HŌJŌ: SAMURAI WARLORDS
During the sixteenth century Japan made a dramatic transition in the field of samurai warfare, and Hōjō will be the definitive work on how and why the transformation took place.
This ground-breaking book, which begins where the Ōnin War book ended, will employ the unique structure of tracking five generations of the same Japanese family over a century and a half to illustrate the process in fine detail. This is made possible because the Hōjō lords fought some of the best known battles of the period against famous opponents such as Takeda Shingen, Uesugi Kenshin and Toyotomi Hideyoshi and can therefore be regarded as the archetypal samurai warlords of the Sengoku Period.
The text will include my extensive translations of new material from Hōjō Godai ki, including the use of dogs as messengers, the strange treatment of battlefield wounds and some unusual naval warfare.
AVAILABLE LATE 2023
SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR 2024!
ELEPHANTS AND GUNPOWDER: WARFARE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
For the first time a popular yet authoritative and well illustrated history of the Art of War in Southeast Asia from the Medieval to the Early Modern Period.
It will be based on contemporary source material and will tell the story of how war was conducted in Burma, Siam, Cambodia and Vietnam. The war elephant will feature prominently along with the development of firearms, the use of mercenaries and unique accounts of battles and sieges.
AVAILABLE LATE 2024!