This Saturday, the forces of Toyotomi Hideyoshi embarked upon the Chongyu invasion of the Korean peninsula at Tyneside wargames club.
We set up a 5x12ft table, viewed here from north-east, looking southwest toward Busan.
This was the road the samurai invaders would have to take to Jeonju...
For this scenario, Paul, Reese and myself would each command a Japanese column, marching up the two roads towards the river crossings at a ford on the left of the table and the bridge on the right. The Japanese victory objective was to make it off the near end of the table, whilst the Koreans had to deny that outcome.
Ian and Daryl's Korean defenders would deploy to block our path, while Roderick's warrior monks and armed peasantry were free to spring from our flanks at the drop of a lacquered Heungnip hat.
On the Korean right, Daryl deployed taking full advantage of the riverbank.