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mounted samurai bowmen

Postby vodnik » Tue May 15, 2018 11:54 am

...there were no mounted samurai armed with bow during the Sengoku period. After about 1500 mounted samurai were rearmed with a yari spear and served as lancers...
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Re: mounted samurai bowmen

Postby David Kuijt » Tue May 15, 2018 4:59 pm

Thanks, Vodnik.

Could you cite your sources, please? A bald (unsupported) statement like that helps us a small bit -- it points out somewhere that we need to check up on things -- but it leaves us to do a lot of work to verify or disprove the statement. If you cite sources, we can check up on the statement much easier, and make up our minds much more quickly whether we agree or not with the statement.

None of this is intended to discourage feedback and independent research -- but research means sources, and unsupported feedback goes way down on the priority list. We've had feedback in the past that was based upon poor (or no) research; it doesn't take very many hours of wrestling with that for us to put unsupported feedback far down on the priority queue for our attention.
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Re: mounted samurai bowmen

Postby vodnik » Wed May 16, 2018 7:50 am

...there are sources in german and japanese but it is better to mention the text in english. But it is not easy to find it. In Samurai Warfare by Stephen Turnbull, Chapter 5; Samurai Warfare in the Sengoku Period. From mounted archer to mounted spearman. There this transformation start even earlier: 1450. More about the Period you can find in: Samurai Warrior by Thomas D. Cunlan...
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