The sleepy village of Karasawa was quiet with nothing much going, on the outskirts however, aband of roaming ronin were looking for trouble...
Fortunately, an ally of the villages diamyo, was in the area seeking out the local samurai over the issue of splitting the cost of a meal from the previous week.
Quick as a flash, the ronin broke cver and charged towards the Murakami troops and fierce fighting ensued (apart from Yamada Arinaga who ended up chatting to one of the local girls).
Hearing the clash of arms a small force of Sanada rushed into the village to see what the trouble was about.
Seeing that there was trouble in his village, Sanada Yoritomo quickly charged into combat with his faithful retainers and made short work of the ronin (the dice being quite a splendid factor in helping this to come about).
Unfortunately for Murakami Morokiyo, Yoritomo remembered about the splitting of the meal cost and also remembered that he and his retainers only had water all evening whereas Morokiyo's men drank all the sake. He saw this as unfair and set upon the Murakami troops with renewed vigour.
Needless to say, the Sanada men were victorious but Morokiyo managed to escape and will no doubt seek revenge....
Rules used were a variation of Fistful of Lead of which there will be a proper Japanese supplement in the New Year.