|Siege of Futamata|
|Result||Takeda victory, Tokugawa forces retreat|
|Takeda Clan||Tokugawa Clan|
|Shingen Takeda||Ieyasu Tokugawa|
Before the battleEdit
Shingen marched his army out of his capital of Kofu in October 1572, relying on the coming snows and also relying on the Ikkō-ikki to keep Kenshin Uesugi off his tail. Shingen's first objective in the Tokugawa lands was the castle of Futamata.
Futamata was a Tokugawa possession in Totomi province. It was situated on a cliff above the Tenryugawa and obtained it's water supply by lowering the buckets into the river from withen the safety of a wooden tower known as the well-tower.
When Katsuyori Takeda laid siege to it he lashed together large logs to make rafts and floated these down the river as unmanned missiles. After a while the force of these rafts hitting the supports of the well-tower caused it to collapse. The garrison surrendered.
Two months later the Takeda army pressed on past Futamata, heading for Hamamatsu.