Nobunaga's Ambition Iron TriangleEdit
|Battle Of Okehazama|
|Result:||Oda clan won,Yoshimito is dead.|
|Nobunaga Oda||Yoshimito Imagawa|
Battle of OkehazamaEdit
In May or June 1560, Imagawa Yoshimoto, with an army of perhaps 35,000 men, set forth on a march to Kyoto.Entering at the Oda territories in Owari province,he first took the border fortresses of Washizu and Marume.This was all reported to Oda Nobunaga.Nobunaga decided on a frontal assault, the battle would have been deceptively easy to predict; his army was outnumbered ten to one by the Imagawa forces. A frontal assault would be suicidal and an attempt to hold out at Zenshō-ji would only last a few days. Because of the odds against their side, some of Nobunaga's advisers even suggested a surrender. Nobunaga, however, decided to launch a surprise attack on the Imagawa camp.He attacked the Imagawa main camp destroying their army and killing Yoshimito Imagawa.