SNB Toyotomi ~ 光盟 Chapter 1.4 ~

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Chapter 1: Alliance

Having joined in an alliance with Oda and Date, Hideyoshi and the others departed for Mouri territory, searching for clues on Himemiko.

However the alliance, which was formed because of a common interest, stands on thin ice…

Chapter 1.4

Right after Hideyoshi-san returned from the war council of generals, we began a strategy meeting on we should fight the enemy allied forces.

[HIDEYOSHI]: “I talk to Nobunaga and Masamune too about what our entire alliance should do, but… well, basically, we’d play it by ear and cooperate by crushing each force individually.”

[YUZUKI]: “Erm…? Can that be called cooperating…?”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “It’s more realistic like that than cooperating poorly.”

.[HIDEYOSHI]: “Besides, the clue to Himemiko in Mouri lands is our goal. It’s not like we absolutely have to win this fight.”

[YUZUKI]: “I see…”

[MITSUNARI]: “Be that as it may, it won’t be straightforward.”

[KANBEE]: “Yes. Our enemy is the Uesugi army, led by Uesugi Kenshin, the Takeda army, led by Takeda Shingen, and the Sanada army possessing ninja, led by Sanada Yukimura.”

[TOSHIIE]: “Mrmm, if we’re talking simply about military strength, the Sanada army would be the target, right?”

[HANBEE]: “But ninjas are huge troubles, you know? If we’re caught in their techniques, the tables could easily be turned on us.”

[TOSHIIE]: “Then we’re hitting the Uesugi army or Takeda army?”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Hm, good point. The Uesugi army… or more like, Kenshin, is someone I’d like Nobunaga to suppress.”

[YUZUKI]: “Why?”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Kenshin, you see, is a warlord who respects righteousness, whereas Nobunaga can discard even his own family if he decides they’re useless.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “It’s a way of thought that’s incomprehensible to Kenshin, so he might get disturbed. Nobunaga’s skilled at taking advantage of another person’s weakness.”

[YUZUKI]: “U-umm…”

[HANBEE]: “Hideyoshi-sama, that’s slander, you know?”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Oh no, no, I’m complimenting him.”

[KANBEE]: “However, as a matter of fact, we cannot make light of compatibility.”

[MITSUNARI]: “Right, because these many armies are clashing. As time goes on, it will likely become a free-for-all.”

[KANBEE]: “There is also the possibility the battlefield will grow extensive. On top of that, it will be necessary to grasp not just the placement of our own army and the enemy, but also an overhead view of the entire battlefield.”

[KANBEE]: “In addition, we should crush the enemy starting with an opponent we can destroy for certain.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “That’s true. It’s just…”

[TOSHIIE]: “Mm? What’s wrong, Hideyoshi?”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “……”

[YUZUKI]: (… Hideyoshi-san?)

Hideyoshi-san was staring directly at Toshiie-san with a serious expression.

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Our true objective is Himemiko’s clue. This battle is, to the end, a step towards that. I don’t want to think about losing my friends in a place like this.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “But, Toshiie, there might be a situations where you’re the only one who’ll need to charge in a little recklessly. Can you do it at that time?”

[TOSHIIE]: “What’re you saying! It’s my job to cut open a path for everyone, right? I’ll beat the hell out of anyone who stands in the way!”

[YUZUKI]: “Toshiie-san…”

[HANBEE]: “Wah, so cooool!”

Smiles spilled involuntarily from not just me but everyone else at those reliable words. And Hideyoshi-san too—

[HIDEYOSHI]: “I’m counting on you, Toshiie!”

[TOSHIIE]: “Yeah! Leave it to me!”

He grinned at Toshiie-san who held his head high. The heavy atmosphere from just moments ago disappeared.

[YUZUKI]: (Toshiie-san’s words are reassuring. Like this…)

There was nervousness and uneasiness in this day before the battle, but I was sure we would safely overcome it. Those feelings grew stronger.

4 thoughts on “SNB Toyotomi ~ 光盟 Chapter 1.4 ~

    Reggie said:
    March 17, 2019 at 17:38

    [HIDEYOSHI]: “It’s a way of thought that’s incomprehensible to Kenshin, so he might get disturbed. Nobunaga’s skilled at taking advantage of another person’s weakness.” Oh Hideyoshi what a terrible jokester you are hohoho 🎶🎶🎶

    I laugh so much at Katsuie and Masakage’s white day letters. Katsuie stop that crying habits hahaha 😂 and Masakage never fails me to surprise on his kindergarten style hahaha. The only difference is Saizo, he didn’t put petals this time.

      Ilinox responded:
      March 17, 2019 at 19:34

      I wasn’t even thinking about army match ups but now that Hideyoshi brought it up LOL please!! I want front row seats to Oda vs Uesugi. Thinking about it, we’ve also seen Date vs Uesugi (those poor vases) and Date vs Sanada (the whole sacred treasure and cave moment) so it should be Date vs Takeda and give Sanada to Toyotomi, haha.

      LOL the white day letters were really cute! I always find the ones with actual effects to be pretty funny. Masamune’s had the letters growing a little bit smaller too IIRC.

    waterinegirl said:
    March 16, 2019 at 04:26

    Im excited to see the clash of ideals of nobunaga and kenshin

    Kenshin is fine in other route but im worried in his own route.

    Im worried about toshiee no matter how stong he is.

    Wait? so they’re going after the sanadas?

      Ilinox responded:
      March 17, 2019 at 17:31

      “Kenshin is fine in other route but im worried in his own route.” LOL I never thought about that, but it’s so true. He only gets bullied by the writers in his own route and it’ll be interesting to see this match-up from Toyotomi army’s perspective since both are technically enemies.

      I don’t think they’ve decided yet /o\ but that does make me curious what the plan is. They want to go after someone they’re sure they can beat and since Hideyoshi wants Oda vs Uesugi then that means it’s either Takeda or Sanada. But the ninjas will make Sanada (the “weaker” army) troublesome, so I guess it’ll come down to whether they think the Hanbee-Kanbee plans can outwit the ninjas.

      Buuut because Toyotomi has strength in numbers, it might be a better idea to go against Takeda, otherwise Date (the smaller army on their side) would have to fight against a larger army. And Date might be able to handle ninjas tricks. HOWEVER, this is assuming Hideyoshi will care to put Masamune in a more equal position, since the Oda-Toyotomi-Date army is so unstable he might be willing to throw Masamune into a losing situation or one that’ll make him take great losses for the future LOL.

      This all hinges on whether Nobunaga and Masamune will listen to Hideyoshi either HAHA. I mean they say that Toyotomi has taken “command” but it’s another thing to actually order placements for the entire army.

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