As a refresher to the battle, the initial army dispositions show the Imagawan army almost overlapping the Oda right at the start of battle. Making good use of this initial position, Sessai attacked vigorously against the Oda right in Game 1 forcing the collapse of the Oda right. Sessai's deep thrust into the Oda right and rear brought a swift victory to the Imagawa Clan.
Read on!Commanding the Oda Clan, Nobuhide advances his army toward the Imagawa positions. Seeing his enemy arrayed before him, he is confident of victory.
|Imagawa left hidden from view.|
However, Nobuhide does not fully grasp the situation. Concealed beyond the line of hills on his right, the Imagawan general, Sessai, masks about a quarter of his army.
Both armies advance with Nobuhide getting the first glimpse of the Imagawan flanking force as it crests the hills on the Oda right. Nobuhide orders Samurai to take the high ground on the opposite side of the valley.
|The armies advance.|
|Nobuhide sees the threat to his right.|
|Odan center is driven in.|
|Gap opens in Odan center.|
|Attacks and counterattacks across the battlefield.|
|Odan right is starting to crumble.|
|Imagawa controlling the wings. Oda controlling the center.|
|Imagawan center weakens.|
|Action on the Odan left.|
|Odan left stabilizes but trouble elsewhere.|
|Destruction of the Odan army.|
|The Odan army is beaten.|