by Jim Wallman
De Ark van Oost, Nijmegen, This game was planned for the 16th of May 2020,
but has been postponed to a later date due to the Corona virus outbreak.
We will inform you when we have decided upon a new date.
This game is about the political and military activity during the Sengoku Era of Japanese History (roughly speaking the second half of the 16th century). This is an age of land-grabbing lords (daimyo), incessant warfare and power plays. We start the game in year 19 of the Tenbun Era. The current Shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, is only 16 years old and currently in exile.
Much of the game is about the power politics of the time, the forming and dissolution of alliances and consequent military activity. However, it is important that under all circumstances, correct behaviour and etiquette is observed. An impolite man is an unlucky man.
Another part of the game has to do with economics as each controlled province provides rice income and possibly cash income. With this income, troops can be levied, and castles/fortresses maintained or built.
Player teams come in 3 kinds. First, seven or more player teams represent the most important clans of the time. Second, two of the teams represent large, influential and military strong temples of warrior monks (Sohei). The last team is formed by the Bakufu (The Shogun's military and civil administration, which serves the Empire, not the Emperor).
The clans that will be played are Hojo, Miyoshi, Oda, Takeda, Uesugi, Mori and Imagawa. Players can take the role of:
The two Sohei teams will be Enryaku-Ji and Hongan-Ji. Players take the role of:
The players of the Bakufu player team take the role of civil servants.
Each team has a Team Control umpire attached to it. Apart from these umpires, we will have a Map Control umpire, a non player Daimyo umpire, an Intelligence Umpire and a Game Control umpire.
The game will be played on the 16th of May, 2020 in Wijkcentrum De Ark van Oost, Cipresstraat 154, 6523HR Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Due to the Corona virus outbreak, we have decidede to postpone this game to a later date. At the moment of the postponement we were at 27 registered players. Costs to participate in the game are €20,– for players and €10,– for umpires. The game material will be distributed as pdfs by email.