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June 29, 1575
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Masakage Yamagata, a loyal Takeda general, is one of Shingen's Four Guardian Kings and considered to be one of his famed Twenty-Four Generals. He is one of the famous generals who ordered his armies to wear red armor in battle, an act later replicated by Naomasa Ii.
Role in GamesEdit
The Samurai Warriors series generally has him in the majority of Shingen's battles until Nagashino. During this battle, he is usually killed by Oda gunfire or is highlighted as a mission objective for the Oda forces to kill. Yukimura's scenario of this battle in the first game will allow Masakage to survive the fighting if Shingen is present. In the following sequels, he will charge in the frontlines alongside Yukimura to attack the Oda's main camp.
Similar to the Samurai Warriors series, Masakage will die at Nagashino in Kessen III. Before the battle, he cautions the reckless Katsuyori to bide his time as his late father suggested and to not attack the Oda. He is given a special cutscene for his death during the battle.
- "Have the gods forsaken the Takeda?"
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