324ThomastonParticipant
I’m loving that hill. Looks like a great spot to set up a defense.
Tired is enough.
R-rated narcissism29/03/2021 at 16:53 #154435
That really is a great looking battle, and I like that you can easily transfer losses between the tabletop and the campaign. Makes things a heck of a lot easier on yourself.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."
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