The small village of Kaigawa just inland from the coast with Sanada forces moving through it to intercept the incoming Murakami
The aforementioned Murakami and wako on the move
The Sanada moving through the village
The two forces get closer, who will spill the first blood!
The raiders enter the village and come under fire from some Sanada teppo on the periphery but with limited effect
The Sanada rush out from the village to try and catch the Murakami in the paddy fields (yes, I know there's only one lol )
But are taken out by the roaming wako
The Sanada samurai 'hide' behind some of the village buildings (a ritual disembowelling for Sanada Akihito if he survives...)
They finally come out from cover into a hail of arrows which they pass through relatively unscaved and see off the offending archers with aplomb
After seeing off the archers, the samurai turn on the remaining Murakami foot troops and a bitter struggle ensues...
But the Sanada samurai are victorious (just) and chase the last remnants from the field
But in their victory they forget the wako who are left to raid the village and kill the hapless locals (only two though so it wasn't too bad ;) )
All in all, quite a bloody game with no clear victor (although others will tell a different tale).
Will nothing stop the Murakami from plaguing the coasts...