Samurai Armies, 1550-1615
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One of the Osprey Men-At-Arms series "Samurai Armies 1550-1615" covers the Momoyama Perido in Japan which the author S. R. Turnball calls The Golden Age of Samurais. Often depicted as solitary warriors during this time generals commanded samurai armies "where individual prowess was valued in terms of its contribution to a carefully planned strategy involving massive troop movement, wise use of terrain, concentrated firepower...assembled on a scale not unlike that of contemporary Europe..." Richard Hook contributes 8 pages of color plates illustrating uniforms and equipment of the age. The book also contains numerous black and white photos, drawings etc. and diagrams illustrating armor types, battle strategy, etc.