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"Kabayama Hisataka" 樺山 権左衛門 久高?, (1560 – 1634) Was a Japanese samurai of the early Edo period. He was a retainer, senior advisor (karō), and senior deputy commander in the service of the Shimazu clan

, – Was a Japanese samurai of the early Edo period. He was a retainer, senior advisor (karō), and senior deputy commander in the service of the Shimazu clan

The Warring States period saw a number of tactical changes in weapons and roles for both samurai and ashigaru. Older ashigaru yari (spears) were replaced with long-shafted yari, as the ashigaru professionalized enough to handle such weapons in formation. The ashigaru also used more missile weapons, first bows and then new matchlock arquebuses introduced in the mid-16th century. Matchlocks required less training than bows, packed much more of a punch, and had greater range.

The Warring States period saw a number of tactical changes in weapons and roles…

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