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Battle of Edo Castle
Edo Castle

Battle Information
Date December, 1615
Location Edo
Result Toyotomi army victorious, Ieyasu Tokugawa died
Forces
Toyotomi Tokugawa
Commanders
Hideyori Toyotomi
Mitsunari Ishida
Ieyasu Tokugawa
Hidetada Tokugawa
Notable Officers
Yukimura Sanada
Kanetsugu Naoe
Kagekatsu Uesugi
Keiji Maeda
Masayuki Sanada
Hideie Ukita
Tadakatsu Honda
Ina
Hanzo Hattori
Naomasa Ii
Naotaka Ii
Masanobu Honda
The battle of Edo Castle is a fictional battle that appeared in Samurai Warriors and Kessen video-games.

Before the BattleEdit

After the battle of Sekigahara, Ieyasu Tokugawa managed to retreat to Edo alive with the remaining Tokugawa retainers. In 1615 Hideyori Toyotomi mobilized his army and attacked Ieyasu to finish him for good.

BattleEdit

Hideyori Toyotomi arrived at Edo with his army but Ieyasu hasn't yet arrived in Edo so the castle was under Hidetada Tokugawa's control. The Toyotomi forces attacked from all sides: Yukimura Sanada and Masayuki Sanada from the south, Kanetsugu Naoe and Keiji Maeda from the west and Mitsunari Ishida and Hideie Ukita from the north. First Yukimura and Masayuki managed to take Edo Castles smaller keep and the rest of the army infiltrated the castle. By the time Ieyasu and his army arrived the castle was captured and Ina and Hidetada Tokugawa were killed. When Ieyasu arrived he camped at the northeast. The Toyotomi retainers charged Ieyasu's main camp, slaining Ieyasu Tokugawa, Tadakatsu Honda, Hanzo Hattori and Naomasa Ii.

Facts vs FictionEdit

  • Mitsunari didn't survive Sekigahara and was executed before 1615
  • Masayuki died before 1615
  • Tadakatsu and Hanzo died before 1615
  • Ieyasu didn't die in 1615
  • Historically In 1615 Ieyasu battled Hideyori at Osaka Castle
  • This battle never happened.

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